In 2001, The British Track Cycling Team found, due to the high loads being applied by athletes, they were having increasingly frequent equipment failures. With commercially available equipment not proving to be up to the task, UK Sport embarked on an Equipment Development Programme.
Until 2007, equipment was only available to the British Team, now, to bring it in line with new UCI regulations all of the current GB teams equipment is commercially available via UK Sport.
All frames comply with the latest UCI regulations and carry the required certification stickers. All safety equipment, such as helmets, have passed the stringent EC safety testing required by the UCI.
The equipment outlined in this document is manufactured in the UK to order by hand consequently lead time from order to delivery can sometimes be long.
Items such as the frame and helmets were developed using cutting edge techniques, this R&D was funded by UKS and British Cycling. Although most of this expenditure has been absorbed by the GB Team, the very low volumes of equipment produced, the the construction methods outlined above plus the use of the very best materials means the price of these items is in line with their specialist nature.
Prices and lead times will vary significantly depending on volumes required, so all enquires should be directed to UK Sport, the provider of all GB cycling’s equipment at email@example.com who will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide quotations.
With a 6.8kg limit on all bikes, it was possible to make the Track Frame strong enough for the biggest of sprinters and use the same model for the lightest of riders, in every event from sprint to pursuit, making it very versatile.
Track seat posts
Suitable for all MK2 frames track or road, the Seat Post has a zero setback allowing forward placement of the saddle. (The Road Seat Post with layback is also compatible with the MK2 Track Frame)
With a custom, oversize bottom bracket, the Track Chainset is suitable only for MK2 track frames. Designed for sprint athletes, stiffness is more than twice that of standard Shimano whilst managing to come in nearly 200grms lighter. Lengths from 165mm to 175mm available
Available in 2 widths, the sprint bars were designed for some of the worlds strongest riders and are incredibly stiff, yet remain aero. Suitable for 1” fork steerers, stem length is fixed and must be specified at the time of ordering
Available in 1 widths with considerable width and height adjustment possible, the pursuit bars are possibly the stiffest in the world today yet remain very aero.
Suitable for 1” fork steerers, stem length is fixed and must be specified at the time of ordering
Aero road and TT frame
Weighing around, 1kg, the Aero Road Frame is one of the stiffest in the world today. The frame is available in MK1 (standard seat post) or MK2 custom seat post versions. D2i or Std cable option should be specified at time of order. Available in 6 sizes ranging from XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Road seat posts
Suitable for all MK2 frames track or road, the Road Seat Post comes with 2 head options giving multiple saddle layback options.
Aero Road Handle Bars
Available in 1 width, the Road Bars are designed to be some of the worlds stiffest and most aero available. Suitable for 1” fork steerers, stem length is fixed and must be specified at the time of ordering
Helmets (Clockwise from top left: Sprint Helmet, Aero Helmet and Sprint Helmet)
The Sprint Helmet uses new materials to keep weight to a minimum. It comes with a choice of three visors (tinted, iridium and clear) and is designed to work well even over a variety of head angles.
Usable for Track or Road events, the aero helmet comes with a choice of three visors (tinted, iridium and clear).
Developed over 2 years for the GB Women’s road and track team, the Pursuit/TT Saddle is ergonomically designed to give comfort whilst riding in an aero position. The tuned silicon material creates the right compromise between support and softness.
Lenticular carbon fibre disc wheels with low friction ball bearings. The wheels are made with carbon rime and hubs. The only metal parts are the axle hardware, bearings and the part where the sprockets are attached. Currently, only a track version is available. The axles spacing are, for the front: 100mm and 65mm and for the rear 120mm and 90mm (40mm LHS and 50mmRHS).
BMX hard shell shin and knee guards
Developed for use in BMX events these legs guards are designed to be comfortable, durable and lightweight whilst offering top levels of protection. The materials offer a superior and secure fit for the dynamic movements required in BMX and padded material also offers abrasion and impact protection in addition to the hardshell carbon fibre shin and knee guards.
T5 Sprint Bars
Designed specifically to fit with the Cervlo TD054S frames. The sprint handlebar is a progression from the UKSI Sprint bars and is offered in a number of different configurations of various stem lengths and width of the bars. Bars are either fully titanium or a mixture of Titanium and carbon fibre using additive manufacture methods for the titanium and traditional carbon fibre moulding for the bars and handgrips.
Full titanium bars are available in 26 cm width. Titanium stem with carbon bars are available in fixed widths of 28, 32 and 35cm. The sprint bars were designed for some of the World’s strongest riders and are incredibly stiff, yet remain aero. Stem length is fixed and must be specified at the time of ordering.
Tri Spoke Wheel
Carbon fibre disc 3 spoke wheels with low friction ball bearings. The only metal parts are the hubs, axle hardware and bearings. Designed for extra stiffness and super lightweight. Currently, only a track version is available.
Carbon Arm rest cups
Carbon fibre arm pads with titanium securing plates are designed to fit the mounting bars of the Cervelo TD054 pursuit frame.
They are available as a straight cetralised position or with a 10mm offset. Accessories for the cups to give further spacing options and angled wedges to adjust the angle of the cup are available.
UK Sport Carbon Fibre Frame Racing Chair:
Due to high athlete applied loads and frequency of use, (during training and racing) historically GB athletes have also experienced relatively high frequencies of failure using commercially available “off the shelf” equipment. In order to alleviate this scenario UK Sport embarked upon a racing chair development programme in 2010 targeting the London 2012 Olympics.
Carbon fibre composite construction with aluminium axle sleeves, bushes, bosses, seat cage, forks and handles.
The UK Sport carbon fibre frame racing chair complies with IPC regulations.
The UK Sport carbon fibre frame racing chair is manufactured in the UK by hand to order. Consequently lead time from order to delivery can sometimes be long.
The UK Sport carbon fibre racing chair was developed using cutting edge techniques, this R&D was funded by UKS and British Athletics. Although most of this expenditure has been absorbed by the GB Team, the very low volumes of equipment produced, the construction methods outlined above plus the use of the very best materials means the price of these items is in line with their specialist nature. As such prices are available by application only.
Prices and lead times will vary significantly depending on volumes required, so all enquiries should be directed to UK Sport at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide quotations.