So, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, apparently all of our road bikes fail to meet the federal safety standard for bicycles. Well, at least I’m guessing you don’t still have a “spoke protector disc” on your rear wheel. If so, then it’s like some of the latest Cannondale models and according to the CPSC it poses a hazard.
I guess that’s the job of the CPSC and because Cannondale is an American Company (but I believe the bikes were made in Taiwan) they still fall under these guidelines. But I don’t think other brands of (high end) road bikes come with a “Spoke Protector Disc” installed. Am I wrong about this? Here’s a pic zoomed in on the rear wheel of a road bike for sale on another big cycling company’s website. I don’t see a “spoke protector disc”.
What do you all think about this?