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Old 01-11-19, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
Cool thread! Both bikes came out great. Why were they banned from competition?
Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
UCI said because of no seat tube, I believe. Disgruntled fans think it's because of the aero qualities at the time, or having that rear wheel up under the rider more than usual (due to no seat tube).

I might add, the Giant MCR was also banned, and that was just as odd, no real top tube. It was a very hard bike to even build much less go fast.
For one thing, the Trek Y foil has proved its aero design with rider and in conventional positioning.

If you've haven't already, do check out the Slowtwitch forum / triathlon TT retro and history. So many bizarre useless CO$TLY designs.
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