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Progress Made on UCI Approved Wheels and Saddles for Road Bikes

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BERN, Switzerland – Next to weight limitation & aerodynamics and disc brakes for road bikes there’s more going on with regards to UCI approved components. Like with wheels as well as saddles.

Progress Made on UCI Approved Wheels and Saddles for Road Bikes
To get to UCI approved components 5 committees are focused on specific projects which are all part of the Bicycle Committee of the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry. – Photo Bike Europe

To get to UCI approved components five separate committees are focused on specific projects which are all part of the Bicycle Committee of the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI). These committees are to advise the UCI on approval procedures.

Wheel approval procedure

The new wheel approval procedure has been finalized and will be presented to the UCI Equipment Commission in October this year. If the UCI Commission will agree on the new test procedure, a self-certification test will be put in place as of January 2016, saving the industry the enormous costs of shipping and testing in Belgium.

Saddle regulations

The saddle committee is further discussing the modification of the saddle regulations and will prepare a first proposal for the UCI’s Equipment Commission meeting in October.

At last month’s Eurobike five WFSGI bicycle committee meetings took place that attracted a record number of attendees. More than 100 representatives of the WFSGI bicycle members attended the meetings and underlined the growing importance and success of the WFSGI as representative body of the bicycle industry.

In addition to the bicycle members, Mark Barfield, Technical Manager from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), partly participated in the meetings in order to discuss the latest developments and projects. He stated, “It is the UCI’s intention to further develop the rules in order to allow new and reasonable industry innovations.”

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