Falling frame and mass impact test

Bicycle Testing

In this video you see the ISO 4210 Falling mass frame impact for City and Trekking type bicycles. The frame and fork assembly is placed in a monorail drop impact tower, and impacted at 180mm height with a 22.5 kg weight.


Fork Bending Fatigue

Bicycle Testing

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.


Flat anvil impact test

Helmet Testing

In this video, we analysis the impact of a bicycle helmet when dropped on a flat impact anvil. An Accelerometer was placed to measure the peak acceleration (G-force).


CPSC Face Up Positional Stability Roll Off Test

Helmet Testing

In this video shows part of the CPSC 1203 Helmet tests, in this case, we test to see if the helmet is able to stay on a person's head. For this test an strap is hooked over the front edge of the helmet, and a 4 kg weight is dropped from a height of 0.6 [...]


CPSC Chin Strap Retention Test

Helmet Testing

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.


Curb Anvil Impact Test

Helmet Testing

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.


Hemispherical Anvil Impact Test

Helmet Testing

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.


ICP Heavy Metal Testing

Chemical Testing

In our testing laboratories, we use ICP Machines to test for the chemical makeup of a wide range of products. The ICP Machine transforms 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.


Helmet Testing

Helmet Testing

We are able to conduct a wide range of tests for a variety of helmet types. 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 accordance with FMVSS [...]


Frame Horizontal Fatigue Test

Bicycle Testing

This video shows a bicycle frame being loaded and fatigued in the fore and aft direction.  Compliance to the testing for a racing bicycle would be 100,000 cycles of fatigue, without cracks or fractures.


Wheel Drum Test

Bicycle Testing

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.


Seatpost – Saddle Fatigue Test

Bicycle Testing

Fatigue failure 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 because they help to evaluate the risk of a fatigue fracture. The EFBe test set-up is extensively similar to EN standards [...]


Handlebar – Stem Fatigue Test

Bicycle Testing

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 [...]


Crank Fatigue Test

Bicycle Testing

After the bike wheels, cranks are the second most important component that drives the bike forward. 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 ride quality.