King Boonen wrote:
Did the UCI approve the bike or the frame? Every frame needs approval before it can be raced and only then will it be put into production. I think things like the one-off 3D printed titanium bars are more likely to be a problem...
My understanding is that for record attempts, the entire bike is "submitted" for approval (measurements) before the event. We all knew he had custom bars so I hope that the UCI did too (but it wouldn't shock me if they didn't). Really most aero bars are custom especially on the track (at the top level). Would it have been less of a buzz if he got custom carbon bars like the rest of the trackies?
EDIT: Brad and his team certainly weren't being sneaky about the bars since there were articles all over the www a few days prior to his record ride.
As far as homologation goes, I can't go to a LBS and buy a Specialized like Vincenzo or Alberto so should we be calling for their heads too?