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A cyclist who rides fast and aggressively, often weaving in and out of traffic

Example usage: 'Watch out for that wheelbuster, they're riding pretty recklessly!'

Most used in: Urban areas with heavy traffic and congested roads

Most used by: Experienced cyclists who are comfortable with weaving in and out of traffic

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 7/10

Also see: Cadence breaker, Leg-breaker, Pedal-masher, Watts-burner,


What is a Wheelbuster?

A wheelbuster is a term used to describe a cyclist who is particularly strong and fast. It is usually used to describe a cyclist who can easily break away from the pack, leaving the other riders behind. This type of cyclist is often referred to as a “domestique”, meaning they are the ones who do the hard work of leading the pack and setting the pace.

Wheelbusters are typically very experienced cyclists who have built up their strength and endurance over time. They tend to be the strongest and fastest riders in the group, and they can be invaluable for their team mates when it comes to winning races. Studies have found that wheelbusters are typically the riders who finish in the top 10 of races, and some of the strongest cyclists can be seen leading the pack in major races such as the Tour de France.

Wheelbusters are the type of cyclists who can make or break a race. They are the ones who set the pace and determine the outcome of the race. As such, they are highly respected among cyclists and are often sought out by teams for their skills on the road.


The Origin of the Term 'Wheelbuster' in Cycling

The term 'wheelbuster' is a nickname for a cyclist who excels at sprinting. It originally comes from the British English slang term 'wheel-buster' which was first used in the early 1900s to describe a cyclist who was particularly good at breaking away from the pack in a race.

The term was popularized in the United States in the early 2000s when professional cyclists began to use it to describe a cyclist who was capable of breaking away from the pack and winning races. The term is still used today to describe a cyclist who is particularly good at sprinting.

The term has become a popular way to describe a cyclist who has the ability to break away from the pack and win races. It is a testament to the skill and determination of these cyclists that the term has become so widely used.

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