General Cycling Discussion - aerobars
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I recently got a new bike and had the aerobars on the old bar transferred to them. My new bike is a Specialized Roubaix. The stem is up higher. It's a very comfortable bike. The seat is one of the most comfortable I've had, except when I am in the aerobar position. It's like it goes right thru my man parts. I can't stay in the aero position long, which disappoints me because I do triathlons. Any suggestions? I don't want to tilt the seat down because it is quite comfortable when I am up on the top or in the drops.
04-19-10, 11:56 PM
They do take a bit getting use to, I myself don't stay in the bars for extended periods. If you are experience discomfort because of seat position then you have no choice than to experiment & find some kind of compromise.
The Human Car
04-20-10, 06:23 AM
Possibly it's a reach issue. One suggestion is to find aerobars were the elbow pads are on your side of the handle bars. Or maybe your seat is too far back.
04-20-10, 06:52 AM
Most people require a different saddle position when using aerobars. Typically the saddle nose needs lowering (pointed down). Also the saddle needs moved forward or you use a forward leaning seatpost. Otherwise you have a bad (less than ideal aero) position or aren't comfortable. I would take the bike into the LBS and ask them to take a look on you sitting on a trainer and ask for their recommendation.
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