clubber - Member
Absolutely but it was the nature of guesswork that suprised me. As I said, it works but it's not a very effective way compared to what they could have done.
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Arguably not, FEA has only really been available to normal people in recent years. The Pace XC bikes used square tubes because it was easier to model than round tubes so they could do it without the aid of a supercomputer!
Even stuff like Aeroplanes wasn't properly designed on computers until the newest generation (A380 / dreamliner).
There's no way a small bike components company in the early 90's would have had access to it. The RS3 was about '94, the RS7 was essentially a forged +machined RS3, and the RS8 is a more machined RS7.