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In order to stimulate the innovation, to enable each builders to fully express their ideas, their creativity and test themselves, the Concours de Machine 2017 will have as a theme the “Randonneuse légère”. This is not a limit in the meaning of the historical reference but rather to stress on the use of it. The modern randonneuse could be defined like a machine with performances close to a road bike, capable to ride long distances, day and night, in every forecast condition, in total autonomy with just a few minimum baggage. A bike able to do a ride of 4000km throughout Europe like the Transcontinental Race, or realise a French Diagonal in a record time. It will be held to the framebuilders to conceive and make the bike to cope with the competitions' tests.

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Aucune contrainte de configuration n’est imposée, comme cela a pu être le cas par le passé, afin d’avoir des créations variées, innovantes et surprenantes. Chaque constructeur a donc le choix des matériaux, de la taille des roues, des équipements, ou encore du type de transmission.

Les vélos devront être capable de transporter une charge d’environ 3kg et disposer à minima de huit heures d’éclairage avant et arrière. Les vélos présentés peuvent être dérivés d’un modèle de série. Mais ils doivent avoir été montés spécialement pour l’épreuve. Ils peuvent aussi être une version améliorée ou modifiée du Concours de Machines 2016.

No constrain over the configuration are imposed, like it was made in the past, in order to have innovative, varied and surprising creations. Every builder is free upon the frame material to use, the wheels’ dimension, equipment or typology of transmission.

The bicycle must be able to load a charge of around 3kg, be supported by a front and back lights with at least 8 hours lighting autonomy. The presented bicycle could be a modification of a standard bicycle but they have to be constructed specifically for the contest. The machine can be also an evolution of the machine presented on the 2016 edition.