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  • Quiz: Do You Know Your Bike Acronyms?
  • stwhannah
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    CNC’d XC BSO with ETT of 571 and BSA fitting… we’ve all scanned our way through the spec list of a new bike and read the letters, but do we actually …

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    tthew
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    17. Strong start,  faded at the end.

    jeffl
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    17 as well, annoyed I got the BSA one wrong by not reading the answers correctly.

    nickc
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    21. Christ, what a nerd

    nixie
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    20! Not bad. BSA was a guess.

    kayak23
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    18/23

    DHI for downhill?
    Never seen that before. It’s always been just DH. 🤔

    dawson
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    21

    crazy-legs
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    21!

    mashr
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    It’s always been just D

    in UCI world it’s been DHI for a while, think it happened at the same time as XCC, XCO, etc

    kayak23
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    in UCI world it’s been DHI for a while

    Oh right, in an official, competition sense then .
    I’m more used to people saying, ‘I went to BPW and took the DH bike’, for example.

    Actually, oops. Just realised we’re discussing correct answers. Sorry 😅
    I guess most will do the quiz bit first though.

    dangeourbrain
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    20, missed dhi, never heard that, I guess from the above it’s broadly unused in the UK (and USA?) were DH is much more familiar?

    fsr which I has been around long enough to not really have its original meaning any more

    arc which I assume relates to yeti but no idea, and if it does, again hasn’t held true for years.

    kayak23
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    You missed out OWB
    ‘Own them with Bombers’

    OwenP
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    AND you left out ‘LTB’!

    Oh wait, wrong forum.

    Might start using that for punctures though.

    stwhannah
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    Before anyone pipes up, I did ask Specialized for the official answer on FSR! Google had many theories!


    @kayak23
    Bombers is in a future quiz, I’m working on it!

    jonnyboi
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    17/23 poor for a nerd. Would have been happier if it had told me I had got 74% correct..

    fazzini
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    16. In my defence I’m the YTSer 😂

    docrobster
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    17 here too. I knew bsa but still out the wrong answer thinking context was wrong. Idiot!

    droplinked
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    20 correct, jeeeez – I need to spend less time on here 😂

    P20
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    18/23

    boco
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    19 not too shabby!

    CheesybeanZ
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    18 – BSA isn’t a bike Acronym?

    ampthill
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    18

    Really pleased to know BSA now. It clearly is a bike acronym

    lister
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    19. I’m happy with my nerd level.

    andy4d
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    17 with a few lucky guesses.

    hightensionline
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    22. Every day is a school day for the one I got wrong as well.

    dangeourbrain
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    Before anyone pipes up, I did ask Specialized for the official answer on FSR!

    Don’t you know you can’t trust manufacturers to know how they came up with their product names deer?

    kelvin
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    20

    Spoiler:
    Don’t understand the Downhill thing… well, I do now I’ve looked it up

    🤗

    but don’t let a bit of pedantry get in the way of some fun

    Have you read the forum!?

    Loved the last podcast by the way… glad you found a use for the eye test idea from the snow mag ad.

    Ambrose
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    20 for me. It’s the racing categories that got me.

    speaker2animals
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    23 whoop whoop

    nuke
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    17…a little disappointed but an ok score

    docrobster
    Free Member

    BSA definitely is a bike acronym. My first proper racing bike aged about 10was a bsa. My grandad told me what it stood for.

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    21

    TiRed
    Full Member

    17. Not an MTB nerd. I am a bike nerd. Of course BSA is an acronym! I’ve been a DNF a few times too 🤣

    Yak
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    19. So not bad nor full neek (youth speak..dunno if it’s neek or neak..?).

    frankconway
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    A solid 20 which means…absolutely nothing!

    tomhoward
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    21, happy with that.

    matt_outandabout
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    What no OTB or PSI

    ThePinkster
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    21, should have been 22 as I appear to have retapped the wrong answer to FSR when looking for the submit button.

    Never heard downhill being called DHI before. Where is that ever used?

    aide
    Full Member

    Only 16….

    Jordan
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    16 for me too. The ones I got wrong were all my only guesses apart from FSR which I was sure I knew…

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