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Mounting aero bars(5 posts)

Mounting aero barsLC
Dec 5, 2002 10:50 AM
I got some Profile Design Jammer GT aero bars that I am trying to figure out how to mount on regular handlebars. The clamps are for 26.0 handlebars, but all the handlebars that I have (all 7 different kinds!) only have a short section near the stem where it measures 26.0 and then tappers down after a few cm's which puts the aero bars too close together. What handlebars are these designed for?
re: Mounting aero barsbrider
Dec 5, 2002 11:51 AM
The diagram on the Performance site shows them mounted just outside the bulged section of the handlebars (see below). However, they could definitely be mounted closer together (and probably should be for aerodynamics). Rotate the extensions a bit outward (handles a little higher), then mount on bars on the bulged section.
okay try this imagebrider
Dec 5, 2002 11:52 AM
thanks for the image but...LC
Dec 5, 2002 2:59 PM
I think mine are a newer model that can also go on oversize bars, but come with 4 shims for 26.0 bars which I am using. On that picture there is a large space between the clamps, enough to even see the threads. On mine when I try to mount them outside the bulge the clamps are actually touching (bottomed out)and they still can rotate from not being tight enough when I push hard on them. The instruction kind of suck but I think they say they must be on 26.0 only with the shims.
Mount them on the bulgebrider
Dec 9, 2002 10:35 AM
That's what I was trying to say on my earlier post. Rotate the handles (clock them away from the center) so that you can put the clamps closer together. I don't think their image shows a good position.