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Written by USAT    Friday, 06 May 2011 13:32    PDF Print E-mail
Cycling Conduct: Working Brakes


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This week we continue the series on the Bicycle Specification rules. Article 5.11j requires that bicycles used in competition must have a working brake on each wheel. This rule effectively eliminates track bikes and any other bicycle which either has no brakes or only one brake from competition. It also specifies that bicycles have two wheels, which is not mentioned anywhere else in the rules.

Violations of this rule were exceedingly rare for our

first twenty years as a sport, but we have seen a number of participants bring track bikes with no brakes in the last two or three years. Those participants were not allowed to race or were disqualified. Make sure your bicycle has both brakes and that those brakes work!

Here's the rule:

5.11j. There must be one working brake on each of the two wheels.

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Let us know at communications@usatriathlon.org. Put "Rules suggestion" in the subject line. We can feature it in the upcoming weeks.

Click here for more information on USA Triathlon Rules.

Have a question about the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules? Please contact Charlie Crawford.

 

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