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    Aero bar fit basics - how do I?

    Got two piece aero bars to give myself more positions on longer rides. Not really looking for speed - mainly comfort, if speed improvement happens, then that would be a bonus (at 75 speed not a big deal anymore). Some searching on www and BF did not yield much. Can anyone tell me basics on how to set them up or point me to instructions?
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    Try slowtwitch.com or BeginnerTriathlete.com - Triathlon Training for Beginners or the tri forum here.

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    The closer together you put them, the faster. The further apart, the more comfortable and the easier it is to breathe. You have to experiment and find what you like. I like elbows about 9" apart. If you can adjust where the pads are, I like them a little aft of the bar. You want your forearms horizontal or close to that. You want a good quality stem. Aerobars can put a lot of torque on the handlebars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    The closer together you put them, the faster. The further apart, the more comfortable and the easier it is to breathe. You have to experiment and find what you like. I like elbows about 9" apart. If you can adjust where the pads are, I like them a little aft of the bar. You want your forearms horizontal or close to that. You want a good quality stem. Aerobars can put a lot of torque on the handlebars.
    Thank You!That was the kind of answer and info I needed. I am amazed at the difference they make so far. I just stuck em on - made some minor adjustments and quickly decided they stay on my bike. Will use your info and test changes. Comfort is more important to me than speed.
    Thanks again.
    Retired 75 YO. Got my sub 5 ET century at 50 and sub 7 RT at 75. Just want to finish at 80. USNR, USAF, USCGA - riding 2014 Zenetto Steath ZR7.1 Carbon

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