Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    ride like you stole it
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    680

    Books On Suspension Design?

    I've been pretty interested in suspension design for a while and now I really want to get into the nitty gritty of it. I've been looking for books both on motorcycle and bicycle suspension but it's been pretty hard and I've come up dry on most of the search's I've tried. Does anybody have any suggestions on some good books to check out that will at least get me started on the right path? I'm interested in both the kinematics of the design as well as the different things that go into designing a good damper.

    BTW, I am an engineer so I don't mind and would actually prefer a book that gets pretty technical and goes into the math of the subject.

    Thanks for any help, Steve.
    I lubed my disc brakes because they squeaked.
    Man was that fun to work out

  2. #2
    Most Delicious
    Reputation: dr.welby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,138
    You should probably look at motorcycle books like this one:

    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8493328634?ie=UTF8&tag=swimix-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creative ASIN=8493328634">Motorcycle Handling and Chassis Design: the art and science</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=swimix-20&l=as2&o=1&a=8493328634" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

    Tony Foale seems to be the go-to guy for singletrack suspension analysis, and it looks like you can read some of it on Google Books:

    <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=84hF-qoR5I8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=tony+foale&source=b l&ots=FYE0qGR7Ri&sig=kmf9mUF0nYuTWO36YeRB7lEc9gs&h l=en&ei=rU8ETfD0Ec6CngeuuaTlDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result &ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f= false">Motorcycle Handling and Chassis Design (Google Books)</a>

    Looking around, it looks like you have to buy it from his web site:

    http://tonyfoale.com/

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    598
    Not a book but this site: http://www.rdrop.com/~/twest/mtb/index.html might be worth a look.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    210
    There is a new book out written my Paul Theade of Race Tech. I think it's like $35 or so.

  5. #5
    ride like you stole it
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    680
    Man, apparently I'm bad at finding info on the web. Looks like I have some reading to do. Thanks for the info so far.
    I lubed my disc brakes because they squeaked.
    Man was that fun to work out

Members who have read this thread: 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.