A component tested in the isolation of a wind tunnel could prove to be aerodynamically advantageous, however, if the components stiffness or mechanical efficiency to transmit rider power to the road is not considered, then any aerodynamic gain could be wasted.

This bedplate-mounted rig allows a bike frame (without wheels) to be mounted on the front and rear axles and a static load applied through either the crank arms, bottom bracket bearing, handlebars or seat post; force and displacement is measured, and stiffness is then calculated.

Additional rig configurations also allow crank arms, handlebars, stems and wheels to be stiffness tested in isolation.

If you want to be one of the first to see how this rig can benefit your company, then please register your interest at either info@silverstonesportshub.co.uk or call us on 01327 222 830.

In collaboration with Silverstone UTC.
With support from Bucks Local Growth Fund.