Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

James Meagher


There are two major mountain bike diameter wheel sizes on the market today, but with two different options, one would naturally wonder, “Which one is best?” During the course of this project, 26 and 29 inch wheel mountain bikes were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively, using a variety of test methods, from heart rate monitoring to serial data acquisition to computer simulated analyses; static, dynamic, theoretical, and subjective tests were administered.