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Are there any resources or books that discuss bicycle geometry? I am looking for resources that would allow to get a rough idea of how relaxed or aggressive a particular bicycle geometry is, by looking at the manufacturer's geometry specs. I realize that it would only impart a very rough idea and that only a prolonged test ride and preferably long term use of the bike can impart a full impression.

I am mainly interested in traditional road and touring bikes, but resources that address the same question in hybrids, and other bike styles are also welcome.

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You could start with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and the references at the bottom of dclxvi.org/chunk/tech/trail (though Bicycle Science has a later edition now). –  armb Jun 12 '13 at 11:10
Also the links at ihpva.org/projects/tstrike/building/handling.htm, especially Bill Patterson's "Lords of the Chain Ring". Recumbent oriented, but much of it will be more generally relevant. –  armb Jun 12 '13 at 11:30
Requests for resources aren't usually a good fit for the StackExchange format. You'll probably get a better answer if you ask a more specific question rather than asking for a list of books. –  amcnabb Jun 12 '13 at 17:18

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Tim Paterek Manual for Bicycle Framebuilders contains the chapter on geometry. Very old version of this manual can also be downloaded for free.

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