Draft-le­gal Equip­ment Guide­lines

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - BIKE -

The big dif­fer­ence when it comes to a draft-le­gal bike is the han­dle­bars you are al­lowed to use. You have to ride with tra­di­tional drop han­dle­bars, which must be plugged. You can’t have clip-on aero bars. Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Triathlon Canada rules, disc brakes are not al­lowed in draft-le­gal events. (They are only al­lowed in draft-il­le­gal triathlon and duathlon races, cross triathlon and duathlon, along with win­ter triathlon events.

Wheels need to have at least 12 spokes and you can’t race with a disc wheel.

In terms of the bike frame, bikes “with a UCI Road Race ho­molo­ga­tion la­bel” are al­lowed. You can still ride a bike that has a “UCI Time Trial ho­molo­ga­tion la­bel,” too, but the bike will have to have tra­di­tional drop han­dle­bars. Most bike man­u­fac­tur­ers will have gone through the UCI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process, so there’s a pretty good chance your bike will have a sticker. If it’s an older frame, as long as it meets the set up re­quire­ments, you shouldn’t run in to any prob­lems.—km

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