Aero bars for junior track bike

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Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby rtnicho » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:03 am

Hi all
My 12 year old son is entering a team pursuit race soon and assures me he needs some clip on aero bars for this. Anyone have any general or brand/model recommendations?
Thanks

Roger

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:00 am

Im pretty sure Juniors are not allowed to use aero bars.
I will check ...

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:03 am

"Handlebars shall be of the standard “Classic” style. Bolt on handlebar extensions shall be allowed for under 15 and under 17 riders for the individual pursuit, team pursuit and road and track time trials only. No modification to the extension shall be allowed."

So that's a big NO. The younger ones need to be controlling their bikes via the standard drop handlebars, not on extensions.

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 am

Also, gearing needs to be restricted to a roll out of ..
J11/13 - 5.500 metres
39 x 16 = 5.13 m 40 x 16 = 5.26 m 41 x 16 = 5.39 m
42 x 17 = 5.19 m 43 x 17 = 5.32 m 44 x 17 = 5.44 m
45 x 18 = 5.26 m 46 x 18 = 5.37 m 47 x 18 = 5.49 m
48 x 19 = 5.31 m 49 x 19 = 5.42 m 50 x 20 = 5.26 m

Wheels high pressures with 16 spokes or more, and not carbon.
Standard triangular frame.

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby rtnicho » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:40 pm

Cheers, thanks Derny
Although he is 12, turning 13 in 2017, because of cycling's 'interesting' age rules, he has an under 15 licence, so can use clip-ons.

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:27 pm

rtnicho wrote:Cheers, thanks Derny
Although he is 12, turning 13 in 2017, because of cycling's 'interesting' age rules, he has an under 15 licence, so can use clip-ons.

haha right-o
I know all about that. My son was about 15 and apparently U/19 riding with all the man-childs :shock:

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby rtnicho » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:42 pm

Yeah.

Off topic I know, but I reckon it's a major disincentive for kids to get into and remain in cycling because they have to spend a year or two getting thrashed.

I know there's various grades of U15 / U17 etc but I'm not at all keen on him racing kids who are so much older and heavier (particularly newbies who don't know what they're doing at 50 kph)

BTW, to go even further off topic I took your advice and bought the ProLite Pista - very happy with it.

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=90997

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:28 pm

They need to learn the craft of handling the bike first. :wink:

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Re: Aero bars for junior track bike

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:05 pm

rtnicho wrote:
BTW, to go even further off topic I took your advice and bought the ProLite Pista - very happy with it.

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=90997

Oh, fantastic. :D :D

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