Disk Brakes for Road Events
     November 4, 2017 — Mike Connolly

November 3rd 2017

Note from the desk of the CEO:

Re: Disk Brakes for road cycling events

To: Inter Provincial Committee (IPC) and the Provincial Territorial and Sport Organization (PTSO)

Effective immediately, the CC Board, in consultation with the IPC and all relevant committees & stakeholders, has approved the use of disc brakes for all road events across Canada with the exception
of UCI sanctioned competitions. Further discussions will take place with the UCI with the hope to obtain an exemption to allow disc brakes for the 2018 Canadian Road Championships.

Members should recognize that the UCI is continuing the disc brake trial at the international level and may set specific standards for disc brakes in the future. Brakes not meeting these standards will then, at some point, become illegal.

Please be aware that it is also by no means guaranteed that disk brakes will be approved, and if the trial period ends without approval from the UCI, this equipment will then become illegal again and will require us to change this ruling.

Also, members should recognize that race organizers may not be able to provide the same level of neutral service for disc wheels early into this change. While this important change in the regulation is in effect immediately, the final decision to allow disc brakes for road events between now and the end of the calendar year is at the discretion of each PSO’s. If you have disk brakes and either, go to a jurisdiction that does not allow them, or to a race falling under the trial requirement, you will most probably not be permitted to race, please check with the race organizers prior to the event. 


Thank you





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