Grape Smugglers Beware!

The UCI has officially banned the use of skin suits in gravity events. Many riders have been against the use. Rachel Atherton made her views made in Canberra when Moseley bested her time with one. Maybe there was more to her protest than just fashion. Many federations and Team Managers have pressured riders to wear the suits at the World Championships. Everyone looking for that edge. You can see Mojo's Chris Porter's contribution above. Read Below.

Protections in Downhill/4X:
An approved full-face helmet must be worn properly fastened both when racing and when training on the course. The helmet must be fitted with a visor. Open-face helmets may not be worn.

The UCI strongly recommends that riders wear the following protection:
- back, elbow, knee and shoulder protectors made of rigid materials;
- protection for the nape of the neck and the cervical vertebrae;
- padding on shins and thighs;
- full-length trousers made from rip-resistant material incorporating protection for the knees and calves, or broad-cut shorts made from rip-resistant material plus knee and calf protectors with a rigid surface;
- long sleeved shirt;
- full finger gloves.

Clothing in Downhill/4X:
All tight-fitting clothing is not permitted

Some people will be happier than others. For those of you that participated in "smuggling grapes", looks like you just got shut down by the racing worlds equivalent of a "Customs Department".
Photo courtesy of Dirt Magazine


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