Before we can begin to discuss about bicycles in more details, we must have a clear understanding of the various parts and how they are named. Here is a visual representation which highlights the most common parts of a bicycle:
Image source: http://www.giant-bicycle.com (Bicycle only). Modified by The bicycle Shopping Guide.
A bicycle is composed of many important parts. Here is a list of those you need to look at carefully when shopping.
- The frame
- The wheels
- The transmission system (gears and shifters)
- The braking system
- The steering
- The seat