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Stiffness and Material Behavior primer. Part 2 of 3 Words by: Joe Graney, SCB Engineering - Steed Cycles
In the first installment, I’m basically saying that the stiffer your mountain bike frame is, the more predictably its going to handle on the trail. It’s about decreasing the deflection the frame undergoes when its loaded. The lower the deflection (the stiffer the frame is), the better it will handle because it’s not flicking around …