The Art & Science of Bike Design: a five part introduction from the Open University
In 2012, Bradley Wiggins became the first English cyclist to win the granddaddy of all cycling races, the Tour de France. In 2013, Chris Froome became the second. After back-to-back victories, we have every reason to celebrate, and perhaps that’s why the Open University created The Science Behind the Bike - a series of four short videos exploring how science has changed the physics, technology and physiology of cycling.
Now they’ve followed up with a five-part video series called The Design Behind the Bike. Even if you’re down on cycling as a professional sport, you can still appreciate the artistry that goes into making an elegant bike.
You can watch the entire series in one sitting above, or catch the individual instalments here -
- History of Bikes & Bikes Design
- The Aesthetics
- Frame Design