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    Can unbranded Chinese carbon frames legally be raced?

    With the market growing for these framesets, I'm beginning to wonder if they are allowed to be raced, per the UCI's frame/fork approval procedures?

    Obviously, if they could, it'd be easier for people with lower funds to get into racing, at least at an amateur level. I haven't seen this issue addressed yet, so I thought I'd ask.

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    'amateurs' don't do much UCI racing.
    i work for some bike racers...
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    As long as there is not something obviously dangerous with your equipment the race promoter will let you race, especially in a CAT 4/5 group.

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    Must be able to as there was a whole heap of what definitely appeared to be unbranded generic Chinese track bikes at the Melbourne World Track Championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTR View Post
    Must be able to as there was a whole heap of what definitely appeared to be unbranded generic Chinese track bikes at the Melbourne World Track Championships.
    those are most definitely NOT 'un-branded generic' chinese frames.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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    I will believe you but many of us there reckoned they were.

    Especially the bikes of some of the smaller countries.

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    There's just too many different brands of knock offs to deal with. With most frames being built in asian countries, what's the difference is what really should be asked.
    With people like Peter P. around, I am done posting on this website. Mean people have driven me off after 9 plus years. Good luck newbies beware.

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