Testing in Action 2018-04-09T14:46:34+00:00
2016-03-17T11:12:37+00:00

Fork Bending Fatigue

A 620 Newton upwards and downwards force is applied to the aluminum racing bicycle fork in the plane of the wheel.   The fork steerer tube is held fixed as it would be installed into the actual bicycle frame. After running 100,000 cycles, the fork should not exhibit any failures of cracking or fracturing.

2016-03-16T09:06:50+00:00

CPSC Chin Strap Retention Test

Continuing with the CPSC 1203 Helmet tests, in this section, we measure the amount of stretch in the straps. In this instance, a technician attached the helmet chin straps to a 4 kg weight roller bar assembly. When the weight drops a laser measuring device collects data regarding the amount of expand the straps experienced.

2016-03-16T09:06:56+00:00

Curb Anvil Impact Test

In this video, we analysis the impact of a bicycle helmet when dropped from a 1.2 meter height into a curb impact anvil. An Accelerometer was placed to measure the peak acceleration (G-force). A peak G-force inside the helmet should not exceed 300 g. in accordance of CPSC 1203.

2016-03-16T09:07:13+00:00

Hemispherical Anvil Impact Test

When conducting bicycle helmets impact attenuation testing  we employ multiple anvils types. In this instance, a hemispherical impact anvil is placed at a 1.2 meter height. When using flats anvils, we perform the test dropping the helmet from a 2 meter height.

2016-03-16T09:08:59+00:00

ICP Heavy Metal Testing

In our testing laboratories, we use ICP Machines to test for the chemical makeup of a wide range of products. The ICP Machine transform acid solutions containing samples of the testing product into plasma, after that,  the machine is able to identify and measure various elements that are present in the original sample.

2016-03-16T09:09:06+00:00

Helmet Testing

We are able to conduct a wide range of Motorcycle/Sport helmet test. In this video, we perform a Helmet Penetration test. A 3 kg pointed steel striker is dropped from a 3 meter height. The steel striker should not touch the headform inside the helmet after the drop in accordince of FMVSS 218.

2016-03-16T09:09:26+00:00

Wheel Drum Test

In this video, we demonstrate a typical wheel testing assembly supported inside a safety enclosure. In this configuration, a fully assembled wheel is mounted to a pivoting assembly. The pivot assembly is adjusted so that with the wheel resting on the drum, the arms are parallel to the ground and the motion of the wheel.

2016-03-16T09:09:41+00:00

Seatpost – Saddle Fatigue Test

Fatigue failure is failure that occurs after repeated cycles of stress, but at a stress that is less than that which would be required for the failure to occur with a single application. Fatigue tests are essential for the quality assurance of lightweight constructions and for the development and optimization of new products, because they [...]

2016-03-16T09:09:48+00:00

Handlebar – Stem Fatigue Test

Failure of bicycle components such as the handlebar can result in a loss of steering and braking control and/or a lack of support for the rider’s weight, thereby leading to serious injury. Because bicycle manufacturers mix and match components from different suppliers, one particular assembly may be formed from components with a variety of structural [...]

2016-03-16T09:10:00+00:00

Crank Fatigue Test

Besides the wheels, the cranks on your bike are the biggest things you turn to make it go forward. They translate force to your drive-train. Our crank tests measure the weight along with the stiffness to ensure that there are no potential defects that could cause accidents. A good bicycle crank should ease and enhance [...]