Horizontal Forces at the wheels for a bicycle (front wheel)


Though longitudinally stable when stationary, a bike may become longitudinally unstable under sufficient acceleration or deceleration. The horizontal reaction forces at the wheels for a bike can be calculated by the vertical forces at the wheels and the coefficient of friction, which is an empirical property of the contacting materials.

Related formulas


FfHorizontal Force at the front wheel (N)
μCoefficient of friction (dimensionless)
NfVertical ground reaction force at the rear wheel (N)