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UCI Plans to ban deep carbon rims(4 posts)

UCI Plans to ban deep carbon rimsLeGrimper
Feb 28, 2003 9:53 PM
Rumour goes that the UCI is looking to ban deep (55cm plus) rims from UCI road races.

While this is not a problem for most people who dont ride UCI, it genrally filters down to club and state races.

Does anyone have any further info? I could see that someone like Zipp wouldnt be too happy about this.

Granted they would remain OK for TT's but most people dont spent that sort of money to be only able to ride this kind of equipment 2 or 3 times a year!
Your way off the back, brother.JS
Feb 28, 2003 10:02 PM
That's last years news. they forced all manufacturers to go through testing and ZIPP was actually the first to qualify all their wheels. See here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2002/features/wheels.shtml
A different ban for 2004LeGrimper
Feb 28, 2003 10:16 PM
This is the gist going around round one of the Womens UCI here in Oz 2003.

They are thinking of banning deep carbon rims due to their (unfair?) advantage for those riding them, increasinly lighter and lighter weights and spiraling costs.

Kind of in-line with the bike weight limit.

So maybe Im now off the front? Did you even see me slip away?
re: UCI Plans to ban deep carbon rimsSuds
Mar 1, 2003 7:45 AM
I don't know whether or not producers of future "banned" rims will be all that unhappy. I run Zipp 303s - 38mm rims - so these are an option. However, I would imagine that companies such as Zipp will begin to manufacture rims right at the 54mm limit that will comply with the proposed new rules - which in turn might provide additional sales to current customers whose wheels just got "banned". Where does it end?