New models break cover on social media before official launches Orbea is set to release a disc brake version of its Orca race bike over the coming months, Isaac will launch an Element Disc and an Element SL Disc, and De Rosa has an R890 New Super King on the cards.
How do we know? All bikes have to be approved by the UCI before they can be used in races sanctioned by cycle sport’s world governing body, and the list of approved bikes is published online (link is external) .
If you’re a professional busybody – like wot we is – you can check the list for as yet unannounced bikes.
You can’t get much information, though, just the name of the frame and fork, the category into which the bike falls – road, time trial, cyclocross or track – the approved sizes, the application date and the UCI’s frame and fork codes.
Although Isaac’s new disc brake-equipped road bikes haven’t yet been launched, they’re hardly a secret. The Dutch UCI Pro Continental outfit Team Roompot has had the Isaac Element SL for a couple of weeks and Isaac has posted pics on social media. The SL part of Element SL […]