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    What is the lowest TT bar setup on the cheap?

    By cheap, I mean less than $200

    I'm looking at the integrated setup from Vision, which isn't that expensive if one gets the Al version.

    Look ergostem isn't an option for me. Too expensive and I honestly don't trust the pivots to hold my weight.


    I'm currently running a P3 alu, in the correct size. I love the frame but the headtube is too tall.
    Current bar setup is the Profile Design T2 bullhorns and clip ons. I have a 10 degree stem flipped down. I can get another 1.5 cm if I get a -17 degree stem, but I still think I'd need to buy lower clip-ons too. At this point I think I might as well get the whole integrated shebang.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks,
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    How do you know the head tube is too small? Windtunnel says so?

    Cheapest aerobar/stem setup, and a great one at that - Deda Parabolica aerobars (single or S bend) ($70), and get an adjustable stem from eBay. The bars are fully adjustable and you can get the pads as close together as you want.
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    Check out these. Bought two pairs. Nicely made.

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    You can "flip" your T2 extensions under the base bar:


    The Blackbird pads are higher than his existing T2s.

    The Vision extensions (either the separate pieces or the all-in-one Trimax/Promax) are right on the base bar, and they are sturdier and better shaped than the T2s, IMO.
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    a little bit over $200

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret4 View Post
    a little bit over $200
    heavy !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianappleby View Post
    Look ergostem isn't an option for me. Too expensive and I honestly don't trust the pivots to hold my weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret4 View Post


    reading fail

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    Ritchey adjustable stem and Vision Aluminum bar IMO.
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    oops. They are expensive but they are the best way to get what you want. I don't think you have to worry about the pivots.

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    These allow a very low set up. Marketed for use with road bars, but no reason you couldn't pair them with base cowhorn bars. http://www.ovalconcepts.com/products...ere=99&idCat=1






    Put them with a flat base bar, and just put some padded tape on instead of pads, and that's about as low as you're going to get.
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