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View Poll Results: Should simulated tri-bar position be banned
ban the simulated tri-bar position 4 10.26%
allow short tri-bars in road events 6 15.38%
allow the simulated tri-bar position 29 74.36%
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Old 04-12-12, 06:55
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Question Simulated Tri-bars

A few years ago the practice of using small tri-bars on road bikes was allowed in major road events.
Then the practice was apparently banned for safety reasons. However now we see top bike riders such as Tom Boonen riding with their forearms on the top of the handlebars in a simulated tri-bar position. I have also seen it happening in the front of the peleton at times.

Having tried this position myself I have found it to be extremely uncomfortable and what is more it is extremely dangerous as it takes a while to get to a brake lever and if one were to hit a bump then the bike would be completely out of control.

Therefore I would like to see this practice outlawed by race managers before a serious accident occurs resulting in a mass pile up.
Bring back the small tri-bars as they were much safer.
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Old 04-12-12, 07:03
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Haven't you seen Canc doing it tons of times I really can't see the danger.
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Old 04-12-12, 07:23
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We're talking of pro, guys who do it as their job.
UCI has enough silly rules; adding a ban to "simulated tri bar position" would be over the top.
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It takes the same amount of time to move your hands from that position as it does from hands on the flats of the bars. Going to ban people from riding like that as well?
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We're talking of pro, guys who do it as their job.
UCI has enough silly rules; adding a ban to "simulated tri bar position" would be over the top.
Agreed. And since there are no actual bars involved, the problem of them being tangled up in the bunch is also eliminated.
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Lol... What are we even discussing?
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Old 04-12-12, 08:19
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stupid poll
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Old 04-12-12, 08:47
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Bring back the small tri-bars as they were much safer.
Is there any statistic to prove or disprove this claim?
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Old 04-12-12, 09:16
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Regulate the bikes themselves - fine.

Regulate the way cyclists position themselves on their bikes - no.
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Old 04-12-12, 09:20
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Legalize Spinaci!
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