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Aero barsMrDan
Feb 12, 2003 7:56 AM
Hi all,
I'll be getting a new bike this spring, and going the
aero-bar route for the first time. I have not tried any out yet, but it seems the aero-stryke bars with the flip-up arm rests seem to make alot of sense. I'm only planning on doing my first tri's this year, but the bike will gets lot's of use otherwise besides TT type stuff. (Lot's 'o hills in central mass.) Anyone acre to share their experiences with aero-bars?
re: Aero barsbrider
Feb 12, 2003 9:16 AM
Had a set of the first-generation Air Stykes. Good fit, but I always zip-tied the arm rests down. The flip-up feature is fine for long climbs when you want the bar tops, but in TTs and tris, they flip up every time you brake or shift, and it becomes a pain. Right now I'm running a set of Split econds that I've modified to be shorties (to accomodate my road position).

If you're looking to add a set of clip-ons to a road positon, I'd start looking at things like the Syntace C2s (in the small size) or the Profile Jammers. If you're going to a full-on aero set up, then don't worry about things like flip-up arm rests, as the bike won't be built for climbing anyway.
Thanks much, very helpful nmMrDan
Feb 12, 2003 1:11 PM
Thanks, you've given me an idea for a product! nmMrDan
Feb 12, 2003 5:26 PM
Care to share functional details?brider
Feb 13, 2003 12:02 PM
Not asking for any details on form, but what in particular function would said new product perform?
Yep C2african
Feb 12, 2003 6:04 PM
Yeah, get the syntace C2 just the bars, keep the STI shifters.

I had the C2 and STI shifters for a while then I changed to cow horns with the shifters on the aero bars. It worked great but I think it is best to have just the aero bars and the road bars with STI shifters.