Will the UCI's super tuck ban bring about the age of the road dropper post?

Polygon Bend R5
(Image credit: Colin Levitch)

The UCI banning the super tuck caused quite a swell. Between riders annoyed that a competitive tool had been removed from their proverbial belt to pros, pundits, and fans pointing out that there are vastly more important issues the UCI should be focused on — but hey, they still measure socks too — this minor rule change has made surprisingly big waves.

The UCI has a lot of rules that don't make a lot of sense, especially around equipment and body position; however, teams and their sponsors alike are notorious for working out clever ways to expand the box the UCI puts around them into a rectangle for gains within the rules.

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.