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ME 491 Integrated Systems Design

Selected ASTM Bicycle Standards

These are examples of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards that apply to bicycles. 

F2043 – 13(2018) Standard Classification for Bicycle Usage

 F2711 – 08(2012) Standard Test Methods for Bicycle Frames

F2273 – 11(2016) Standard Test Methods for Bicycle Forks

More ASTM standards applying to bicycles can be found by searching this database.

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

Selected SAE Ground Vehicle Standards

Vulnerable Road User Safety Message Minimum Performance Requirements

This document provides recommendations of safety message minimum performance requirements between a Vulnerable Road User (VRU) and a vehicle. It addresses the transmission of Personal Safety Messages (PSM) from road user devices carried by pedestrians, bicycle riders and public safety personnel, to provide driver and vehicle system awareness and potentially offer safety alerts to VRUs.

Ground Vehicle Standard J2945/9_201703


A Dictionary of Terms for the Dynamics and Handling of Single Track Vehicles (Motorcycles, Scooters, Mopeds, and Bicycles)

This dictionary of terms was prepared for use by those with a need to describe and understand the dynamics and handling of two-wheeled, single track vehicles. It is intended to span the gap between vehicle dynamics specialists and those with a more general interest.

Ground Vehicle Standard J1451_ 201909



Other Standards

Information about standards from other organization and available to MSU faculty, staff, and students can be found by using this MSU Libraries Research Guide.

Locating Standards at the MSU Libraries