Monday, January 21, 2008

Frame Design

So here is the basic setup of a bike frame with the labels as I'll use them in future posts. This is a dual suspension cross-country racer, more specifically the Santa Cruz Blur XC. Here we can see the main angles and the tube titles as you would normally see them on a companies website or browsing through a magazine. These vary for various rides and from company to company and I'll try to cover the significance of each of these area's and how the individually work to improve performance. I would also like to look into how length or angle changes affect the bike.

From what I've seen the main material's bikes are made from include Steel, Aluminum, Titanium and Carbon. The increase in price also goes up as I listed the materials. I will in future posts look into each and what the benefits and drawbacks of each is.

The list below will make up the other type of posts as I delve into how each of these affects the overall handling and performance of your machine:
  • Top Tube
  • Head Tube
  • Seat Tube
  • Chainstay
  • BB Height
  • Wheel Base
  • Standover Height
  • Seat Tube Angle
  • Head Tube Angle
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