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Aero Bars - Should I have them?(5 posts)

Aero Bars - Should I have them?FloorTiger
Jul 29, 2001 5:58 PM
What is is with the aero bars? Everyone on my route has got them now. Am I missing something here? Do I need to have them on my 50 mile rides? If I were to get some (just thinking now) what should I look for and where should I look. I like to do anywhere from 35 - 50 miles when I am out on the road. Would they make the ride more comfortable?
re: Aero Bars - Should I have them?STEELYeyed
Jul 29, 2001 6:22 PM
I use a Profile Century bar,it will give you more speed and they are nice in head winds,but mainly I use it for centuries and long tours to get some different positions on the bike,I just finished a 600 mile tour and was on the aero bar about 75% of the time.
STEELYeyed
re: Aero Bars - Should I have them?Lone Gunman
Jul 29, 2001 6:54 PM
HOOD ORNAMENTS!! No, really they have their place and use but I don't think out on the open road with traffic and other bikers is the place. I own a set of old profiles that were 1 piece and I hack sawed the front off of them and made them 2 piecers. They were usable when I had bar end shifters and not STI. Balance problems can happen when 1 arm is removed to shift an STI. Haven't used them in years because I live in a hilly area, I don't time trial or triat, and the handling and gear changes can be difficult. I stay away from folk pace lining with them because of the handling problems. Headwinds can shear to a quartering wind and immediately create trouble.
re: Aero Bars - Should I have them?speed kills
Jul 29, 2001 7:28 PM
They are for the weak. If you don't believe me, get some and see how you like them.
re: Aero Bars - Should I have them? No NMcycleguy
Jul 29, 2001 9:37 PM