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Old 05-27-07, 06:56 AM
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Spinergy Rav-x wheels Legal?

Are the Rev-x quad spoke wheels mass start legal?






I'm intrested in buying my friends but don't know if they are.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:18 AM
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Doesn't look like these wheels are listed as legal:
(However, I'm not sure how closely USCF officials follow these rules if you are racing in the US)

From: http://www.uci.ch/modello.asp?1stlev...15&idnews=1628


NON-STANDARD WHEELS IN CONFORMITY WITH ARTICLE 1.3.018


Non-standard wheels in conformity with article 1.3.018:

Article 1.3.018 relates only to massed start races.

In this type of event, the riders generally use standard (conventional) wheels which are clearly defined in article 1.3.018. These wheels are authorised de facto.

However, during races in packs, certain riders do use non-standard wheels (rims higher than 2.5 cm, fewer than 16 spokes, spoke thicknesses of over 2.4 mm). If any of these conditions is noted, the wheel is deemed to be a non-standard wheel and must have passed a break test in order for it to be authorised for use in competition.

The manufacturers inform the UCI of the names of wheels which have been successfully tested. The names of these wheels are shown in the list below. The wheels can therefore be clearly identified. If this is not the case then the wheel is not authorised for use.




Spinergy

- Spinergy SRX (2B02) (20-28 rayons / spokes)
- Spinergy SR3 (2S02) (20-28 rayons / spokes)
- Spinergy X AERO (PRI-FC-111) (16-20 rayons / spokes)
- Spinergy X AERO LITE (2L02) (18-20 rayons / spokes)
- Spinergy X AERO CARBON (16-20 rayons / spokes)
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Old 05-27-07, 07:21 AM
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Are the Rev-x quad spoke wheels mass start legal?
No.

They banned them not long after Italian pro Michele Bartoli fell into a teammates rev-x wheel and smashed his kneecap.

IIRC they are still legal in ITT's.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mtcycle09
Are the Rev-x quad spoke wheels mass start legal?
USCF - Yes; UCI - No
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Old 05-27-07, 07:31 AM
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Legal or not legal, I still wouldn't ride them. Too many stories of the wheels exploding and my friend has actually witnessed in person a front Rev-X explode and see the rider go down really hard.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:31 AM
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so if i'm racing in USCF races do i follow the USCF rules or UCI?
i'm a junior racer under seventeen so i don't have to follow USCF rules for rule IJIE
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Originally Posted by mtcycle09
so if i'm racing in USCF races do i follow the USCF rules or UCI?
i'm a junior racer under seventeen so i don't have to follow USCF rules for rule IJIE
Follow the USCF rules. I race in juniors too, and I think that the UCI is more strict on gearing limitations for us than the USCF, or it might be the other way around. USCF is American, UCI is global.
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Old 05-27-07, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Follow the USCF rules. I race in juniors too, and I think that the UCI is more strict on gearing limitations for us than the USCF, or it might be the other way around. USCF is American, UCI is global.
USCF is very strict on junior gearing. You will have to submit to a roll out test after your event.
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Old 05-27-07, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
USCF is very strict on junior gearing. You will have to submit to a roll out test after your event.
They are strict about it, but I think they do it before the event.
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Old 05-27-07, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
They are strict about it, but I think they do it before the event.
We had a few juniors in my first event I officiated. We did roll-outs before, and retested a junior who placed after the race, too.

And the UCSF is adopting stricter UCI equipment rules starting in '08 for all Cats, so those wheels are likely out after this year.
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Old 05-27-07, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
They are strict about it, but I think they do it before the event.
The ones I've seen (USCF) have been post-race.
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Old 05-27-07, 11:42 AM
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alright thanks guys for all the help. USCF is strict on the actual checking of gearing but UCI has less options for gearing.
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Old 05-27-07, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by vpiuva
And the UCSF is adopting stricter UCI equipment rules starting in '08 for all Cats, so those wheels are likely out after this year.
Unless you have a crystal ball it's hard to know now what USCF will do in '08. While literally true, the currently announced changes for '08 are not likely to have much impact on anyone reading here, and won't affect local racing.

1J1(e) As of 2008, UCI legal bikes will be required in all national championships for ages 17 and above and for all NRC events.
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Old 05-27-07, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
USCF is very strict on junior gearing. You will have to submit to a roll out test after your event.
Trust me, I know all about that. I still want to get a Dura-Ace 14-25, but can't find one, guess I'll settle for an Ultegra.
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Old 05-27-07, 01:39 PM
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I don't believe Shimano offers a 10-spd cassette with the first gear higher than 13.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Trust me, I know all about that. I still want to get a Dura-Ace 14-25, but can't find one, guess I'll settle for an Ultegra.
Tighten up all your gearing by going with a 45 tooth large chainring and keep all 9 or 10 cogs. Your limit is 99.3 gear inches, 45*12 (w/23's) = 98.6 gi. The closest you'll get with a 53 is 53*15 = 92.9, and 52*14 = 97.7
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Old 05-27-07, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by vpiuva
Tighten up all your gearing by going with a 45 tooth large chainring and keep all 9 or 10 cogs. Your limit is 99.3 gear inches, 45*12 (w/23's) = 98.6 gi. The closest you'll get with a 53 is 53*15 = 92.9, and 52*14 = 97.7
Already have, I've had a 44 tooth chainring since I started racing, it's too bad I never leave the large ring, though. my large gear is a 52x14 which after a few races, feels like a baby-gear.
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
They are strict about it, but I think they do it before the event.
After the event. It would be to easy to change gears if you did it before the event.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Already have, I've had a 44 tooth chainring since I started racing, it's too bad I never leave the large ring, though. my large gear is a 52x14 which after a few races, feels like a baby-gear.
Maybe we're not following each other. I'm saying ditch the 52, get a 45 tooth large ring, and depending on your BCD, a 38 (or less) tooth small ring. That way you can use a 12-21 straight 10s (or 12-23)cassette and have access to all, and have a slightly taller high gear.
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