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Experiments on rolling resistance

Finding rolling resistance is simple enough - provided you can measure pull. The way we've measured pull here is satisfyingly elegant.

Finding rolling resistance is simple enough – provided you can measure pull.

The way we’ve measured pull here is satisfyingly elegant.

You can download instructions to the experiment in the Downloads section below.

Talking points

  • When we designed this experiment we discovered a problem. What do you think it was?

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