Recent Additions to UCI’s Approved Frame and Wheels List

Alto Cycling's collection on display at Interbike's Outdoor Demo. Photo by ScottKingsleyPhotography.com.

Since 2011 for frames, and 2016 for wheels, the UCI has mandated that any of these items used in professional racing require inspection and approval from the world governing body. Every so often, a new list is posted, which can alert the eagle-eyed reader of new products we might see coming out soon.

Here are some highlights from the UCI’s latest posting.

Cannondale – Though it has been a few years since the Slice RS has been available to the public, the pros continue to still race them. Back in November, the UCI approved a disc brake version, which addresses one of the usual complaints about time trial/triathlon bikes. Adding discs also opens up the possibility of running a hydro/electronic group set with completely hidden brake lines and shifter cables.

Cervelo – The new R5 was spotted at the Dubai Tour in vinyl wrap to keep prying eyes from seeing some of its details. From what we can tell, there new version of Cervelo’s climbing bike has some new aerodynamic tube shapes, along with a difference seat post binder set in the back of the seat tube/seat stay junction.

Shimano – Along with releasing the Dura-Ace 9100 series drivetrain, they also simplified the wheel line from three to two models, the new C40 and C60. The new wheels features an updated and wider rim design that is said to be more aerodynamic than the 9000 series C50’s. The hubs are also wider to increase stiffness.

In the future, this list won’t be as long. Think of this post as your chance to get caught up from the last three or four months.

UCI Approved Frames

Bottecchia

T2 DOPPIA CORSA – five sizes between 44 and 57
Approved 12/12/16 – BOT-T2DO-RD

BTwin

ALUR18 – five sizes between XS-XL
Approved 12/22/16 – BTWI-AL18-RD

RGF16 – five sizes between XS-XL
Approved 12/22/16 – BTWI-RG16-RD

Cannondale

SuperSlice (disk brake version) – five sizes between 50-58
Approved 11/17/16 – CANN-SSLI-TT

CEEPO

Stinger/Stinger R – Five sizes between XS and XL
Approved 12/21/16 – CEEP-STIN-RD

Cervelo

R5 Rim Brake Version – Six sizes between 48-61
Approved 1/6/17 – CERV-F120-RD

Chapter2

Tere – Five sizes between 49.5-57.5
Approved 12/12/16 – CHA2-TERE-RD

Dare

TSR – Five sizes between XXS-L
Approved 11/4/16 – DARE-TSR-TT

Factor

Slick – Four sizes between S-XL
Approved 1/19/17 – FACT-SLI-TT

Lapierre

Pulsium MY18 – Five sizes between 46-58
Approved 12/15/16 – LAPI-PU2-RD

Niel Pryde

Nazare 4 – Five sizes between XS-XL
Approved 2/19/17 – NPR-NAZ4-RD

Orbea

Orca OMR Disc 17 – Seven sizes between 47-60
Approved 12/8/16 – ORB-ORC6-RD

Ridley

X-Night Disc 7E1/X-Night SL Disc 7E1 – Seven sizes between 41-58
Approved 12/14/16 – RID-XND2-CX

Stevens

Comet/Xenon – Six sizes between 50-60
Approved 12/12/16 – STEV-CO-RD

Comet Disc 2017
Approved 12/12/16 – STEV-COD2-RD

Trek

Boone Cyclocross MY2018 Disc – Seven sizes between 47-61
Approved 8/25/16 – TREK-043-CX

Wiawis

WAWS-1 – Four sizes between XS-L
Approved 1/5/17 – WAI-WA1-RD

UCI Approved Wheels

4ZA

Cirrus Pro C30 DT240 or DT350 – 30mm rim – 20 or 24 spokes
Approved 11/16/16

Cirrus Pro C45 DT240 or DT350 – 45mm rim – 20 or 24 spokes
Approved 11/16/16

Cirrus Pro T30 DT240 or DT350 – 30mm rim – 20 or 24 spokes
Approved 11/16/16

Cirrus Pro T45 DT240 or DT350 – 45mm rim – 20 or 24 spokes
Approved 11/16/16

Aerlite

Elite 33 – 33mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

Elite 55 – 55mm rim – 20  spokes
Approved 11/21/16

Elite 88 – 88mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

Airstreeem

ALC 50 Aeroshape – 45mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/22/16

Carbon Aero 50 Clincher – 48mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/22/16

Carbon Aero 85 – 80mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/22/16

Carbon Aero 50 – 48mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/22/16

Carbon Aero 50 SL – 48mm rim
Approved 12/22/16

Alto Cycling

Alto Cycling
Alto Cycling’s collection on display at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo. Photo by ScottKingsleyPhotography.com.

A26 – 26mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

AX26 – 28mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CC40 – 40mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CT40 – 40mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CCX40 – 40mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CTX40 – 40mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CC56 – 56mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CT56 – 56mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CCx56 – 56mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CTX56 – 56mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CC86 – 86mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

CT86 – 86mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

AmArrow

FCC3.8 – 38mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved – 11/15/16

FCC5.0 – 50mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved – 11/15/16

Blade Wheels

C60 – 60mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/16

C45 Ultra – 45mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/16

C45 Ultra Disc – 45mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/16

C38 – 38mm rim – 20  spokes
Approved 11/22/16

BLKTEC

C1 – 45mm rim – 12 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C1C -45mm rim – 12 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C3 – 30mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C3C – 30mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C4 – 40mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C4C – 40mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C5 – 50mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

C5C – 55mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/16

Caden

Race Balance 38 – 38mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/16

Race Balance 49 – 49mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/16

Race Balance 59 – 59mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/16

Race Balance 81 – 81mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/16

Darkhorse Wheels

DH36 – 36mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

DETEC

KRIS-382 – 38mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/24/16

VITE-604 – 60mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/24/16

VITE-504 – 50mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/24/16

VITE-382 – 38mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/24/16

ELITE-55 – 55mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/24/16

EnergyLab

VC40 Tubular – 40 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

VC40 Clincher – 40 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

VCD40 – 40 mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

VCD60 – 58 mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

VC90 – 87.5 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

Enve Composites

SES 7.8 Clincher Rim Brake – 71 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

SES 7.8 Tubular Rim Brake – 71 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

SES 7.8 Disc – 71 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

FFWD

FFWD Road F3 Tubular – 30 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

FFWD Road F4 Tubular – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

FFWD Road F9 Full Carbon Clincher – 90 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Giant

SLR 0 AERO TUBULAR – 55 mm rim -16 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

SLR 0 42 TUBULAR – 42 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

SLR 0 CLIMBING TUBULAR – 30 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

SLR 1 AERO – 55 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

SLR 1 CLIMBING – 30 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

SLR 0 Disc – 30 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

SLR 0 AERO DISC – 55 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

SLR 0 42 DISC TUBULAR – 42 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

SLR 0 42 DISC – 42 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

SLR 0 42 – 42 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Hubsmith

HS-TITAN CC38 – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

Infinito Cycling

R8C – 80 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

R6T – 60 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

R6C – 60 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

R5AC – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

R4T – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

R4C – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

D5T – 50 mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Irwin

ICW-55T – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

ICW-85TLR – 85 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

ICW-58TLR – 58 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

ICW-38TLR – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Jagu

Elite 36 Aero Clincher – 36 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

Elite 45 Aero Clincher – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

Elite 50 Aero Clincher – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

Elite 55 Aero Clincher – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

Elite 30 Aero Clincher – 30 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Elite 45 Aero Clincher disc – 45 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Elite 55 Aero Clincher disc – 55 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Elite 55 Aero disc – 55 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Knight

KNIGHT 35 – 35 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

KNIGHT 65 – 65 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

KNIGHT 95 – 95 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

KRU

C-38 – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

C-55 – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

C-88 – 88 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

T-38 – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

T-55 – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

T-88 – 88 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

Light Bicycle

WRU45CO2 – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/2016

Lightweight

Lightweight Meilenstein
A closer look at the Lightweight Meilenstein Disc hub. Photo by ScottKingsleyPhotography.com.

Meilenstein Tubular Disc – 47.5 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/28/2016

Meilenstein Clincher Disc – 47.5 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/28/2016

Novatec

R5 – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

OHRCycling

R3C – 30 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

R4C – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

R4T – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

R5C – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

R5T – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

R8C – 88 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

R8T – 88 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D3C – 30 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D4C – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D4T – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D5C – 50 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D5T – 50 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D8C – 88 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

D8T – 88 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S3C – 30 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S4C – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S4T – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S5C – 50 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S5T – 50 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S8C – 88 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

S8T – 88 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

X2C 27.5 – 23 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

X2C 29.0 – 23 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

X3C 27.5 – 32 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/22/2016

Orbit Design

Meson-CH – 55 mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

Hyperon-CH – 35 mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

Hyperon-TU – 35 mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 11/14/2016

Progress

A500 – 50 mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

APRIME – 50 mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 12/8/2016

Revolver

Kronostok FWS 3.5 – 35 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Kronostok FWS 4.5 – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Kronostok FWS 5.5 – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Kronostok FWS 7 – 69 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Ritchey

WCS APEX38 – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

WCS APEX38 Disc – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

WCS APEX50 – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/16/2016

Rolf Prima

Vigor Alpha – 31 mm rim – 14 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

Vigor – 31 mm rim – 14 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

Echelon – 31 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

Rothar

RVA38 -C23 – 38 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RVA50 -C23 – 50 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RVA60 -C23 – 60 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RVA90 -C23 – 90 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RV38FD -T25 – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RV38FD -C25 – 38 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RV45FD -T25 – 45 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

RV45FD -C25 – 45 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Roval

Roval CLX 32 Tu – 32 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/15/16

Roval CLX 32 Disc Tu – 32 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 11/15/16

Roval CLX 50 – 50 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/15/16

Roval CLX 50 Tu – 50 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/15/16

Roval CLX 50 Disc – 50 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 11/15/16

Roval CLX 50 Disc Tu – 50 mm rim – 21 spokes
Approved 11/15/16

Shimano

WH-R9100-C60-TU-F – 61.6 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

WH-R9100-C60-CL-F – 50 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

WH-R9100-C40-CL-F – 34.7 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/29/2016

Spherik

4 S 5 – 40 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

4 S 5D – 40 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

5 S 6 – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

5 S 6D – 45 mm rim – 24 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

6 S 8 – 65 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/15/2016

Stan’s NoTubes

AVION R – 40.8 mm rim – 18 spokes
Approved 12/20/2016

Supra

RA Elite Lite – 30 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/24/2016

RCA 55 Elite SL – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/24/2016

RFC 55 Elite SL – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/24/2016

Velostrada

Superleggera 7T – 80 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 7C – 79 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 6T – 70 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 6C – 69 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 5T – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 5C – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 4C – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 4T – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 3C – 35 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 3T – 35 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Superleggera 2T – 25 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/14/2016

Veltec

Speed 4.5 – 45 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Speed 6.0 – 55 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Speed AL – 42 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Speed AM – 37 mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/17/2016

Vittoria

Qurano 60C – 60 mm rim – 16 spokes Approved 24.11.2016
Approved 11/24/2016

Qurano 30C – 28 mm rim – 16 spokes Approved 24.11.2016
Approved 11/24/2016

Qurano 46C – 42 mm rim – 16 spokes Approved 24.11.2016Fraxion 45 mm rim 16 spokes Approved 24.11.2016
Approved 11/24/2016

Fraxion – 45 mm rim – 16 spokes Approved 24.11.2016
Approved 11/24/2016

Alusion – 32.5 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/24/2016

Elusion – 26 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/24/2016

Elusion Nero – 26 mm rim – 16 spokes
Approved 11/24/2016

Yoeleo

SAT C38 Clincher – 38mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT C50 Clincher – 50mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT C60 Clincher – 60mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT C88 Clincher – 88mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT T38 Tubular – 38mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT T50 Tubular – 50mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT T60 Tubular – 60mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT T88 Tubular – 88mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 11/21/16

SAT C38 DB Clincher – 38mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT C50 DB Clincher – 50mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT C60 DB Clincher – 60mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT C88 DB Clincher – 88mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT T38 DB Tubular – 38mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT T50 DB Tubular – 50mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT T60 DB Tubular – 60mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT T88 DB Tubular – 88mm rim – 28 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT CA38 Carbon Alloy Clincher – 38mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT CA60 Carbon Alloy Clincher – 60mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

SAT CA80 Carbon Alloy Clincher – 80mm rim – 20 spokes
Approved 12/20/16

Heckling Editor, Image Taker, Crash Test Dummy, and Beard Master at Bikeworldnews.com

~Veggie Powered Athlete~

Location – Lancaster, PA

Current Testing Rigs – 2015 Bianchi Sempre Pro, 2014 Trek Boone 9, 2015 Cannondale Scalpel 2, 1978 Trek TX900

Dream Bike – I’ll tell you when they make it

Discipline – Cyclocross, with some dabbling on the road, mountain, and running

Favorite Rides – Quiet country roads of Amish Country, some of the best roads around.

Food of Choice – Brown rice and quinoa veggie roll, make that two

Beer of Choice – Unibroue Grand Reserve 17, aged four years

About Scott Kingsley 458 Articles
Heckling Editor, Image Taker, Crash Test Dummy, and Beard Master at Bikeworldnews.com ~Veggie Powered Athlete~ Location - Lancaster, PA Current Testing Rigs - 2015 Bianchi Sempre Pro, 2014 Trek Boone 9, 2015 Cannondale Scalpel 2, 1978 Trek TX900 Dream Bike - I'll tell you when they make it Discipline - Cyclocross, with some dabbling on the road, mountain, and running Favorite Rides - Quiet country roads of Amish Country, some of the best roads around. Food of Choice - Brown rice and quinoa veggie roll, make that two Beer of Choice - Unibroue Grand Reserve 17, aged four years

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