Research

Thesis research:
KINEMATIC AND MUSCLE ACTIVATION PATTERNS DURING SIMULATED UPHILL PEDALING ON AN INDOOR CYCLE ERGOMETER. Benjamin Stein

COBR from On The Bike Idaho

The Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research at the Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park

In collaboration with Boise State University’s Center for Orthopedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR) On the Bike has extensively researched the biomechanical principles of the optimal bike fit and coupled them with advanced motion capture technologies (ViconNexus).This enables the precise measurement and analysis of a cyclist’s posture while pedaling. On the Bike will make dynamic adjustments customized to your personal anatomy, flexibility and riding objectives. http://cobr.boisestate.edu/

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Related Articles and Resources

Burke, E. (2003). High-Tech Cycling. Champaign, Human Kinetics.

Dingwell, B. J., E. J. Joubert, et al. (2008). "Changes in Muscle Activity and Kinematics of Highly Trainer Cyclists During Fatigue." IEEE Trans Journal of Biomedical Engineering 55(11): 2666-2674.

Dorel, S., A. Couturier, et al. (2009). "Influence of different racing positions on mechanical and electromyographic patterns during pedalling." Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 19(1): 44-54.

Duc, S., W. Bertucei, et al. (2008). "Muscular activity during uphill cycling: Effect of slope, posture, hand grip position and constrained bicycle lateral sways." Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 18(1): 116-127.

Gregor, R. J. and S. G. Rugg (1986). "Effects of saddle height and pedaling cadence on power output and efficiency." Science of cycling: 69-90.

Savelberg, H., I. G. L. Van de Port, et al. (2003). "Body configuration in cycling affects muscle recruitment and movement pattern." Journal of Applied Biomechanics 19(4): 310-324.

Yoshihuku, Y. and W. Herzog (1996). "Maximal muscle power output in cycling: A modelling approach." Journal of Sports Sciences 14(2): 139-157.