5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
If you're a serious bike techie, this will become your bible!,
This review is from: Bicycling Science (Paperback)
A truly excellent, well researched and fascinating guide to the scientific theory behind the bicycle. It concentrates on fundamental principles rather than discussing particular brands or fads. The bulk of the book is devoted to the engineering and physics of frame materials and construction, steering dynamics and geometry, an examination of bicycle aerodynamics and rolling drag, and the basic principles of wheel design - dispelling some common myths in doing so. However, also discussed in detail is the human physiology of the rider in terms of power transfer, respiration and heat dissipation.
There are sections on alternatives to the standard bike and possible future directions for bicycle design, but today they look a little dated and unfortunately there is a lack of more recent detail, for example on modern suspension systems or composite frame materials.
Not a book about cutting-edge technology then, but 95% of the content is still highly relevant and the underlying engineering principles are to all extents and purposes timeless.