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    Aerobars

    I'm thinking about getting a set of Aerobars for my Trek 7.5 FX. Should they put only on road bikes or can they be put on fitness type bikes as well?

    I've found many different kinds from many different manufacturers, does anyone have a suggestion for an affordable set to try them out?

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    Or, I can get a really nice set (what I want) and always sell them afterwards for a fraction of the original cost.
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    Just called the lbs and they have Aerobars from I think $80 to $120.

    I'll go check them out tomorrow. Any suggestions about what (names) to look (out) for?
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    Profile Century makes a good Clipon Aerobar. It's what I use.



    A couple of points to be aware of with aerobars.
    • They make the bike VERY twitchy when you are down on the aerobars, there is a huge difference in handling.
    • You cannot reach the brakes quickly, so have a larger zone of awareness


    You do get a significant reduction in air resistance and perceived effort in a headwind though They are NOT good for situations that require critical bike handling though, such as group rides or rough surface conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Profile Century makes a good Clipon Aerobar. It's what I use.



    A couple of points to be aware of with aerobars.
    • They make the bike VERY twitchy when you are down on the aerobars, there is a huge difference in handling.
    • You cannot reach the brakes quickly, so have a larger zone of awareness


    You do get a significant reduction in air resistance and perceived effort in a headwind though They are NOT good for situations that require critical bike handling though, such as group rides or rough surface conditions.
    +1

    When down on them, they also effect your position on the bike. As such, if you'll be using them lots, you'll want to look into having your seat position raised/lowered and/or moved forward/aft.

    Of course, this begs the question, "Why do you want them?" Jes sayin'.

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