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    Survival of the Fitest TheDL's Avatar
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    Clip on Aero Bars on MTB flat bars...

    I didn't know where else to post this...

    Just wondering if anyone has done/seen/tried to put clamp on aero bars on mtb handlebars and w/ what results. Basically my ultimate goal would be to be able to use Rapid Fire shifters and be able to get in aero position for road riding.
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    2009 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 1983 Univega Nuovo Sport, GT Team LOTTO
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    I see it all the time on big organized rides like GOBA in Ohio. People try to make an MTB into a more suitable road bike by fitting slick tires and aerobars. They give another hand position and do allow a more areo position on a bike really not intended for it. They are certainly cheaper than another bike.

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    Senior Member DieselDan's Avatar
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    Seen it done. Does sort of look goofy.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

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