[Yak] High Pressure Tires
alex at phred.org
Fri Apr 17 11:06:15 CDT 2009
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Greg Illes wrote:
> Ah well, maybe someday that encyclopedia will turn up. If anybody
> knows of such a War-and-Peace class of tome, please let me know.
Vol 5, No 1 and No 3 of Bicycle Quarterly has tire tests which try to
understand what makes a low rolling resistance tire. Vol 6, No 1 has
aerodynamic testing of real world bicycles and parts (and answers
questions like how much aerodynamic resistance do you get from wearing
a loose jacket). Vol 5 No 1 also contains the article "Randonneuring
Basics: How to Make Your Bike Faster" which looks at aerodynamics vs
rolling resistance vs weight factors at a variety of speeds.
The magazine is not a strict scientific journal, but it is closer than
anything else out there that I've read. The technical articles are
peer reviewed by other engineers and scientists interested in bicycles
such as Frank Berto and Jim Papadopoulos.
You might also enjoy the book Bicycling Science by David Wilson.
Disclaimer -- I was involved with many of the articles listed above,
but I don't get a commission based on magazine sales. I work on the
magazine because I enjoy it.
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