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New manufacturing norm for bikes in Europe




The International Cycling Union (UCI) would like to inform the National Federations, teams, their riders, as well as all cycle users of the existence of a new official European manufacturing norm for road bikes.

This new norm “race bikes”, which targets high tech material subject to particular constraints imposed by the European Community, surpasses the existing norms.

All bikes sold in Europe must now meet the norm EN 14781, regardless of the country of origin. This official European norm requires higher quality and security measures, especially for the stems, forks and handlebars.

The requirements and contents of the norm EN 14781 can be obtained at the national standards offices.

The UCI invites all cycle users to take this new norm into account.

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