Friday, July 1, 2011

Should the UCI eliminate the legal bike weight?

Do you think 12 or 13 bikes are safe? Are they going to crumble underneath of its rider? Seems like todays technology is allowing for lighter, but just as strong of a bicycle. As the 14.99 lb limit stands now, teams have so much leeway to customize their ride because every component is super light. Cannondale has a 12 lb bike. Now they can add heavier wheels or pedals and cages to comply with the limit, but that's the same frame. If it's a matter of safety, they need to reevaluate how they define the weight limit. 

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VeloNews » Analysis: Eliminating the UCI bike weight limit is overdue

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