Why no variable gears?

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Why no variable gears?

Postby dontazame » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:53 am

Is there a rule that track bikes cannot have variable gears, or is it rider preference? If it is a rule - what is the rationale? (Wikipedia does not say)
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by BNA » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:06 pm


Re: Why no variable gears?

Postby brentono » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:06 pm

UCI Rules (from site)

...rationale= Safety
ARTICLE 1.3.025
Freewheels, multiple gears and brakes are not permitted for use on the track during
competition or training
. Disc brakes are allowed in cyclo-cross training and
For races on the road and cyclo-cross, the use of fixed sprocket is forbidden: a
braking system that acts on both wheels is required.”
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Re: Why no variable gears?

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:15 pm

You don't have time too be worried about changing gears on the track, unlike the tourists on the road. :mrgreen:

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