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Sample Test Methods


This is a list of tests commonly used at Bike Testing Inc. 
It does not include all of the tests that we are capable of performing.
The intention is to present the most commonly applicable tests in an abbreviated format.

In the future we will be adding more categories, such as chains, wheels& etc. and creating groups of recommended tests for the different frame types (road, mountain, BMX&).


NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTS

Seat Load/Vertical Rigidity Test
Twist Rigidity/Pedal Load Test (demonstrates pedaling efficiency)
Frame Standing Stiffness Test (demonstrates out of saddle stiffness)
Front Triangle Stiffness Test (demonstrates handling)
Rear Triangle Lateral Deflection
More Frame Deflection Tests
Pedaling Crank Stiffness Test

Destructive Tests

FRAME TESTS:

Head Tube Fatigue Test (ISO/ASTM Proposed Standard)
BMX Head Tube Fatigue Test
Static Head Tube Test
Pedal Load Cyclic Test
Seat Load Static Strength Test
Seat Load Fatigue Test (ISO/ASTM Proposed Standard)
Landing Load Fatigue Test
Rear Axle Lateral Load Fatigue Test (frame rear triangle)
Frame/Disc-Brake Mount Fatigue
Frame Static Strength Test
(only for full suspension where there is no way to mount the rear axle)
Side Impact Test
Falling Mass Fork Impact Test (ISO/ASTM Proposed Standard)
Frame Joint Weld Fatigue Test
Standard Rockwell Hardness Test

FORK TESTS:

Fork Cantilever Fatigue Test
Fork Cantilever Fatigue Test (ISO/ASTM Standard)
Fork Cantilever Static Strength
Tire Clearance (ISO/ASTM Proposed Method)
ISO Brake-Torque Fatigue Test
Fork Impact/Steering Tube Twist (ASTM Proposed Method)

STEM TESTS:

Stem Fatigue Test
Twisting Load Stem Fatigue
Direct Stem Load
Handlebar/Stem Energy Load
Stem Spinning Slippage Resistance

HANDLEBAR TESTS:

MTB Handlebar Fatigue
Road Handlebar Fatigue
Handlebar Impact
Handlebar Static Strength

SEAT POST TESTS:

Seat Post Cantilever
Seat Post Saddle Cantilever Fatigue
Seat Post Fatigue Test (based on DIN and proposed ISO test methods)
Suspension Seat Post Fatigue Test

CRANK TESTS:

Fatigue of Crank Assembly Including Drive Train Forces (Similar to ISO 4210-4.8.3)
Fatigue of Crank Assembly Excluding Drive Train Forces
Horizontal Crank/BB Fatigue
MTB & BMX Static Crank Testing

REAR SHOCK TESTS:

Rear Shock Dyno Test
Rear Shock Endurance

WHEEL TESTS:

Cog Pawl Torque Test
Hub Endurance
Spoke Tension Test
Rim Diametric Compression

TRAILER TESTS:

Buckling, Coupling & Hitch Tests
Handlebar Static & Cyclic Fatigue Tests
Drop Test
Axle Cantilever Static & Cyclic Fatigue Tests
ASTM Trailer Endurance Test