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Which aero bars for a time trial bike?(10 posts)

Which aero bars for a time trial bike?KLM
Apr 1, 2002 2:44 PM
Hi all,

I'm going to be building a time trial bike soon and was looking for your advice on a good (yet reasonably priced) set of aero bars. I currently have a set of Profile Split Second bars. I like that they are extremely adjustable (reach, grip angle, pad position) and have retractable arm rests so I can grip the bars near the stem. I do not like the fact they are somewhat heavy and rattle due to the retractable arms. I'm considering Syntace, Profile Carbon Stryke, or other. I'd appreciate your advice.

Apr 1, 2002 3:57 PM
I have a set that I like. Fairly lightweight and good adjustment. I don't have a dedicated time trial bike so I like the adjustability. You won't get alot of access to the bar near the stem but I only use them for time trials so it's not much of a issue.

Never tried the carbon strike. I had a older cheaper Profile not sure of the model and it did not have a great degree of adjustability.
anyone use Deda Clip-One aero bars?Tig
Apr 1, 2002 4:21 PM
I was wondering if anyone has had any positive or negative experiences with the $89 414 gram Deda Clip-One's.
anyone use Deda Clip-One aero bars?Greyhound
Apr 1, 2002 5:02 PM
I just used the Dedas in my first tt, and I love them. The arm pads can fit over bar tape, the positioning is great, and it only clamps on the left side, leaving the right for your comp. Sweet bars.

Hmmm. Looks interesting. (nm)KLM
Apr 1, 2002 6:46 PM
Those look pretty nice...Where are the being sold? (nm)JBurton
Apr 1, 2002 8:30 PM
Here is one place.Len J
Apr 2, 2002 5:10 AM

anyone use Deda Clip-One aero bars?brider
Apr 2, 2002 9:44 AM
The small clamp area of these make me think they'd rotate pretty easy. But then again, I torque mine pretty hard in a TT.
re: Which aero bars for a time trial bike?Woof the dog
Apr 1, 2002 4:17 PM
Profiles are fine, you can make them prettier buy cutting the excess tubing and buying the non-rise brackets. That will be cheaper than buying a whole new set. Somewhat heavy? Come on, its time trial, who cares about the weight. Combine that with Syntace stratos (deepdrop) and you got a cool setup. Most aerobars are heavy and make handling weirder, but the results are worth it.

Woof, the super woofer.
re: Which aero bars for a time trial bike?Akirasho
Apr 1, 2002 11:59 PM
... I like the Profile Carbon Strykes... so much so, that I've got four sets.

Profile has done a recall on the mounting brackets, so if you buy a set, make sure yours are either out of that recall lot, or you get the replacement brackets (gratis) from Profile.

Not the lightest, but gobs of adjustability (and since it's carbon fiber over aluminium, they can be trimmed)

I've tried Syntace Ultra Lites... but my egronomics prefer the Profile.

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