ALL BIKES USED IN A USA TRIATHLON-SANCTIONED EVENT MUST HAVE ONE WORKING BRAKE ON EACH OF THE TWO WHEELS

no_brakes_fixiedAccording to rule number 5.11j under Bicycle Specifications in the USA Triathlon Competitive Rule Book, “There must be one working brake on each of the two wheels.” When USAT officials walk through the transition area prior to the beginning of the race, this is one of the things that they will be checking on each bike. If an official finds a bike with only one brake, that athlete will be advised that their bicycle is illegal for use in the event. They will be disqualified; the race director will remove the bike from transition and the athlete will not be allowed to go out on the course. Remember, it’s up to the athlete to know the rules.

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For further information on this rule or any other rule, please go to the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules on the USAT website USATriathlon.org.

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