Forces on Rider

Standard      Test

Effective Frontal Area
(0.4 to 0.7 is typical, m2)
Drag Coefficient
(Use default value).

Bike Weight (kg)

Rider Weight (kg)


Front
Wheel Weight (kg)
Front Wheel Inertia
(kg m^2)
Front Wheel
Drag Coefficient

Front Wheel Radius (m)



Rear
Wheel Weight
(kg)

Rear Wheel Inertia
(kg m^2)

Rear Wheel
Drag Coefficient

Rear Wheel Radius (m)

Rear Wheel Shelter (%)

 
Speed (m/s)
 
Wind Speed(m/s)
(from straight ahead)


Air Density

(or Air Density from Temperature, Barometric Pressure, and altitude).
kg/m3  
Sea Level   1.226
1500 Meters   1.056
3000 Meters   0.905


Coefficient of Rolling Resistance
.
Wooden Track 0.001
Smooth Concrete 0.002
Asphalt Road 0.004
Rough but Paved Road 0.008

Grade of Hill
decimal




 

© 2002 Tom Compton