Standard Active Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017
ASTM F2680-17

Standard Test Methods and Specifications for Bicycle Manually Operated Front Wheel Retention Systems


1.1 These test methods and specifications cover the standard for front wheel retention systems for all bicycles equipped with manually operated retention systems such as a quick release.

1.2 This specification is only for bicycles equipped with manually operated retention systems, and does not apply to tool-operated wheel retention systems.

1.3 The intent of this specification is to define the performance of primary and secondary wheel retention systems, with the focus on preventing unintended wheel separation and prevention of unintended contact of the retention system with the disc brake rotor or wheel.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.07
Developed by Subcommittee: F08.10
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/F2680-17
ICS Code: 43.150