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bīk băk

verb, noun

To ride back the way you came.

Example usage: Let's bike back to the starting point.

Most used in: Mountain biking and road cycling.

Most used by: Experienced cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Saddle, Seat, Saddleback, Rear Wheel,

What is Bike Back?

Bike back is a term used in cycling to describe the distance between the saddle and the handlebars. It is important to have the correct bike back for a comfortable ride, as if it is too short, it can cause discomfort in your back and arms. It is also important to have the correct bike back for safety reasons, as it can affect your ability to control the bike.

The ideal bike back for most cyclists is around 2-3 inches, and it is recommended to measure your bike back before you purchase or adjust your bike. To measure your bike back, you need to sit on the bike and measure the distance between the seat and the handlebars. If the distance is too short, you may need to adjust your seat or handlebars to get the correct bike back.

According to a survey conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), 55% of cyclists had an incorrect bike back. This shows the importance of measuring and adjusting your bike back correctly for a comfortable and safe ride.


The Origin of the Term 'Bike Back' in Cycling

The term “bike back” first appeared in cycling circles in the late 1800s. It was used to describe a cyclist’s return home from a long ride. The term was mainly used in the United States, and was likely derived from the phrase “hike back”, which was used to describe a hiker’s return home.

The term “bike back” is still used today to describe a cyclist’s return home after a long ride. It is also used to describe the act of cycling back to a starting point after a race or event. The term has stood the test of time and is still commonly used in cycling circles.

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