Time trial tech: What’s a ‘two-level’ bar and why does it matter?

More ambiguity from the UCI


The UCI, the governing body for competitive cycling, recently published a guide called “Technical Regulations for Bicycles: a Practical Guide to Implementation”, hoping that it would offer a “definitive interpretation in order to facilitate understanding and application of the Regulations by international commissaires, teams and manufacturers.”

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However, trying to determine the meaning of the document is difficult.

Imagine you’re a team director or sponsor with countless hours and heaps of money invested in wind tunnel time and rider set-up sessions over the previous off-season.

Imagine what your reaction might be heading into the biggest bicycle race of the season when you are presented with this document: