Track Bike Specification
Our Track Bike Specification
We know that regular riders may wish to bring their own track bikes to the National Cycling Centre. The information below details the specification required if you wish to do so.If you are bringing your own track bike with you, we ask that you check them over before taking to the track, including tyres, chain tension, wheel nuts and cleanliness. Please do not use brand new tyres on the track without first preparing them - rub the surface with white vinegar before use. Ride the first three laps on the Cote d’Azure or bottom of track. If the track bike has been ridden externally, then the tyres must be cleaned as above.
Track bikes must have:
- A fixed wheel
- Drop bars (Exceptions for Pursuit Efforts or Adaptation for Para-Cycling)
- 165mm cranks
- 280mm (11”) bottom bracket height (measured from floor to centre of bottom bracket)
- No braze ons
- Track ends
If a 'fixie' bike is used that matches the dimensions above and has braze ons or cast cable or gear stops, the projections must be padded with foam and taped over with insulating tape.
- Continental, Schwalbe, Tufo or Vittoria clinchers or tubulars (black tread only), 21 mm wide or wider
- Tyres inflated to 8 bar (119psi) Do not use Michelin tyres or any dual compound tyres or tyres with coloured treads
- No spare sprocket on the double rear hub
- Bar ends fitted and secure in handlebars
- No quick release spindles
Recommended Clinchers and Tubulars
|Schwalbe||Durano Skid||22mm and 25mm|
|Schwalbe||Ultremo ZX or DD||22mm to 25mm|
|Tufo||S3 Lite and Elite||21mm|
|Vittoria||Pista EVO CL & CS||22mm|
|Vittoria||Diamonte Pro Pista||23mm|
|Vittoria||Rubino Pro Slick||23mm|
|Vittoria||Zaffiro Pro Slick||23mm|
- Recommended gears for novices, and all riders on Intro 2 Velo sessions is 84” gear adults and 74” for 9 -12 year olds.
- The gearing on Velodrome hire bikes range from 74.3” (44 x 16) to 84.4” (50 x 16).
- Gearing for all endurance SQT’s, including Madison and Derny, shall be restricted to 88” at most. It does not apply to Sprint or Sprint/Keirin SQT’s.
- Youth accredited riders should ride a gear as per the relevant Youth category gearing in BC Technical Regulations, or lower:
|Age||Category||Chain Ring/Sprocket Teeth||Imperial||Meters|
|Under 16||Youth A||48 x 15||86.4"||6.93|
|Under 14||Youth B||48 x 16||81.0"||6.45|
|Under 12||Youth C||48 x 17||76.3"||6.05|
|Under 10||Youth D||48 x 19||68.2"||5.40|
|Under 8||Youth E|
- Riders must not carry any object or device on them or on their bike that could drop onto the track. Riders may not wear or use on the track any music player, recorder, or radio communication system. Neither may riders use video recording equipment on their person, on their bike, or fixed to any of the perimeter railings.
- Any electronic device with display (for instance speedometer or power meter) must be attached securely, and positioned so that it cannot be read by the rider whilst in motion.