Research Overview

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Our research is grouped into the following categories:

  • Background information This covers areas that are not related to the design of bikes but are useful to inform design; traffic, user behaviour, the bike market etc.
  • Geometry, ergonomics and aerodynamics
  • Structure; the frame and forks and general information about stress analysis
  • Suspension
  • Tires and wheels
  • Transmission and power input
  • Brakes
  • Lights, visibility and traffic safety
  • Helmets and protective clothing
  • Luggage and child carrying
  • Disability
  • Locks security
  • Electric drives and power assistance