A team of mechanics will provide mechanic services at the race venue and on the road.
Important: Come Prepared!
Cyclists are advised to bring their bikes in good condition to Bintan (and with basic spares). The mechanic services provided at the Tour de Bintan are meant to be for emergencies only.
The neutral wheels provided have Shimano 10-speed or 11-speed cassettes.
Neutral wheels rules:
- Neutral wheels must be returned to the bike mechanic immediately after each stage.
(It is highly recommended that cyclists who choose to ride tubular tyres, bring a spare pair of wheels, in case there is not enough time for the glue of a new tyre to harden between stages.)
- The event organiser and contractors will take good care of the wheels, but are not liable for any damage to wheels once exchanged for a neutral wheel.
Cars with mechanics will follow the cyclists on the rides. They will focus on small repairs/quick fixes to enable them to stay with the peloton and provide their services to as many cyclists as possible.
Motorbikes with neutral wheels will follow the pelotons to provide a faster response for wheel replacement. However, the motorbike riders are NOT mechanics. Be prepared to make the wheel change yourself.
Note: Does not apply to Gran Fondo Discovery and Challenge.
Important – Please respect our service staff
Any form of verbal/physical abuse to our service staff will result in immediate disqualification.
While a mechanic issue may ruin your race, that’s part of cycling. With more than 1,000 cyclists on the road, although the mechanics will give you the best assistance possible, they may not be able to assist everyone.
You are advised to not fully rely on the neutral wheels and mechanics and bring spare tubes and a repair kit to fix punctures.
Thank you for your understanding.