Bicycle standards

Bicycle Standards

Standards can play a critical role in ensuring the safety, quality and reliability of products, processes and services, efficient production, cost reduction through competition, and supporting regulation.

However, standards can only achieve this if they are developed to respond to a market need and are based on the consensus opinion of global experts.

As the global voice for the sporting goods industry, the WFSGI recognizes the importance of actively participating in standard development to make sure the needs and concerns of the whole industry are voiced and being heard. For this reason, the WFSGI has obtained the Liaison status in the following ISO and CEN Technical Committees (TCs) and Sub-committees (SCs): 

International Organization for Standardization (ISO):  


  • ISO/TC 31 / SC 10 / WG 16 – Tyre designations and dimensions for Bicycle tyres and rims  
  • ISO / TC 83 – Sports and other recreational facilities and equipment  
  • ISO / TC 137 – Footwear sizing designations and marking systems  
  • ISO / TC 149 – Cycles 
  • ISO / TC 149 / SC 1 – Cycles and major sub-assemblies  
  • ISO / TC 207 – Environmental Management  

European Committee for Standardization (CEN):  


  • CEN TC 136 – Sports, Playground, Other recreational facilities & Equipment  
  • CEN TC 333 – Cycles  
  • WG 8 – Composite Materials used in Bicycles 


Liaison organizations can drive all aspects of the standard development process, from deciding whether a new standard is needed to defining all the technical content: WFSGI may nominate experts to working groups (WGs) and hold Convenor or Project Leader roles within these WGs, we can propose new work items and submit comments during the voting process. The WFSGI can also have early access to information and therefore alert their members if there are any new work proposals that might be relevant to the industry.  

If you would like to learn more about WFSGI’s work in this area, have any proposals for standards that would be beneficial to the industry or would like us to participate and monitor the work of any other ISO or CEN Technical Committees, please contact Ms. Karolina Brazyte or Mr. Mark Barfield for bicycle-related topics.  

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