6. Mountain bike testing

MASc Thesis – Full Suspension Mountain bikes

Wednesday, August 16th, 2000

I studied techniques to evaluate the performance of full-suspension mountain bikes in my master’s degree. This involved putting sensors on a number of mountain bikes, taking them to the top of a mountain, riding down and then going back to the lab to analyze the data. I did this work in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Bicycles. Here is my thesis:

Discomfort Transmission: A Method for Measuring the Ride Comfort of Full-Suspension Mountain Bicycles

In the thesis, you can find a grainy picture of a Rocky Mountain Pipeline, the bike that I have right now.