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.”


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: