The Ultimate Mountain Bike Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Mountain bikes can be very complicated machines. New technology has created bikes with various features and abilities. Take this quiz to learn more about mountain bikes.

What advances in technology make changing gears on mountain bikes easier?

Advances in sprocket technology make changing gears on mountain bikes easier.

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What is the maximum gear ratios available on mountain bikes?

The number keeps increasing -- now you can get a bike with 27 gears.

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What ratio is used to make the bike go the fastest?

Use the highest ratio to make the bike go the fastest.

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What is a good speed for biking up a steep hill?

A good speed for biking up a steep hill is 3.8 mph (6 kph), which is also a good speed for a nice walk in the forest.

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What gear ratio do you want to bike up hills?

For peddling up hills, you want a low gear ratio.

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Mountain bikes built using the latest technology have what kind of suspension?

The latest mountain bikes have front and rear suspension.

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What makes up the shock absorber on a mountain bike?

The spring and damper together compose the shock absorber -- essential to suspension systems.

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The mountain bike has an oil-filled damper, what other mode of transportation has an oil-filled damper?

Cars also have oil-filled dampers.

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The mountain bike has a suspension fork similar to that of a:

The suspension fork on the mountain bike is similar to that on a motorcycle.

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Older mountain bike styles have ____________ frames.

Older mountain bike styles have welded frames.

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What are some of the latest mountain bike frames constructed from?

New technology has made carbon fiber material available for frames.

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How are bike frames most stressed?

Bike frames have most of the stress from the up-and-down direction when riding.

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How does frame construction gain the strength to withstand the up-and-down stress of biking?

Frames made with material having a rectangular shape will be better able withstand the up-and-down stress.

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Hydroforming the metal involves what process?

To hydroform the metal, the material is pressurized with water.

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What is an advantage of using carbon filter material for the bike frame?

Carbon filters frame are light, strong and can be most any shape.

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Other than a car, what other mode of transportation has disc brakes?

Some mountain bikes use disc brakes -- just like a car.

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What causes wear and tear to the front and rear suspension?

Rough riding on high-speed downhill races are tough on bike suspensions and also on the riders.

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What causes stress on the bike frame?

Wear and tear of the front and rear suspension also stresses the bike frame.

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What material is used to construct bike frames using older technology?

Older style bike frames use steel or aluminum tubing.

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What kind of stress do round tubes handle well?

Round tubes handle up-and-down and side-to-side stress equally.

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