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Foreign Bicycle Terms for Race Mechanics

Just in case you get the chance to travel, or if you just wanted to learn some foreign terms, here are some bike parts in English, French, Spanish and German. Are you fluent in another language and willing to help update our chart? Please use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us.

EnglishFrenchSpanishGerman
axleaxe, essieu (auto)ejeAchse
bicycle chainchaînecadenakette
bicycle standcapotbanco de trabajoFahrradständer
bottom bracketboite de pédaliercaja de pedalierTretlager
brakesde freinfrenoBremen
chainwheel, chainringplateauplatoKettenblatt
crank setpédalierbielaKettenblattgarnitur
derailleur, frontdérailleur avantdesviador centralKettenwerfer
derailleur, reardérailleur arrièrecambio de marchasSchaltwerk
disc brakedisque de frein,frein à disquefreno de discoBremsscheibe
Freewheelroue librerueda libreFreewheel
front forkfourchehorquillaGabel
grease, oil, lubricatelubrifier, graissergrasa, aceite, lubricarschmieren
gripgrip, poignéepuñoGriff
handlebarscintre, guidonmanillarLenker
hubmoyeubujeNabe
hub cassettemoyeu, cassettecarrete de cassetteKassettennabe
hub frontMoyeu Avantcarrete delanertoVorderradnabe
hub rearmoyeu arrièrecarrete tresaroHinterradnabe
leftgaucheizquierdalinks
pedalpédalepedalTrethebel, Pedal
rightdroitderecharechts
rimjantellantaFelge
saddlesellesillinSattel
shifting unit, shiftermanettemaneta del cambioSchalter
skewer, quick releaseBlocage Rapidescierre rapidoSchnellspanner
spokerayonradioSpeiche
sprocket, cogpignonpiñón, coronaZahnkranz
stem, handlebar stempotencepotenciaVorbau
suspension forkfourche à suspensionhorquilla de suspensiónFedergabel
tirespneus, pneumatiquestubolar, cubiertaBereifung
wheelroueruedaLaufrad