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Bicycles and equipment used in competition across the different disciplines are at the forefront of the latest technology. The rules governing the use of equipment aim to ensure both the safety of riders and the fairness of competition while at the same time making the most of the advantages that technological evolution can bring to cycling.

Clarification of the Technical Regulation

Clarification guide of the UCI Technical Regulation

Protocol for the construction of measuring jig for time trial bicycles


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Frames and forks approval
All the information concerning the approval procedure for frames and forks is available in the following document.

Approval protocol for frames and forks


Below are the documents necessary to ensure that the approval procedure runs smoothly as defined in the Protocol.

Application form for the submission of frames and forks

OpenTrust Users' Guide

Control report of the technical drawings

Control report of the prototypes

Approval certificate of a model of frame and fork

UCI approval labels for approved bicycle equipment


The FAQ document answers the most common questions regarding the approval.

FAQ: Approval Protocol for Frames and Forks


Below you will find the regularly updated list of approved models of frames and forks.

List of Approved Models of Frames and Forks


Wheels approval ( since 2016)

Approval protocal for wheels

Wheels approval application form

Letter from the manufacturer - Confirmation of successful test

List of approved wheels


Wheels approval (2000 - 2015)

Non-standard wheels in conformity with Article 1.3.018 (until 31.12.2015)


The link below presents the 3D measuring device from Hexagon Metrology used to allow the dimensional compliance of the frames and forks.

Bike Measurement Station


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