Load a Bike Object
Open the bike search tools by clicking the round Add Bike button. Use the search tools to locate a bike or select Create New to generate an empty template bike.
Each loaded bike will be shown below the plot with its associated chip. Clicking on the bike name will open the Bike Info panel.
Bikes can be selected for modification by clicking on the bikes colour chip. Bikes can be deleted from the workspace by clicking the × on the right hand side of the chip.
Adjust Bike Parameters
All bike parameters are adjusted in the Left Sidebar. Point positions, linkage configuration, suspension info, and drivetrain can all be configured from the first tab.
Certain point positions such as front and rear wheel position are derived from the geometry parameters. Modifying the geometry from the second tab will instantly update the point positions.
Check the Results
If live mode is enabled the plots will update immediately when changes are made. Otherwise, hit the Solve button on the Layout tab. Fresh results will be loaded.
To select different plots toggle between line items on Kinematic tab of the right sidebar. Multiple items in some groupings can be selected for direct comparison. Hovering over the plot lines will show the information for that dataset.
Load a Spring Setup
Once a bike is loaded the spring parameters can be set. Click on the name of the bike on its chip to open the Bike Info panel. Measured springs can be loaded by clicking Load Spring or a simple coil rate can be used by selecting the option from the Spring Type selector.
The spring options can be searched similar to how the bike database is searched. Once a single spring option had been narrowed down you will see a check mark appear on the loading button. Click Load to attach the spring to the bike object.
Once either type of spring is loaded the configuration can be adjusted using the parameters in the Bike Info panel. Rider weight will determine how the sag is calculated. Select from shock sag percent, wheel sag percent, or spring rate to determine how the spring rate will be set.
Changing spring parameters will instantly update the related plots such as Wheel Force, Wheel Rate, and Energy Absorbed.