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## Wheel Flop Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
f = Tm*sin(θ)*cos(θ)
This formula uses 2 Functions, 2 Variables
Functions Used
sin - Trigonometric sine function, sin(Angle)
cos - Trigonometric cosine function, cos(Angle)
Variables Used
Trail - Trail is defined as the distance the front tire’s contact patch “trails” the imaginary point where the steering axis intersects the ground. (Measured in Millimeter)
Head Angle - Head Angle is the steering axis angle measured from the horizontal. (Measured in Degree)
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Trail: 10 Millimeter --> 0.01 Meter (Check conversion here)
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
f = Tm*sin(θ)*cos(θ) --> 0.01*sin(0.5235987755982)*cos(0.5235987755982)
Evaluating ... ...
f = 0.00433012701892219
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
0.00433012701892219 Meter -->4.33012701892219 Millimeter (Check conversion here)
4.33012701892219 Millimeter <-- Wheel Flop Factor
(Calculation completed in 00.000 seconds)
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### Wheel Flop Formula

f = Tm*sin(θ)*cos(θ)

## What happens due to wheel flop?

Because wheel flop involves the lowering of the front end of a bicycle or motorcycle, the force due to gravity will tend to cause handlebar rotation to continue with increasing rotational velocity and without additional rider input on the handlebars.

## How to Calculate Wheel Flop?

Wheel Flop calculator uses Wheel Flop Factor = Trail*sin(Head Angle)*cos(Head Angle) to calculate the Wheel Flop Factor, Wheel Flop refers to steering behavior in which a bicycle or motorcycle tends to turn more than expected due to the front wheel "flopping" over when the handlebars are rotated. Wheel Flop Factor is denoted by f symbol.

How to calculate Wheel Flop using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Wheel Flop, enter Trail (Tm) & Head Angle (θ) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Wheel Flop calculation can be explained with given input values -> 4.330127 = 0.01*sin(0.5235987755982)*cos(0.5235987755982).

### FAQ

What is Wheel Flop?
Wheel Flop refers to steering behavior in which a bicycle or motorcycle tends to turn more than expected due to the front wheel "flopping" over when the handlebars are rotated and is represented as f = Tm*sin(θ)*cos(θ) or Wheel Flop Factor = Trail*sin(Head Angle)*cos(Head Angle). Trail is defined as the distance the front tire’s contact patch “trails” the imaginary point where the steering axis intersects the ground & Head Angle is the steering axis angle measured from the horizontal.
How to calculate Wheel Flop?
Wheel Flop refers to steering behavior in which a bicycle or motorcycle tends to turn more than expected due to the front wheel "flopping" over when the handlebars are rotated is calculated using Wheel Flop Factor = Trail*sin(Head Angle)*cos(Head Angle). To calculate Wheel Flop, you need Trail (Tm) & Head Angle (θ). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Trail & Head Angle and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well. Let Others Know