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road-racing bicycle and cyclist click to hear : road-racing bicycle and cyclist

Road-racing bicycle: bicycle that is designed for speed; it has narrow tires, a lightweight frame and handlebars conducive to an aerodynamic position for the cyclist.
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jersey shorts tire derailleur wheel chain wheel pedal shoe frame fork brake brake lever and shifter glove helmet

jersey click to hear : jersey

Stretchy tight clothing that covers the top of the athlete’s body.

shorts click to hear : shorts

Tight clothing that covers the athlete’s thighs to prevent them from rubbing against the seat.

tire click to hear : tire

Structure made of cotton and steel fibers coated with rubber, mounted on the rim to form the casing for the inner tube.

derailleur click to hear : derailleur

Mechanism for changing the rear gears by lifting the chain from one gear wheel to another; it allows the cyclist to adapt to road conditions.

wheel click to hear : wheel

Disk that turns around an axle at its center and enables the bicycle to move; its weight and shape influence the bike’s performance.

chain wheel click to hear : chain wheel

Wheel with teeth that, in combination with the rear sprockets, increases or decreases the distance traveled by a turn of the pedal crank.

pedal click to hear : pedal

Part attached to a crank that the cyclist rotates to provide the bicycle’s power.

shoe click to hear : shoe

Shoe with notches in the sole that fit into a corresponding part on the pedal to keep the foot secure on the pedal.

frame click to hear : frame

Bicycle structure made of aluminum or carbon fiber; it is rigid, lightweight and very sturdy.

fork click to hear : fork

Two tubes connected to the head tube and attached to each end of the front-wheel hub.

brake click to hear : brake

Mechanism composed of two brake pads that is activated by a brake cable; the pads are driven by a caliper and return springs to squeeze the wheel rim and slow down the wheel.

brake lever and shifter click to hear : brake lever and shifter

The brake handle activates the brake caliper to which it is connected by a cable; the shifter is used to change the position of the chain.

glove click to hear : glove

Leather item that reduces vibration and protects the hand against impact.

helmet click to hear : helmet

Hard piece of equipment designed to protect the head.