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Dampening | Damping | Deore | Department Store | Derailer, Derailleur | Detent | Development | Diamond Frame | Die | Direct-Pull Brake | Dish | Dish Stick | Disc Brake | Disc wheel | Double | Double Butted | Double Pivot | Double Shifting | Double-sided Hub | Down tube | Downhill Racing | Downshift | Drag Brake | Draft | Drive Train | Drop | Drops | Drop Bolt | Drop Handlebar | Drop Out | Drum Brake | Dry Rot | Dual Pivot | Dual Suspension | Dura Ace | Dustcap

 

Dampening - Usually this is just people mispronouncing "Damping."

Damping - A way of eliminating vibrations. Usually used in reference to bicycle suspension forks.

Deore - A line of mountain bike components from Shimano. The base model, below LX, SLX, XT, and XTR.

Department Store - This is a general store selling various goods. It's fine for buying a t-shirt, but not a great place to buy a bicycle.

Derailer, Derailleur - A mechanism, operated by a shifter, that moves the chain between chainrings or cogs.

Detent -

Development -

Diamond Frame - The standard frame design for modern bicycles. The top tube, down tube, seat stays, and chain stays together resemble a diamond shape.

Die - A tool for cutting male threads. Also see, tap.

Direct-Pull Brake -

Dish -

Dish Stick -

Disc Brake -

Disc wheel -

Double -

Double Butted - When a frame tube or wheel spoke is butted at both ends.

Double Pivot -

Double Shifting -

Double-sided Hub -

Down tube -

Downhill Racing -

Downshift -

Drag Brake -

Draft -

Drive Train -

Drop -

Drops -

Drop Bolt -

Drop Handlebar -

Drop Out -

Drum Brake -

Dry Rot -

Dual Pivot -

Dual Suspension -

Dura Ace -

Dustcap -

 

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