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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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ckesinis
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TrekUk
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by TrekUk

And if one of those was to drop of on a rough section....
Madone Five Series 2013
Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Mavic Cosmic SLE 2013

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Nothing will happen cause rarely (never?) UCI check bikes after the race...?

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by boots2000

I know of two women that were disqualified after the Pan Am Games road race for underweight bikes.
One of them was 3rd.
They can weigh after a race so you could win and then be disqualified.

micky wrote:Nothing will happen cause rarely (never?) UCI check bikes after the race...?

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true horror. Weight limit should be reduced to 6.5Kg asap.
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I remember a race a few years back where several riders had water running out of their frames. The teams had frozen water inside the tubes to meet the weight limits and the bikes got lighter as the race went on. I wish I could remember where I saw it... I'll hunt for a link.

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wow... that also helps to give anyone behind them a harder time with the wet trail left behind...

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Actually found it mentioned here...

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by User Name

So, did the team get busted?

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by Zakalwe

They've boon doing this in Formula 1 for years - make the car under weight that add ballast to the most dynamically beneficial part of the car, bringing it up to the limit.

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Pfft mines 1.5kgs under, I still race when I can :mrgreen:

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boots2000 wrote:I know of two women that were disqualified after the Pan Am Games road race for underweight bikes.
One of them was 3rd.
They can weigh after a race so you could win and then be disqualified.

micky wrote:Nothing will happen cause rarely (never?) UCI check bikes after the race...?


Not the first time I hear of UCI's directors being more stricts at minor events (disclaimer: not trying to be offensive towards the Pan Am Games guys...).

Time ago I heard from a WT rider that they would get some weights into the bars and then drop them once the race start.

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