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can i race RR on a 650 tri bike?(4 posts)

can i race RR on a 650 tri bike?scotch
Jun 8, 2002 11:20 AM
i was wondering if anybody might know if there are rules against 650c bikes in road racing. the bike is a cervelo p2k with regular drop bars on it (so its ITU draft legal), and its a double triangle frame design so i think its UCI legal. it'll be cat 5, so i dont see why they'd give me any smack, but better safe on my buddy's road frame than out 25 bucks and a two hour drive. if anybody knows anyting about this, help would be much appreciated. thanks in advance..
--scotch
re: can i race RR on a 650 tri bike?Fender
Jun 8, 2002 4:29 PM
I don't see why not, as long as you don't mount any aerobars on it. A female teammates races with a 650C in womens 3/4, and I;ve raced against collegiate racers with dual slalom frames with cantilever brakes on them, so I don't see why not. but just to be on the safe side, check out the usa cycling website.
good luck racing!
yesweiwentg
Jun 9, 2002 1:09 PM
one of the guys at my last road race (this is collegiate level) was on a GT vengeance (650c wheels). his shifter broke and he didn't actually start, but there's nothing wrong with it. and Jaja used a 650c bike once in a Tour mountain climb.
Perfectly legalbrider
Jun 11, 2002 7:49 AM
I ride the track (arguably more tradition bound than even road racing) on 650 wheels. Dave Levy of TiCycles actually prefers 650s on the road. The only problem you might encounter is if you get a flat -- you'll most likely get a 700 wheel from neutral support.