Pedalling Efficiency Rig – Rolling Resistance Testing

Pedalling Efficiency Rig – Rolling Resistance Testing

Pedalling Efficiency Rig - Rolling ResistanceIntroduction In cycling, it is well established that aerodynamic drag has a significant contribution to an athlete’s resistance. However, in the pursuit of performance, we must consider not just the drag of the athlete and...

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Front Wheel Testing

Front Wheel Testing

Front Wheel Testing BlogAerodynamic drag has a significant contribution to an athlete’s resistance. As the athlete’s velocity increases, so does the power required to overcome their aerodynamic drag. An athlete must consider not just their body position but the drag...

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Repeatability Blog

Repeatability Blog

Repeatability BlogRepeatability is key to understanding and validating wind tunnel test data. Unless variables are meticulously monitored and controlled, the variability of results could be greater than the marginal differences attempting to be measured. How a wind...

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Cycling Shoes Blog

Cycling Shoes Blog

Cycling Shoes Blog Are your shoes slowing you down? With such a wide variety of shoes and fastening mechanisms available on the market, choosing the best shoe for an athlete can become a tricky decision to make! Comfort and aesthetics are often the deciding factor,...

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Handlebar Width Blog

Handlebar Width Blog

Handlebar Width Blog  Handlebar width is considered during a good bike fit to provide both comfort and best fit anatomically. However, aerodynamically, gains can also be found in correct choice of handlebar width. It has been understood and adopted by elite...

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Chain Lubricants

Chain Lubricants

Chain Lubricant Testing Have you ever wondered the effect that your choice of lubricant has on your chain’s efficiency? On our chain rig here at Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub we recently put a variety of chain lubricants to the test to find out.  Method:  The...

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Handlebar Stiffness Testing

Handlebar Stiffness Testing

Handlebar Stiffness Testing  Have you ever considered the effect handlebar width has on stiffness? Manufacturers frequently make claims about the stiffness of new products in the market, either due to new materials or construction methods. Using our Stiffness Rig...

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Solar Panel Tender Opportunity

Solar Panel Tender Opportunity

Solar Panel Tender OpportunityIntroduction Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub (SSEH) is a leading R&D facility for sports engineering and athlete development. We offer impartial and confidential testing services, with customers ranging from elite athletes and...

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Rolling Resistance Testing

Rolling Resistance Testing

Rolling Resistance Testing Have you ever wondered what the fastest tyre choice is for a road ride? With tyre manufacturers often claiming to have the fastest tyre on the market, it’s easy to become confused by all of the available offerings. Recently at Silverstone...

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Sock & Overshoe Testing

Sock & Overshoe Testing

Sock & Overshoe Testing Socks are a fundamental part of clothing for cycling. However, have you ever wondered how much difference they actually make to a rider’s aerodynamics? The lower legs present two cylindrical drag producing bodies to the airflow, something...

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