The Science Behind the Bike

2012 ,    »  -   4 Comments
Ratings: 7.58/10 from 33 users.

The Science Behind the Bike is a series of films that investigate how science and technology have transformed the sport of cycling.

We talk to Olympic gold-medalists Chris Boardman and Rebecca Romero, and Paralympian gold-medalist Sarah Storey, take a trip to a wind tunnel, consult with Team GB physiologists and hear from design experts and cycling legends such as Graeme Obree and Francesco Moser.

In this series you will find out about the legendary Hour Record (the record for the longest distance cycled in one hour), learn about technology, discover the forces that have to be overcome to ride fast and understand how the body deals physiologically when riding at Olympic level.

More great documentaries

4 Comments / User Reviews

    Luis Fernando
  1. Luis Fernando

    The Science Behind the Bike?????


    Dont you believe?

    Ok ask Lance Armstrong,Tyler Hamilton .etc

  2. CarimboHanky
  3. CarimboHanky

    for sure you didnt event watch the damn documentary before jumping to conclusion... not all cyclists use steroids like armstrong and company...

  4. Kareem Ibrahim
  5. Kareem Ibrahim

    Luis Fernando thinks he is funny, nice to see a documentary on a topic that will interest niche fans of a popular form of transport. I only wish the mechanics of a bicycle and the history of it's invention could be thoroughly covered one day. :)

  6. brianbigelow
  7. brianbigelow

    It's amazing the technology involved at times. I raced a lot of years ago and it's fascinating for me to see how the equipment has changed. The Takara every day actually the same as my racing bike did in the early 80's and that's due to the differences in the technology.

Leave a comment / review: