Boost 148: Boost 148 is a spacing standard for rear axles that extends the axle to
148 millimeters wide and allows engineers
to push the rear wheel closer to the frame.
Boost axles are also claimed to be much
Boost 110: To go along with the Boost
148 rear spacing, the front axle spacing is
widened to 110 millimeters. The benefits
are similar to those of the new rear axle
Brake modulation: A brake with more
modulation has power that comes on slowly, as opposed to the on/off feeling some
brakes have. More modulation is desirable
to a point, but brakes with too much modulation can feel spongy and not as powerful.
Camber: Camber refers to the angle or
pitch of a trail. An off-camber turn is one
where the angle of the turn slopes down to
the outside of the turn. An on-camber turn
is the opposite, like one with a berm.
Casing: This comes from motorcycle
terminology, when a rider would come up
short on a jump and hit the motor case
on the landing on a jump. It applies to
mountain biking when a rider comes up
short and has a rough impact.
Chair: A comfortable, well broken-in
saddle, like an easy chair for your bike.
Chorizo (ed): Certain terms have
varying usage depending on geography.
This term is often heard in Northern
California in reference to a rider crashing
hard. In order for a rider to have properly
“chorizoed,” at least one bruise that is a
minimum of 3 inches across must be a
Chorizo wagon: This phrase refers
to a pileup or crash of at least three
consecutive riders. A true chorizo wagon
will only occur when said wagon train
of riders is pursuing a downhill STRAVA
Going down: Casing a jump can have
heavy consequences on a full-suspension
rig. Your bike’s rebound can cause the
bike to buck like a wild bull.