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'02 Split Second Aerobars(5 posts)

'02 Split Second Aerobarstrek5900cyclist
Jan 2, 2004 6:13 AM
I just ordered these from Performance Bicycle (good deal). With empty waterbottles my bike weighs about 17.4 lbs. These weigh about 750 grams. Will I notice any real difference in wieght when I'm using my normal drop bars? Also can anyone give me more information on these. Thank you.
Some difference, but you will get used to itMarketing Dept
Jan 2, 2004 7:23 AM
by the end of the first ride. Have you ever ridden aerobars before?

If not, just take your time getting used to them. Once you do, you will find it difficult to get along without them.

The spit second bars are not the lightest on the market but they are middle ground. I like them second only to my Sytace Streamliners.

The spilt seconds are much more adjustable. You need to be careful not to over-tighten any of the hardware. I don't use a torque wrench for them, but my general rule is to use locktite (blue)and torque them to where they are hand tight, don't force them.

The arm rests are comfortable. I think yours do flip up but do not have the springs that flip them up automatically. The lack of a spring is a good thing as these tend to break and rattle after a year or so.

You can shave some weight by shaving some of the aerobar inserts and hardware, but not recommended.
Some difference, but you will get used to ittrek5900cyclist
Jan 2, 2004 9:12 AM
I have used one piece century and airstryke bars before. I liked them and they were a little lighter but I just wanted to try something new. So without the spring do I just flip them up with my hands? Also I cant tell if you really answered my question. I wanted to know if I will notice the weight difference. I think you were talking about them just being there.
Yes you will notice the weight differenceMarketing Dept
Jan 2, 2004 11:06 AM
if you are going from no aerobars to aerobars. No, you will not notice any weight difference between the century or the airstryke.

My Split Seconds will allow me to simply lift the arm rests up, allowing me that extra climbing position.

Hope that helps.
Yes you will notice the weight differencetrek5900cyclist
Jan 2, 2004 12:34 PM
Will it slow me down dramaticly? I mean 750 grams is sort of alot. Its like a third front wheel. Will my body adjust and get me back to normal cruising speed if I just keep riding with them? Also it looks like they are going to be hard to place on my bars due to my brake cables. And, where will I stick my computer? Can anyone give me some mounting instructions?