As a lesser known choice, I really rate "Lords of the
chainring", it's part of the CalPoly Masters Aeronautical
engineering course. You can get it from the authors website, (Bill
It's looking at the dynamics of two wheeled vehicles in terms of
steering moment and rider intention. Like the way aeroplanes control
systems are designed (I believe).
It has it's flaws, like it doesn't have the derivations of the math
involved and it's wierdly laid out as it's the coursebook for the Uni. But the Uni are pretty helpful if you need help and get in touch, they certianly were for me, and sent me a bunch of spreadsheets and useful bits.
It's good for getting away from all the "high trail makes a bike
steer slow, low trail makes a bike steer fast" confusing dross that
seems to permeate the bike-design literature.
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