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First Brands Receive UCI Label Frames and Forks

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The International Cycling Union (UCI) has approved the first group of models of frames and forks following requests submitted by their manufacturers. The approved models belong to the following brands: Richard Sachs Cycles, Scott Sports SA, Cicli Pinarello S.p.A., Willier Triestina S.p.A., Felt Bicycles, Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, BMC Trading AG and Corima SA.

First Brands Receive UCI Label Frames and Forks

AIGLE, France – The International Cycling Union (UCI) has approved the first group of models of frames and forks following requests submitted by their manufacturers. The approved models belong to the following brands: Richard Sachs Cycles, Scott Sports SA, Cicli Pinarello S.p.A., Willier Triestina S.p.A., Felt Bicycles, Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, BMC Trading AG and Corima SA.

Tomorrow, Friday 18 March, the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is staging an information meeting on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) frame & fork homologation process. At the information meeting during Taipei Cycle an update on the UCI homologation process will be presented. The information meeting is open to WFSGI members as well as non‐members.

The WFSGI information meeting will take place at:
Date: Friday, March 18, 2011
Time: 14h00 – 16h00
 
Next to the update on the UCI homologation process for frames and forks participants will have the opportunity to address questions to WFSGI Secretary General Robbert de Kock, who will run the meeting.

Approved frames
When they arrive on the market, the concerned frames and forks will feature a label certifying they are UCI approved. The full list of approved models is now available in the Equipment section of the UCI website. This list will from now on be updated regularly.

As of today, the UCI has received approval requests from 17 manufacturers for more than 40 models. The UCI will communicate the names of the labelled models as they are approved. ‘The UCI now continuously receives requests for approval from manufacturers, which clearly shows that the approval procedure is well accepted”, says UCI’s Technology Coordinator Julien Carron.

The UCI approval procedure for frames and forks came into force on 1st January 2011. The procedure ultimately leads to the award of a label certifying that new models are in accordance with the requirements of the UCI Regulation.

The cost of the comprehensive procedure is CHF 5,000 (Swiss Francs), that of the intermediate procedure CHF 3,000 and that of the simplified procedure CHF 500. In all three cases, this covers the approval of a maximum of 8 different sizes. A modest participation (between CHF 50 and CHF 500 per frame size depending on the type of procedure) will be requested of manufacturers wishing to approve a larger number of sizes.

It is important to note that the above mentioned costs are merely cost-covering prices. The UCI will not in any way profit from the approval process. The amount charged for the various approval procedures may be adapted in the future, depending on the evolution of the project’s finances.
 

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