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Jammer AerobarsKudzu Kannibal
Dec 31, 2002 2:30 PM
I have recently sold my trusty triathlon bike and returned to riding a road configuration again. I will still be doing triathlons, but find my performance on my Lemond, many fold over the tribike, especially on longer and more undulating (hilly) rides.

I was reading on these Jammer Aero Bars by Profile. They seem to deviate from the traditional style found on tri-bikes. I assume this makes them more suitable for riding a seat angle of less than 75 degrees on a road geometry (i.e. body not quite as forward positioned). I find myself being able to climb in this bike much better than my tri configuration (considering I live in North GA and not South FL these days), but being triathlons are not draft legal for the most part, I still need that aero position.

So do I go with this style or the traditional aerobar style?

re: Jammer Aerobarsempacher6seat
Jan 1, 2003 2:31 PM
I think the reasoning behind jammer style bars is that if you clip on normal length bars, you will be too streched out and wont be able to generate nearly as much power, you'll fatigue faster from holding yourself in an uncomfortable position, and breathing might be an issue as well. Jammer bars allow you to stay aero, but in a comfortable position where you can still apply lots of power.
re: Jammer Aerobarsrrjc5488
Jan 4, 2003 1:43 PM
im in the same situation you're in... except i just started tri's and have a road bike... im thinking about getting the C2 ultralites, i dont think I'd like the jammers.