Disc brakes banned at Spanish National Championships
Disc brakes are the hottest topic when it comes to road bikes and equipment, and the debate rolls on in regards to their safety
Last week, after the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) decided to ban the use of disc brakes at the Spanish National Championships.
Officials accompanying such events will be able to expel any participant who turns up with a bike equipped with disc brakes.
“The use of disc brakes is not authorized by the RFEC in the Elite UCI and Elite (men and women) categories,” their offcial statement says
This decision marks the latest disagreement over the use of disc brakes in road racing events.
UCI first introduced disc brake trials in road cycling at the end of the 2015 season, and then widened its scope for the following season.
However, the UCI’s trial was quickly brought to a halt, following a crash during last year’s Pairs-Roubaix Classic when Francisco Ventoso claimed that a deep to his leg was caused by a disc brake rotor.