An update on the use of disc brakes in sanctioned events across British Columbia;

Triathlon BC is pleased to announce that the use of disc brakes in local, provincial, national and international races has been clarified in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) 2017 regulations;

According to rule 5.2. i.) Disc brakes:
          (i) Disc brakes are permitted in the following ITU events:

  • All draft-illegal/non-drafting triathlon and duathlon competitions;
  •  Cross triathlon and cross duathlon;
  •  Winter triathlon.

Only those athletes competing in draft-legal events on the road (youth, junior and elite athletes) are prevented from using disc brakes in competition.

For additional information please refer to the Triathlon BC 2017 Competition Rules and the ITU Competition Rules at