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reer mek bike

Noun, Adjective

A bicycle with a rear derailleur component for shifting gears

Example usage: I need to adjust the rear mech bike before a long ride.

Most used in: Mountain biking and road cycling.

Most used by: Experienced cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Derailleur Bicycle, Gear Bicycle, Drivetrain Bicycle, Gear Bike,


What is a Rear Mech Bike?

A rear mech bike, or rear derailleur, is a type of bicycle drivetrain that uses a chain and multiple sprockets to shift the chain between different gears. This type of drivetrain is commonly found on mountain bikes, road bikes, and hybrid bikes. It is the most popular type of drivetrain among cyclists, with an estimated 80% of all bikes having a rear mech bike drivetrain.

The rear mech bike drivetrain is composed of several components: the rear derailleur, the sprockets (or cogs), the chain, and the shifters. The rear derailleur is responsible for moving the chain from one sprocket to the next. The sprockets are the gears that the chain moves over. The chain is the link between the rear derailleur and the sprockets. The shifters are the levers that you use to move the chain from one sprocket to the next.

The rear mech bike drivetrain allows for a wide range of gears, which makes it easier to find the perfect gear for any terrain. It also allows you to shift quickly and smoothly between gears, making it ideal for fast descents and steep climbs. The rear mech bike drivetrain is a great way to get the most out of your bike, no matter what type of terrain you're riding.


The Origin of the Term 'Rear Mech Bike'

The term 'rear mech bike' was first used in the early 1980s in Europe, in the context of cycling, to describe a bicycle with a rear derailleur. The derailleur is the component that is used to shift the gears on a bicycle, and it is located on the rear wheel of the bicycle.

The term 'rear mech bike' was used to distinguish it from other types of bicycles, such as single speed, fixed gear, or internally geared bicycles. The rear derailleur is a relatively new invention in the cycling world, and its introduction in the 1980s made it easier for cyclists to change gears quickly and easily.

The term 'rear mech bike' is still used today to describe bicycles with a rear derailleur, and it is used to distinguish them from other types of bicycles. It is a useful term for cyclists to use when talking about different types of bicycles.

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