PRODUCT TEST PROGRAM AND RESULTS
Prototype validation test program

Engineering at KÚ Cycle is about understanding we need to spend a tremendous amount of time and resources on testing our
products, to make sure we deliver to you safe, performing parts of the highest quality. Kú Cycle products pass all ISO mechanical
test requirements, and we always strive to perform better than the standards

PRODUCTS ARE TESTED BASED ON INDUSTRY ACCEPTED ISO STANDARS
All tests are documented, filmed and test samples stored for 10 years

PROTOTYPE VALIDATION TEST PROGRAM

ISO 4210

OUTPUT SUMMARY

TILL ALL TEN TEST BOXES WERE GREEN

Mechanical testing is an exciting and nerve wracking (for the engineer at least!) period in the overall product development timeframe. It is the final step from concept to first product and the first step in the refinement of that product for safety and performance.

No different to the strict tests a F1 chassis has to pass before letting a driver loose on the track, all ten testing hurdles had to be cleared before we were
confident letting a rider onto the TF1.

Experience in F1 teaches that failure is common place; if it passes first time it’s too heavy! TF1 was no different in this regard and with each failed test the
design and manufacturing process was improved and refined till all ten test check boxes were ‘green’.

HANDLE BAR

TEST 1 / TEST 2 - HANDLEBAR VALIDATION TESTING PASSED

ISO 4210-5 para 4.9 Handlebar and Stem Assembly Fatigue Test

TEST 3 - AERODYNAMIC EXTENSION TO HANDLEBAR SECURITY TEST PASSED

ISO 4210-5 para 4.8 Aerodynamic extensions torsional security test

FORK

TEST 4 - FORK STATIC BENDING TEST PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 5.3 Fork static bending test

TEST 5 - FORK STATIC BRAKE TORQUE TEST PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 5.6 Fork static brake torque test

TEST 6 - FORK REARWARD IMPACT TEST PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 5.4 Fork rearward impact test

FRAME SET

TEST 7 - FRAM AND FORK IMPACT TEST, FALLING MASS PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 4.1 Frame and Fork assembly impact test, falling mass

TEST 8 - FRAME AND FORK IMPACT TEST, FALLING FRAME PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 4.2 Frame and Fork assembly impact test, falling frame

TEST 9 - FRAME FATIGUE TEST WITH PEDALLING FORCES PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 4.3 Frame fatigue test with pedalling forces

TEST 10 - FRAME FATIGUE TEST WITH HORIZONTAL FORCES PASSED

ISO 4210-6 para 4.4 Frame fatigue test with horizontal forces

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