Banned Tour Technology: lightness

Wired has a bizarre story up about ‘technology’ that’s ‘banned’ from the Tour de France. Since the technology in question is, basically, weight (there’s a minimum cycle weight for the Tour), the whole post looks like an excuse to show pictures of expensive bicycles. There’s no mention of what the weight-saving technologies are in the off-the-shelf, lighter-than-regulation exotica.

Oh, well, you can’t ride a recumbent in the Tour either. But that’s because people laugh and stare and point, it’s nothing to do with the aerodynamic advantage.

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