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ITU legal aerobars??(3 posts)

ITU legal aerobars??clink
Jan 10, 2002 8:29 PM
Whats the deal with aerobars for itu racing?? What kinds of aerobars are legal and which aren't? I want to set up my bike for Junior Nationals, but I don't know what kind of aerobars are legal.. are there any other options other than the Profile Jammers?? any input is welcome..
thanks
David
re: ITU legal aerobars??brider
Jan 11, 2002 12:12 PM
Here's a link for the technical stuff:

http://www.Slowtwitch.com/mainheadings/techctr/trirules.html#Anchor-ITU-11481

Here's an excerpt:

E.3.6 Handlebars

For elite and junior competitors in Triathlon World Cups, Olympic Games,
ITU Regional Championships, ITU International Events, the following rule on
handlebars apply: (Note: This rule will not apply to age group competitions or
long distance events).

a) Only traditional drop handlebars are permitted

b) Clip-ons will be permitted provided they do not extend more than 15 cm
beyond the front wheel axle, and they are not longer than the brake levers'
foremost line.

c) Straight forward clip-ons must be bridged, and must not carry forward
facing brake levers

d) No forward facing bar or gear shifters are allowed on the end of the
clip-ons. The only exception will be grip shifters.

e) Elbow pads are permitted.

Hoe that helps.
re: ITU legal aerobars??Joel_T
Mar 29, 2002 10:08 AM
One ITU legal aerobar is the Profile Jammer (look at Profile's homepage or any web tri. shop).
I personally think it's a waist of time since road bikes aren't made to take advantage of aerobars. They're for tri. specific bikes.
Joel.