The UCI is reconsidering on-bike GPS and camera systems for 2013; the technical approval sticker program expands to forks as well
Carron has been central to the UCI's equipment approval program
Collective currently has 14 members (see list below). This small group of leaders within the custom frame building community has reached an agreement with the UCI to reduce the cost of the frame and fork approval process.
Frames from five manufacturers are the first to get UCI approval
The UCI on Monday said its frame and fork approval program is not intended to be a money maker for the organization.
You’ve probably never heard of Robbert De Kock or the World Federation for the Sporting Goods Industry, but pay attention. As the secretary general of the WFSGI, De Kock may be the man to unite the cycling industry and give it real power in its dealings with the UCI.
The UCI rocked the cycling industry in December when it announced that a new bicycle approval process would be implemented on January 1, 2011. The UCI later delayed the program by a month.
The UCI will soon begin maintaining an online list of cycling products that comply with its rules for competition, it announced Monday.
Concerned that UCI rules for race equipment could be bad for business, several suppliers of UCI-registered teams have formed a coalition to present their concerns to the sport's governing body. The new Global Organization of Cycling Equipment Manufacturers includes most of the major suppliers to ProTour teams, including SRAM, Cannondale, Cervelo, Bianchi, FSA, Specialized and Felts. Phil White, the co-founder of Cervelo and one of the founders of GOCEM, said manufacturers provide about 100 million Euros in annual support of professional cycling.