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    How do you ride with aerobars?

    I just traded a pair of pedals here for a nifty set of Scott aerobars which I had my LBS put on my bike (a converted MTB). Photo below. It looks nice but ... I tried riding with them and I can't seem to get a good balance. I think part of this is just I can't quite get over my fear of falling, like I don't have control of my bike. Is this normal? Can you get used to it? Is there anything I can do to practice? Any tips or suggestions? I'm open to any suggestions. I put them on to give me some extra hand positions -- I type at my computer all day and have some trouble with my hands -- and thought it might be a way to give them a rest on longer rides.
    But now I'm thinking maybe it's not gonna work. Thanks in advance.


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    I put some aero bars on my road bike recently.

    I had to start pretty slowly. It was pretty unstable getting onto them, shifting (standard shifters), and things like that. But after a while I got used to it and actually prefer to be down on the bars whenever possible. I probably will get some bar end shifters too, so that I can shift without moving (a convenience thing, not stability).

    It takes some getting used to, but I don't find it unstable now.

    Maybe your mountain bike does not have a geometry conducive to being down on bars?

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Here is a video explaining some of the position issues with aero bars:

    http://youtu.be/RJlBXFMZLnw

    How do I embed a video?

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    Good luck. I got so scared of my aero bars that I bought for similar reasons for my road bike that I finally took them off and sold them on craigslist. Looking back on it now, I wish I'd tried longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beezaur View Post
    Here is a video explaining some of the position issues with aero bars:

    http://youtu.be/RJlBXFMZLnw

    How do I embed a video?
    Thanks, that was educational. I'm going to give them a try for a little longer.

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