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Bike Regulations and Legality

Old 07-08-09, 08:38 PM
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Bike Regulations and Legality

Is there anything to watch out for when entering a race, as far as the legality of the bike? I was under the impression that the bike as a whole, as well as the components in part, must all meet a particular requirement. I was told by my LBS today when I picked up my new bike, that I could not use it in races as is, due to it being under the weight limit (came in at just over 15.5lbs or so when all was said and done). Are there other similar requirements, such as for the seat height, tire type / size, etc? I've heard things about certain handlebars being legal while others aren't. Coming from the world of skiing, I'm used to regulations, as everything from the shape of the ski (turn radius) to how high you are off the ground, to how long the everything is, to what kind of underwear you're wearing all has rules to it. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-09, 08:46 PM
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At the top of this page^^^ See road racing sub forum. Good place for a question like this.
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In the US in a non uci regulated race (which is you because you're asking) all you need is two wheels and two brakes. And you can't have forward pointing extensions on the handlebars.
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