Cycles - Composite material used in bicycles - New specific tests suitable for components manufactured from composite materials


The purpose of this Technical Report is to provide innovative requirements and test methods applicable to any category of bicycle (city/trekking, MTB, young adult and racing) containing components manufactured, in part or whole, from composite materials. Its aim is to provide technical solutions that reduce the risk of component failure and rider injury during the specified use of such bicycles.This Technical Report includes new requirements and new test methods validated by the bicycle industry and test houses for composite assemblies including forks, frames, wheels, saddle rails and seat posts.This Technical Report makes reference to current "state of the art" standards in the field of bicycles, agreed at CEN level through the publication of EN ISO 4210 series of standards. Therefore the new requirements and the new tests proposed in this technical report shall be read and applied in accordance with the appropriate EN ISO 4210 standard.





Planned document number

DIN EN 00333058

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 112-06-01 AA - Cycles for common and athletic use 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 333/WG 8 - Innovative materials used in the manufacturing of bicycles 


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