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aerobarsCarbon fiber fanatik
May 13, 2002 4:14 PM
Would appreciate feed back from riders who use aerobars.. favorite? least favorite? I was looking at a set of cinelli angels.. any advice? thanx
re: aerobarsAkirasho
May 13, 2002 6:39 PM
...I've got four sets of Profile Carbon Strykes... so I guess I must like something about them...

One reason for having so many sets is that they can back each other up in a pinch (hasn't happened yet, but from a compatability POV, I should be covered). Another key reason for me was their adjustability.

Yep, you can find lighter aeros or aero/bar/stem combos... but unless you're spot on sure of your position on the bike, I'd stick with something adjustable (at least at first).

I've tried older Profile equipment (Split Second) and they've vastly improved the mounts and armsrests. I've also tried Syntace C2s but I prefer my Carbon Strykes.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: aerobarsskyman51
May 14, 2002 5:21 PM
Actually I stay as far away as possible from anyone with aerobars!
is it because you get dropped?liu02bhs
May 15, 2002 3:13 PM
Is the reason for your distance because you get dropped or because you think aerobars are unsafe?
Actually handling with aerobars aren't that bad, it's just you don't have brakes. Of course there are unsafe riders. I was drafting behind some dude on aerobar once. He took me out. I still have a HUGE scar on my elbow that is constantly bothering me.
re: aerobarsJimP
May 16, 2002 4:33 AM
I have used aerobars for many years starting with the original Profile delta shaped bars. I started using them for racing in triathlons and timetrials but have continued to use them since I stopped racing because of the comfort and aerodynamics. I wont use them when riding close to others, especially in a pace line, except when pulling into the wind. Today I prefer the Profile Airstrike 2000 bar because of the flip up armrests which allow handpositions on the bartops for climbing.