Autobus

Autobus is a term used in road bicycle racing to describe cyclists forming a large group behind the leading peloton. The term comes from the French word for bus, a large vehicle that transports many people at a slow pace. The autobus is also sometimes called the gruppetto, which is Italian for small group. Autobus … Read more

Attack

Attack is the term used to describe the action of launching a sudden attempt to pull ahead from a rider or group of riders, usually in a race or a competitive situation. The term attack comes from the French verb attaquer, which means to assault or strike. An attack is a tactic used to gain … Read more

Asymmetric Chainring

An asymmetric chainring is a chainring with an uneven shape and size, meaning it is not round or symmetrical. Asymmetric chainrings are also known as non-round, oval chainrings or, elliptical chainrings. The term comes from the engineering and design of bike drivetrains, which often use asymmetric chainrings to optimize pedaling efficiency and power. Asymmetric chainrings … Read more

Arm Warmers

Arm warmers are the sleeves that a cyclist wears on their arms to keep them warm and comfortable in cold or changing weather. Arm warmers are also known as arm sleeves, which are fabric tubes covering the arms from the wrists to the upper arms. The term comes from the clothing and accessories of cycling, … Read more

Altitude Training

Altitude training is the type of training that a cyclist does at a high altitude, which is a place where the air is thinner and has less oxygen. Altitude training is also known as hypoxic training, which means training in a low-oxygen environment. The term comes from the physiology and sports science of endurance training, … Read more

Alloy Seatpost

An alloy seatpost is a bicycle seatpost made of an alloy, a mixture of two or more metals. The most common alloy used for bicycle seatposts is aluminum alloy, which combines aluminum with other elements such as silicon, magnesium, or zinc. Alloy seatposts are usually lighter and stiffer than steel seatposts. The term alloy comes … Read more

Alloy Frame

An alloy frame is a bicycle frame made of an alloy, a mixture of two or more metals. The most common alloy used for bicycle frames is aluminum alloy, which combines aluminum with other elements such as silicon, magnesium, or zinc. Alloy frames are usually lighter and stiffer than steel frames. The term alloy comes … Read more

Alloy Cranks

Alloy cranks are bicycle cranks made of an alloy, a mixture of two or more metals. The most common alloy used for bicycle cranks is aluminum alloy, which combines aluminum with other elements such as silicon, magnesium, or zinc. Alloy cranks are usually lighter, stiffer, and cheaper than steel or carbon cranks. The term alloy … Read more

All-Rounder

An all-rounder is a cycling term that refers to a rider who excels in different aspects of cycling, such as climbing, sprinting, time trialing, and riding on various terrains. An all-rounder is versatile and adaptable and can perform well in different races and situations. The term all-rounder comes from the English word for someone skilled … Read more

Air Resistance

Air resistance, also known as drag, is the force that opposes the motion of an object through the air. The air resistance depends on the shape, size, speed, and density of the object and the air. The more air resistance, the more energy is required to overcome it and maintain or increase the speed. Air … Read more