Joel wrote:yeah i had that base and not 3:1 compliant. however just a case of putting small amount of padding on to make it compliant.
Temporary fixes (padding, tape, etc were allowed once only at 2009 Club Nationals - will not be permitted any more. We saw some riders with a couple of plastic picnic knives taped to their bars to thicken them up!! However, permanent "hard" material "fixes" eg, building up with more carbon layers, etc, to achieve a 3:1 ratio would be ruled OK. Unless you are pretty handy though, would pick time to accept that these are the rules an purchase a new set of bars.