industrialist Birger Svensson
Monark, also known as Cykelfabriken Monark AB and Monark AB, is a Swedish bicycle, moped and motorcycle manufacturer, established in Varberg, Sweden, in 1908 by the industrialist Birger Svensson. As of 2016, Monark is valued at 11.5 billion kr.

### What is a Monark Cycle?

Developed to handle the heaviest and most extreme loads, Monark cyclergometers are designed for demanding testing and training scenarios within sports and medicine. Accurate bike feeling and performance, combined with an easily calibrated and controlled ergometer help to ensure accurate results during every test.

How is resistance measured on a Monark bike?

The Monark bikes use a friction-braked ergometer. The frictional force is generated by a belt sliding against a rotating fly-wheel, which is balanced and measured by a hanging weight. The resistance, and therefore the power output required, changes with changes in pedaling speed and belt weight.

What is a Monark cycle ergometer flywheel distance?

On a Monark ergometer, one full revolution of the pedals will cause a point on the flywheel to move 6 meters through space.

## How do I calculate my cycle ergometer?

If you have 2 kp of resistance and are pedalling with 60 RPM the work equals: W = 2 x 60 x 6 = 720 kpm/min (kilopond meter per minute). To calculate the power output, you will have to convert kpm/min to Newtons per minute (N/min) P = (720 kmp/min x 9.81) / 60 seconds = 118 W.

### Who makes Monark bicycles?

The Monark vintage bicycles were produced by the Monark Silver King Inc. This company was one of those several companies that produced their first bicycle in the balloon tire age. Some people are mixing up two bicycle makers: “Monark” and “Monarch”. Just note: Monarch was another company that produced bicycles in the 1890s. Did you know…?

What happened to Monark motorcycles?

In the 1950s, Monark had a successful record in off-road motorcycle competitions. In 1954 they entered 8 bikes in the International Six Days Trial, a form of off-road motorcycle Olympics. All 8 Monark riders finished with Gold Medals.