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Old 03-19-10, 06:08 PM   #1
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Aero bars

I picked up some aero bars today for my Trek and had a question about my head light. It really won't go on the handlebars( unless I put it upside-down) or should it be put on the aero bars themselves?
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I would, if I had a mount that would be at a right angle from the normal mount. Otherwise, you might be looking at a fork mount, or something like that. I have seen computer mounts designed for aerobars that would work, but I don't recall the brand right offhand.
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The Minoura Besso LH-5 is actually designed for the greater weight of a headlight.
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That looks pretty cool. I'll have to see if my lbs can get that. Thanks.
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Which aero bars did you get? I use the AirStryke and put a light on the end of the aerobars. But I also use a helmet light. Profile also makes an accessory for placing a computer on the bars and that may hold the light.
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I run mine right up on top of the aero bars. Works out great depending on what kind you bought



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I also made another mounting location on my front rack.

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I bought the Forte bars from Performance.
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They were on sale and I wanted to make sure that I liked them before I dropped more serious coin. I tried them out this weekend and they weren't too bad. I've got to work on my gut.

And Timber, that is a lot of stuff on you bike....what kind of water bottles are those?
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The bottle cages are just some generic carbon fiber things at my lbs. It is not as busy as it looks. The butterfly bars with the aero bars are kinda different. The front rack and bag set is small, I can't use a bar bag because if the Aero bars. I keep a rain poncho couple of tubes, spare chain, small medical kit, wax chain lube. and the battery pack for my light. I commute 34 miles a day with a 45 mile option round trip. This is the latest incarnation.



I have since changed the peddles out to clipless. I'm planing some century riding this year as well.

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It's a nice setup. My commute seems short (8.5 mi) by comparison. I'm gonna put clipless on the Trek but I'm gonna leave the cages on the commuter. I did a metric last year and am gunning for my century this year.
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The aero bars do take some getting use too. They are great on a down hill run or if your cranking out a good pace in the flats. The will ease the peddling a bit in a good head wind but it is hard to stay down in them for and length of time. They also take a bit of practice like anything, your entire body is more involved in the steering. Tweak your seat adjustment a little, aero bars lay you further out over the the front wheel so you have to find the sweet spot for your seat adjustment. My bike is not designed or set up for speed but more for endurance and comfort but I do want to turn out a decent average speed. My commute offers plenty of hills and flat runs on very nice roads & very low traffic. Most of the time the entire road is mine
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