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Max wheel depth for British Cycling races for seniors

cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
edited June 2017 in Amateur race
Been reading to handbook the only depth limit I can see is sub 35mm for juniors. Apart from rules on spoke counts can't see any depth rules.

Any direction on this would be helpful
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,001
    35mm depth restrictions only apply to Youth B (under 14) and below. What depth are you thinking of running?
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    60/90
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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,148
    Well UCI regs state any non traditional wheel needs to be tested and be on the approved list, a traditional wheel is under 25mm, alloy and 20 plus spokes so as far as I am aware your wheels would beed to be on the approved list to be legal.

    Now in reality commissaires do not check every wheel for legality and certainly for your average cyclist anything up to 50-60mm is not going to attract comment I wouldn't have thought. I don't know if a 90mm rim would attract attention as I've never raced one that deep and it's been a couple of years since I've road raced at all - I suspect on the rear it'd probably be ok as it's top end of standard and in terms of handling the 60 on the front would have more affect.
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,001
    The comm will pull up any obvious infringements - I once saw a guy rock up to an evening crit on trispokes front/rear. He ended up having to borrow another guy's spare wheelset before he was allowed to line up.

    I've seen 90s in races, but there's no particular advantage in any deep section wheels, assuming we're talking about bunch races...
  • marykamaryka Posts: 745
    Trispokes definitely not allowed. Or disc wheels...

    I've seen guys race on 1080s though.
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    Cheers for the replies. As you've mentioned there's nothing in the handbook. There on the list so I'll crack on
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