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ASS Above Seat Steering
Bent Abbreviation of recumbent. Means recumbents bike, trikes are often includes.
Boom The boom is part of the frame at the front which triggers bracket.
Delta A delta is a trike with two wheels at rear and one at front.
Direct steering A direct steering has handles directly on the axis of wheel rotation, a rod connects the two handles.
Front Wheel Drive Recumbent bike whose front wheel drive (traction) and where the chain is deviated by pulleys at right angles along the fork. The chain no longer impedes the rotation of the wheel.
FWD Front Wheel Drive : Recumbent bike whose front wheel drive (traction) and where the chain is deviated by pulleys at right angles along the fork. The chain no longer impedes the rotation of the wheel.
Front Wheel Drive Moving Bottom Bracket Recumbent bike whose front wheel drive (traction) and where the chain is not deviated by pulleys. The front part of the frame supporting the pedals, derailleurs and all accessories is connected to the front wheel and its accompanying rotation
FWD MBB Front Wheel Drive Moving Bottom Bracket : Recumbent bike whose front wheel drive (traction) and where the chain is not deviated by pulleys. The front part of the frame supporting the pedals, derailleurs and all accessories is connected to the front wheel and its accompanying rotation
Gear Gear is the distance covered for one revolution of the crank. Is equal to the diameter of the wheel x the number of teeth chainwheel / number of teeth of the sprocket.
High Racer The high racers also known as HR are fast bikes with a seat above 50cm and very angled. They are equipped with two wheels 700 (or 650 depending on size) and some less extreme of 26 inches.
HPV Human powered vehicle: recumbent and classical bikes but also kayaks, skateboards ...
Indirect steering Indirect steering has a handlebar under the seat, the motion is communicated by connecting rods.
Load The maximum load is the maximum mass, excluding bike, of cycling, trailer anf luggage recommended by the manufacturer.
Low Racer The low racers also called LR are fast bikes with a seat in the 35cm and very angled. They are usually equipped with a small wheel in front.
open cockpit Handlebars Open Cockpit is high handlebars (ASS) and wide for a good passage of knees, it also called superman-bar
Recumbent A recumbent is a bicycle in which the cyclist pedals sitting.
Shell A shell seat, also called "European", is a molded and rigid seat.
Tadpole A tadpole is a trike with two wheels at front and one at rear.
Trike A trike is a recumbent with 3 wheels.
USS Under Seat Steering


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