A recent study from Edinburgh Napier University suggests that mountain bikers are experiencing more intense vibrations than a construction worker who has spent a day on a jackhammer. The study was carried out by Norco Factory Team mechanic, Lewis Kirkwood, as part of his Ph.D. He fitted accelerometers to the bars of two top-ten riders' bikes at a round of the Scottish Enduro Series and the British Championships. These are tracks that have hosted EWS rounds in the past and represent a typical, elite-level enduro race. The work was unsertaken in collaboration with Dr Mark Taylor (SEBE Civil Engineering Department).
Article published in association with Journal of Science and Cycling article recently pubished in collaboration with Sports Science research group.
7 August 2019