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Fitting Your Bike Are you confused about how you should fit a bike to your particular body dimensions? Have you been reading, found the terms Merxx or French Fit, and don’t know what you need? Every style of riding is different- in how you fit the bike to you, and the sizing of the bike itself. It’s more than just measuring your height, reach and inseam. With the help of Bike Fitting, you’ll be able to find the right fit for your frame size, style of riding, and your particular dimensions. Here ya’ go…..the location for everything fit related.

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Old 05-18-14, 01:10 PM   #1
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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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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.
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