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Old 04-29-11, 07:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-29-11, 08:03 PM   #2
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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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Here is a video explaining some of the position issues with aero bars:

[video]http://youtu.be/RJlBXFMZLnw[/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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Here is a video explaining some of the position issues with aero bars:

[video]http://youtu.be/RJlBXFMZLnw[/video]

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Thanks, that was educational. I'm going to give them a try for a little longer.
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