Uci Finally Approves Disc Brakes For Road Racing

UCI finally approves disc brakes for road racing

The UCI confirmed in a press release yesterday that disc brakes will be authorised for use in road (and BMX) racing as of July 1st, after years of fits and starts that saw them approved on a trial basis , temporarily re-banned , and then approved once again . Are road disc brakes dangerous? Could disc brake guards be the solution (to a problem that may not exist)? The release, which covers the UCI’s Agenda 2022 — a four year strategic road map for the organisation — reads: “Following nearly three years of tests, and in agreement with various stakeholders — teams, riders, mechanics, fans, commissaires, and the bicycle industry via the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFGSGI) — the decision has been taken to authorise disc brakes for road and BMX Racing, as of 1st July this year. Point 1.3.025 of the UCI Regulations will be amended ...

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