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Please help with aero bars(5 posts)

Please help with aero barsMr Nick
Jul 9, 2003 10:52 PM
Doesn't anyone have any input on aero bars. The information people have given me on other aspects of my riding and equipment have been great. I would really appreciate some help here.

Thanks
re: Please help with aero barsAkirasho
Jul 9, 2003 11:26 PM
http://www.slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/techctr/techctr.html

...adapt as necessary...

Be the bike.
tried 'em...mixed resultsMLCrisis
Jul 10, 2003 4:12 AM
I had the same numb hands phenomenon last season...tried some inexpensive aero clamp-ons (made by Pyramid if memory serves...). They solved my numbness problem completely. Furthermore, the riding position was pretty comfortable for me, too. The downside for me was the major lack of steering control. If I had to negotiate any road hazards at all (and don't we all at some point?), I felt very much "out of control" with my steering in aero mode. I abandoned the aero bars this year...got a new frame with a much shorter top tube...better weight distribution now. I still get numb ring finger and pinky once in a while (mostly left hand...curious), but not nearly as bad as before.
The fastest Upgrade you can makeZeGopha
Jul 10, 2003 7:38 AM
You will not find a better cost/bennefit ration in cycling. A cheap pair of aero bars saves more time than a disc wheel and is a whole lo cheaper. However, not UCI legal and ITU has it's own rules on them. What are you going to use them for?
How about something more specific?brider
Jul 10, 2003 9:38 AM
You just want a running commentary on aero bars? History of aero bars? Benefits? How to fit? Install?

Unless you have all day to read (as if I had all day to type), you need to ask a more specific question.