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best wheels that meet the uci rules

Old 10-09-05, 08:56 PM
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best wheels that meet the uci rules

i race U/17's and have restrictions to what wheels i can use. the rim can not be made of carbon fibre or any other similar fibres, they cant have less than 16 spokes front and rear.
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Old 10-09-05, 09:04 PM
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mavic MA3 with tiagra hubs. pocket the rest of the money.
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Rolf Prima's, (the 58mm deep versions).
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DT swiss R1.1 rims laced to ultegra or better hubs. chris king comes to mind...

32H in the rear, 28H in the front.
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Originally Posted by urban_assault
mavic MA3 with tiagra hubs. pocket the rest of the money.
ma3? that is a bulletproof rim but put it on the touring bike. use a open road and ultegra hubs and you're be race ready.
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Easton Accent 2's are the best for the money. 1430ish grams or so, clincher too.
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Speed Dream AR-20's from Dave Thomas, if light weight is what you're going for. Mine weigh 1347 grams.
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Best for what?

Do you want ultra-light climbing wheels? Deep-section wheels for flat/rolling courses?

You're going to need to get a little more specific.
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Campagnolo Neutron for climbing.

Campagolo Eurus for all-around...
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id prefer al round, i need less weight but i also want some aerodynamics.
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Rolf Vigors for an all-rounder that ain't carbon, though a hand built set of tubies on some Ambrosio Crono rims would prolly work out really well for you too, and since you can build them into a 1250-1300 gram wheelset...pretty sweet and very repairable.
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cameron... i'd never heared of Juniors having any special rules regarding UCI legal wheels... the UCI does have rules concerning "Non-Standard" wheels though... and pre-approved wheels... many of which are carbon... see the list of UCI legal wheels below

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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.


ADA

- Ada wheel – V profile (50mm)

Ambrosio

- Ambrosio Onda (jante/rim Focus or FCS 28)
- Ambrosio X Carbo
- Ambrosio X-SPACE (20, 24 rayons / spokes)
- Ambrosio LASERPRO (20, 24 rayons / spokes)

American Classic

- American Classic CR-420 (18 rayons / spokes)
- American Classic Carbon 38
- American Classic Carbon 58

Aerohead

- Clincher Pro front wheel (16 rayons / spokes)

Bianchi

- XL Levitation (16, 24 rayons / spokes)
- XL Elevation (16, 24 rayons / spokes)

Campagnolo

- NEUTRON Tubular
- NEUTRON Clincher
- HYPERON
- PROTON
- EURUS WH02-EUCF
- EURUS CARBON code WH4-EUCFC
- BORA
- SCIROCCO G3
- ZONDA G4
- ZONDA (18 rayons / spokes) (production stoppée en 1999)
- ATLANTA 96 (28, 32, 36 rayons / spokes ) (production stoppée en 1999)
- VENTO 63 (24 rayons / spokes)
- ZONDA (16 rayons / spokes)

Colnago

- Colnago Star

Corima

- Aéro boyau (18 et 24 rayons / spokes)
- Aéro pneu (18 et 24 rayons / spokes)
- Stevens Scorpio tubulars (18 /24 rayons / spokes)
- Stevens Scorpio clinchers (18 /24 rayons / spokes)


Citec
- Citec 3000 aluminum ( 16 rayons / 16 spokes )
- Citec Ultralite aluminum (20 rayons / 20 spokes)
- Citec Jet aluminum (16 rayons / 16 spokes)


Décathlon

- Penta Aero 20

Dierl

- Light Weight Carbon Fiber

Fir

- Galaxium – jante alu – ailettes carbones sur rayons
- RA Antara (28 rayons / spokes)
- RA Antara (18 rayons / spokes)
- Speed Lite (18,24 et 28 rayons / spokes )

Fulcrum

- Racing 1 (16 rayons / 16 spokes) tubular / clincher
- Racing 3 (16 rayons / 16 spokes) clincher
- Racing 5 (24 rayons / 24 spokes) clincher
- Racing FC tubular

Gipiemme

- Gipiemme Grecal 28’’
- Gipiemme Tecno Star 28’’
- Gipiemme Tecno 024 Race 28’’
- Gipiemme Fulcrum 28’’

HED

- ALPS 700C (18 rayons / spokes)

Kinlin

- X KEYMET KWS-C1

Marchisio

- Tetragon (16 rayons / spokes)
- Zephir (16 rayons / spokes)
- Alisea (20 rayons ronds / round spokes)

Mavic

- Ksyrium SSC
- Ksyrium SSC SL
- Ksyrium SSC SL2
- Ksyrium SSC SL TdF
- Ksyrium Elite
- Ksyrium Equipe
- Cosmic Elite (jante CXP30)
- Cosmic carbone SSC SL
- Cosmic carbone PRO

MICHE
- Supertype (Zipp 404 Tubular)
- Supertype (Zipp 404 Clincher)
- Radial (Zipp 303 Tubular)

Neugent
- Neuvation M28 Aero aluminium (16 rayons plats / 16 flat spokes)

Nippon Mitsubishi Oil Corporation

- Nisseki carbon wheel AM27 (18 rayons / spokes)

Reynolds

- Stratus DV (16 rayons/spokes)
- Stratus DV - UL (Carbon) (16 rayons / spokes)
- Stratus DV - (Carbon) clincher (16 rayons / spokes)
- Cirro-MV
- Cirro-MV clincher (20 rayons / spokes)

Ritchey

- WCS Protocol Road (16 rayons / spokes)
- Pro DS Road (20 rayons / spokes)
- Comp DS Road (20 rayons / spokes)

- VELOMAX Circuit

Rolf Prima

- Rolf Prima Vigor – aluminium clincher front wheels (14 rayons / spokes)
- Rolf Prima Echellon (16 rayons / spokes)
- Rolf Prima Carbon (14 rayons / spokes)

Shimano

- WH-R535 (16 spokes) clincher alloy rim (black or silver)
- WH-540 (16 spokes) clincher allow rim (black)
- WH-6500 (16 spokes) clincher alloy rim (silver)
- WH-7700 (16 spokes) clincher or tubular alloy rim (dark green)
- WH-7700 (16 spokes) tubular carbon (CFRP) rim (black)
- WH-7701 (16 spokes) clincher or tubular alloy rim (black)
- WH-7701 (16 spokes) tubular carbon (CFRP) rim (black)
- WH-7800 + WH 7801 (16-20-24 spokes) clincher or tubular alloy rim (silver) DURA ACE
- WH-7800 + WH 7801 (16-20-24 spokes) tubular carbon (CFRP) rim (black) DURA ACE
- WH-7800 SL + WH 7801 (16-20 spokes) clincher alloy rim (black) DURA ACE

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)

Sunny Crown Enterprise

- Sunny Crown Enterprise CKT Carbone (16 et 18 rayons / spokes)
- CKT AURORA Carbon (16 rayons / spokes)

Thorius

- Thorius – model SHADO Carbon – pneu (16/20 rayons / spokes)
- Thorius – model SHADO Carbon – boyau (16/20 rayons / spokes)
- Thorius - model N’ERA (24 rayons / spokes)

Topolino

- Topolino Revelation (24 rayons / 24 spokes)


Trek

- Bontrager X-Lite Tubular
- Bontrager X-Lite Clincher
- Bontrager Race Lite Tubular
- Bontrager Race Lite Clincher
- Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon
- Bontrager Race X Lite Aero
- Bontrager Aero Tubular
- Bontrager Aero Clincher
- Bontrager Triple XXX Lite aero (90mm)
- Bontrager Triple XXX Lite aero (60mm)
- “Vector Comp” (Rolf)
- “Vector Pro” (Rolf)
- Triple XXX lite aero rim (16 rayons/spokes) h90
- Triple XXX lite aero rim (16 rayons/spokes) h60



Vuelta

- XRP III Silver (24 rayons plats / flat spokes)
- Vuelta Xlite (20 rayons plats / flat spokes)
- Carbon Pro (12 rayons /spokes)
XERO

- XR-1F XERO lite front wheel (16 rayons /spokes)

ZIPP Speed Weaponry

- ZIPP 303 (Z3) Tubular 700 c (rim ZIPP 280)
- ZIPP 303 Tubular 650 c (rim ZIPP 245)
- ZIPP 404 (Z4) Tubular 700 c (rim ZIPP 360)
- ZIPP 404 Tubular 650 c (rim ZIPP 330)
- ZIPP 404 Clincher 700 c (rim ZIPP 505)
- ZIPP 404 Clincher 650 c (rim ZIPP 460)
- ZIPP 303 Clincher 700 c (rim ZIPP 415)
- ZIPP 303 Clincher 650 c (rim ZIPP 370)
- ZIPP 808 (rim 420) 18 spokes


- VELOMAX TEMPEST II

Non-standard wheels in conformity with article 1.3.018 updated 13th April 2005

article 1.3.018:
Wheels of the bicycle may vary in diameter between 70 cm maximum and 55 cm minimum, including the tyre. For the cyclo-cross bicycle the width of the tyre shall not exceed 35 mm and it may not incorporate any form of spike or stud.
For massed start road races and cyclo-cross races only wheel designs granted prior approval by the UCI may be used. Wheels will have minimum 12 spokes; spokes can be round, flattened or oval, as far as no dimension of their sections exceeds 10 mm. In order to be granted approval wheels must have passed a rupture test as prescribed by the UCI in a laboratory approved by the UCI. The test results must show that the rupture characteristics obtained are compatible with those resulting from an impact sustained during normal use of the wheel. The following criteria must be fulfilled:

On impact, no element of the wheel may become detached and be expelled outwards.
The rupture must not present any shattered or broken off elements, or any sharp or serrated surfaces that could harm the user, other riders and/or spectators.
The rupture characteristics must not cause the hub to become separated from the rim in such a way that the wheel becomes detached from the forks.
Without prejudice to the tests imposed by the laws, regulations or customs, standard (traditional) wheels are exempted from the rupture test referred to above. A traditional wheel is deemed to be a wheel with at least 16 metal spokes; the spokes may be round, flat or oval, provided that no dimension of their cross sections exceeds 2.4 mm; the section of the rim must not exceed 2.5 cm on each side.
Notwithstanding this article, the choice and use of wheels remains subject to articles 1.3.001 to 1.3.003.

(text modified on 1.01.02; 1.01.03).
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im from australia and they have rules for U/17s. although in under 19s they dont have any restrictions on wheels.

this is the rules we have to follow in australia:

Junior Wheel Regulations

Following the recommendation by the Council, the Board agreed to amend the Technical Regulations that relate to junior wheel specifications. The amendment is to Rule 3.9.03.3 as noted below.

This rule change will be effective from 1 October 2004.

Below is a full extract of Regulation 3.9 governing Equipment Restrictions.

3.9 EQUIPMENT RESTRICTIONS

3.9.01 Gearing roll out distances

For all junior categories, male and female, the following maximum roll out distances shall apply for:

Road Track Events

Junior U19 7.930 metres

Junior U17 6.5 metres Junior U17 6.5 metres

Junior U15 6.0 metres Junior U15 6.0 metres

Junior U13 5.5 metres Junior U13 5.5 metres

Junior U11 5.5 metres Junior U11 5.5 metres

3.9.02 To restrict the roll out distance mentioned above, blocking off may be permitted by the adjustment of the derailleur or other means.

3.9.03 For all junior categories up to and including JM17 ? JW17 the following equipment restrictions will also apply for road and track competitions.

For all events a standard triangular frame may only be used. Such frames shall consist of standard tubing of dimensions no more than 80mm maximum and no less than 25mm minimum. (refer Annexure 6 UCI Bicycle Regulation).

Handlebars shall be of a standard or ?Classic? style. Clip on handlebar extensions whose sole purpose is to place the rider in a streamlined aerodynamic position are prohibited (UCI Rule 1.3.023 does not apply to these categories).

For all events wheels shall comply with UCI Regulation 1.3.018 with the sole exception that construction of the rim shall exclude the use of composite fibres (Carbon, Kevlar, Aramid and similar fibres)

Only high pressure detachable tyres and tubes shall be used. A detachable type tube means the tube is detachable from the tyre casing. Such high pressure tyres shall be beaded.
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Old 10-11-05, 12:20 AM
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Also, max rim depth allowed is 32mm
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interesting... wonder what the thinking there is? we don't have any restrictions like that in Canada. maybe safety? I've never used carbon rims, but heard that they don't brake as well as as aluminum. and they seem to be restricting the use of tubulars as well, so they probably don't trust juniors to glue tubulars on properly? have you seen what the rationale for these rules are?
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Maybe they are trying to keep the cost down a little so it doesn't become about who has the most money. This way you might be able to keep more kids in it. Just a WAG.
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the MA3 for racing? I put that on my training bike b/c I wanted something bombproof, but I wouldn't recommend racing with that b/c it's extremely heavy (but it is cheap).

For a fast wheel, I like the AC350s.
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http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/131...erIN050QB1.htm


I haven't heard much about Xero wheels, but at 30mm deep and 1520 grams they seem to fit three of your requirements... fairly aero, light and I'm guessing as a young guy you don't want to spend a ton.
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I wouldn't hesitate to use Neutrons as an all-rounder either.
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wot do u think of teh zipp csc wheels?
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wot do u think of teh zipp csc wheels?
Great marketing move.
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