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And find the right bike for you

We have put together all the information for you in our bike-wiki. Whether you want to determine the correct wheel size, find out the difference between LC carbon and UC carbon or work out the right seat height, you will find the right information here.

“The bike-wiki gives you a great overview!”

Tomáš Slavík, 4X World Champion

Bike anatomy

Suspension fork
Suspension fork

The suspension fork effectively absorbs impact, e.g. from divots or uneven sections of the trail. Suspension elements can be adjusted for shock pressure, compression and rebound. There are also various other settings, depending on the manufacturer. On the other hand, bikes such as the LECTOR X and the SQUARE Urban series use rigid forks in order to fit their purpose better.

Shock
Shock

The shock effectively absorbs impact, e.g. from divots or uneven sections of the trail. Suspension elements can be adjusted for shock pressure, compression and rebound. There are also various other settings, depending on the manufacturer. Our top models use the best shocks by Cane Creek and Fox, as well a high-performance air shocks in the newly developed metric standard.

Frame
Frame

Whether it is made from aluminium or UC (ultralight carbon), the frame is the soul of any bike. Every angle and dimension must be right. Our women’s bikes are designed for the female anatomy with a greater top tube angle and tailored frame lengths. The ASKET series has a modern, long geometry with a flat steering angle. As you can see, there are many details and differences that characterise every bikes series and fundamentally determine the way the bike handles.

Front hub
Front hub

Front hubs are available in various built-in-width and axle diameter standards. From quick-releases to boosts, we always have the right hub for your discipline! Hub dynamos generate electricity while you ride and don’t just provide lighting; the H AMR X and ROKET X bikes supply electricity to the charging station on the stem. This means that you can charge your GPS or smartphone while you ride. Not bad, eh?

Brakes
Brakes

The later you brake, the faster you go! Joking aside, you need to be able to rely on your brakes in critical situations. That's why we only disc brakes on all our bikes from the Kids’ 24" up. Hydraulic disc brakes with large pistons or even multi-piston callipers provide the maximum braking performance. There is also a standard disc brake size for road bikes: our NIVOLET X models are based on this.

Seat post
Seat post

The seat post allows you to change the height at which you sit. You can adjust this extending or retracting the post: the best models are telescopic seat posts that allow you alter the saddle height via remote control from the handlebar while riding: high for ascents and low for descents for maximum freedom of movement on the bike!

Stem
Stem

The stem is the main influence on the ride feel. A long stem provides a smoother ride, but also an elongated seating position and a less direct ride feel. A short stem provides a direct ride feel and more precise steering. However, the seating position is more upright.

Gear-changing
Gear-changing

An endless selection ... 1x11, 2x11, 1x12, ... A lot has happened in the field of switchers. Everything from the switcher to the chain ring must function perfectly and suit the discipline. And for those who don’t want to change gear, our SQUARE models include some self-switching 2-gear automatic models.

Crank
Crank

The bike's “engine”. This is where you turn every turn of the pedal into speed. But cranks aren’t all the same: There are several things to look out for: from Q-factor to crank arm length.

Derailleur
Derailleur

Perhaps the most stressed part of the bike. This is the part through which the chain runs and where gear-changing takes place - several thousand times over thousands of kilometres, under all kinds of conditions.

Rear hub
Rear hub

Everything revolves around the rear hub: it holds the cassette via the free wheel and propels the bike forward. There are many options to get you where you want to go: the humming of the free wheel, the automatic switching of the 2-gear hub or the range of the internal Alfine gear hub.

Tyres
Tyres

Tyres are the contact point with the ground, but so much more: you can’t enjoy your ride without good tyres. Just as with cars and motorcycles, the rubber blend, air pressure, tyre width and profile are key.