Apr 15, 2003 9:52 AM
|I am looking to buy clip on aerobars for my wife's bike. She is about 5'5" and rides a 50 cm Trek 1000. I have seen some on line that say things like 'very adjustable'. Should I get one of these or should I go to our LBS to try them first?
Any advice as to which brands are best?
|re: aerobar recommendations?||brider|
Apr 15, 2003 10:23 AM
|Two very important points to this: You're fitting them to a road bike, and it's your wife (female).
Go with something like the Profile Jammers with the F-18 armrests, or Syntace C2s in the small size.
Why? When you add bars that are too long to a road position, you tend to creep forward on the saddle. Can be painful for a guy. Can be ruinous for a lady. Don't want to change the road position, so you need something SHORT. I've got a pair of the older Split Seconds that I'm still not happy with (need to cut them down about another inch). I've modified them, so they're no longer covered by warranty.
|re: aerobar recommendations?||xcmntgeek|
Apr 16, 2003 6:54 AM
|I'm only an inch taller than your wife and I love my Cinelli Cornas. Try them out, but they are adjustable enough for me and I love the armrests.|| |