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Aerobars on a Mt Bike handlebar???(5 posts)

Aerobars on a Mt Bike handlebar???Chuck
Aug 17, 2001 3:03 PM
Has anyone installed aerobars on a mountain bike? I'm too poor at this point to purchase another road bike, but still love to train on the road. I'll have to do this on my mt. bike with road slicks.

If this is possible, what model would be a good fit?
re: Aerobars on a Mt Bike handlebar???nuke
Aug 17, 2001 3:59 PM
Yeah, I've seen plenty of peeps do it. Mostly the guys and gals that want to participate in our famous MS150 ride (Houston to Austin) but only have a mountain bike to use. They'll put on narrower slicks and sometimes aerobars. It works. Just about any of the aerobars will fit. Just gotta choose one you like.
re: Aerobars on a Mt Bike handlebar???Akirasho
Aug 17, 2001 4:42 PM
... ditto... I used to have them on a Trek 800 years ago. I bought a set of cheapo Tri Bars... a one piece affair (with seperate mounts) that you generally find at LBS for about $40 to $45. Gave me a different position and handhold for long distances (did my first century (actually 124 miles) on this bike).

It might look a bit odd, and folks might whisper behind your back, but who cares as long as it works for you.

Be the bike.
did that on my old Klein AdroitDeGeared
Aug 17, 2001 5:33 PM
did tt's on it with the road club. very light, very fast!

with a 56 bigring i could hit over 42mph on the flats!!!!
did that on my old Klein AdroitDavid Feldman
Aug 18, 2001 7:32 PM
Think about a taller stem for this application, being on your elbows lowers your upper body quite a lot.