Methods for evaluating the radial structural behaviour of racing bicycle wheels

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Aim of the work was the development of a test method for evaluating the radial structural behaviour of racing wheels, believed to be correlated with the riding comfort properties. Four front wheels of different shape, material and spoke disposition were equipped with the same tubular tires and tested under radial loads. The wheel/rim/tire loaddisplacement curves were measured in static, cyclic and bump tests. The stiffness varied with load: despite great differences in the rim behaviour, the wheel overall behaviour resulted very similar due to the tire masking effect. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Petrone, N., & Giubilato, F. (2011). Methods for evaluating the radial structural behaviour of racing bicycle wheels. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 13, pp. 88–93). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.05.056

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