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Aero Bar Fit(7 posts)

Aero Bar FitJoshua
Jun 26, 2002 12:07 PM
I just put a pair of air stryke 2000's on my bike. My arms feel like they are going to roll right out of the cups. I have them set up about 3/4 of a cup length from my elbow . Can some one give some input on aero bar fit/feel. Or is this just how they are supposed to be??? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
re: Aero Bar Fitbrider
Jun 26, 2002 12:18 PM
A little more discription is in order. While it sounds like you have the pad placement right, there may be something you missed in the set up. Which direction do you feel like your arms are rolling? Also, if you're adding these to a standard road set-up, you may need to shorten them up further.
re: Aero Bar FitAkirasho
Jun 26, 2002 12:23 PM
http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/techctr/makeover.html

gives these links a peruse as well... setting aeros may take a bit of trial and error (depending on how you're using them and with what type of geometry).

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: Aero Bar FitJoshua
Jun 26, 2002 1:48 PM
It feels like my arms want to roll to the outsides, right off the bar. And it is mostly my right arm.
re: Aero Bar FitJuanmoretime
Jun 26, 2002 11:49 PM
Your pad placemnt may be not high enough or to close together or a combination of the two.
re: Aero Bar Fitbrider
Jun 27, 2002 7:23 AM
There are retrofits that you can do with a different pad configuration (I think the F-1?) that has more of a lip to the outside. Make sure your pads are tightened properly to the supporting brackets, as the Profile pads can squirm around on the mounts if not tightened. Myself, I do away with the adjustable part of the mount and put the pad cup directly onto the bracket. The suggestion that you may have the pads too close together is an option to explore as well. If you're new to aero clip-on use, you may not have the shoulder flexibility to get into a narrow position (I don't really favor the narrow thing, especially on short clip-ons, but that's just me). Start conservative, and slowly get your position into a radical aero tuck over time.
re: Aero Bar FitJimP
Jun 27, 2002 5:53 AM
I feel the AirStryke pads should be angled up a little on the outside but they aren't. I ended up placing the pads on the innermost holes and cutting off the excess length of the bracket. Also, the length of the stem and the extension of the aerobar may not be long enough. I found the most comfortable and stable was to extend the bar as far forward as possible so the armrest pad is close to my elbow ( I do have long arms ). The fit is really a personal thing so fiddle with it until you are comfortable.