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Old 07-30-05, 11:55 AM   #1
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anyone used (vision tech Areo bars)?? pic inside

Before I ordered these, I was wanting to know if anyone in here has tried them out.
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Old 07-30-05, 12:06 PM   #2
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sorry to be a jerk, but you need to work on your verb tenses.
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Old 07-30-05, 12:26 PM   #3
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I haven't used them but I know they have killer brake levers that go with those bars. If you are into that sort of thing I mean.
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Old 07-30-05, 12:28 PM   #4
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Also, someone asked about these a few months ago and I think the overall opinion from everyone was that they wouldn't be that comfortable. They all said there weren't enough hand positions on them. I would love to try some though.
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I think they would look quite terrible as a stand-alone bar. What is wrong with a standard bullhorn?

BTW- their brake levers, while killer, are priced accordingly.
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I have this set-up on my Dual. I can't complain. It does the job.

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Old 07-30-05, 01:27 PM   #7
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I think those only look right in an 80's trans-am with an english acsent.
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I think they're hot, but ultimately would be uncomfortable for extended riding. Also, as I understand it, the Vision Tech levers are the only ones that actually fit properly in these bars.
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I think the Vision Tech levers actually clamp on too. So who knows if levers actually fit IN the bars at all. But, if you are riding brakeless it's not a concern.
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One word : "icky".
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sorry to be a jerk, but you need to work on your verb tenses.

sorry. I was looking for imput on a product, no some smart ass comment on how I type.
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Old 07-31-05, 10:51 AM   #12
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then this is really going to bother you...

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seriously though, those bars can't possibly be comfortable.
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Old 07-31-05, 11:24 AM   #13
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very few in here will like them, but i do. if the rest of your bike is built with modern parts, i'd say try them.

i mean, 'too few hand positions', wtf does that mean? do you get bored with the normal hand position and them decide to mix it up for entertainment value? if anything, i would say the human body is the limiting factor of comfort in this case.
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I have a set on my fixie right now with onee Tektro Bar end lever. We sell them, so
I thought I would try them out myself so I could give a true opinion on them, not just hearsay.

I really like them as far as their weight (light) and the feel. The bad things as mentioned previously is the lack of mulptiple hand positions. Also, don't ride them in the rain without putting some kind of grip on them. Even with gloves on my hands were sliding everywhere!

But for the 2 main hand positions you have, they are surprisingly comfy, BUT after a while (I did 100km on them yesterday) I start getting the wanting for some more hand movement on the bars.
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very few in here will like them, but i do. if the rest of your bike is built with modern parts, i'd say try them.

i mean, 'too few hand positions', wtf does that mean? do you get bored with the normal hand position and them decide to mix it up for entertainment value? if anything, i would say the human body is the limiting factor of comfort in this case.
Unless you have ridden on a bike with literally only one or two hand positions its hard to understand. Your hands can/will actually go numb from sitting in the same position for long periods of time, even in a good riding position. Cramping can also occur.

On tradition road bars, you have the drops, the hoods, and variouls points across the top of the bars. Standard Bullhords give you a few as well.

These give you 1 specific hand position on the bar ends (just wide enough for a hand, no movement. The flat of these bars is flat and wide, which doesn't allow you to grip it, although I've tried simply resting my hands on the flats a couple times.

So changing hand positions isn't for entertainment, but necessary, especially in long rides.
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The fact is, these are time trial base bars. They're not designed for more than a few minute's use, providing manueverability and stability as you get up to speed before getting up on your aerobars for the main part of an already traditionally short event.
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The fact is, these are time trial base bars. They're not designed for more than a few minute's use, providing manueverability and stability as you get up to speed before getting up on your aerobars for the main part of an already traditionally short event.
Yep and believe me after a 100km ride on them I was made fully aware of that!
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I had some and sold them after about a week. First off, they have no drop which I did not like. Second, the "horns" are way too short to get a good grip which forces your palm and fingers back onto the big flat piece which I found to be less than comfortable (and sketchy while skidding if that is your thing). Third, while on the top's, your wrists are angled inward which is the opposite of what naturally feels comfortable (look at nitto and syntace which have a more natural "back" sweep. And, as previously mentioned, in the rain there is absolutely no grip on these things.
They are very stiff and light though, I'll give them that.
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Before I ordered these, I was wanting to know if anyone in here has tried them out.
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IN FACT....If you are absolutely set on getting these, send me a PM and I will sell you mine for a great deal! Only 1week's worth of riding on it (including 1 x 100km ride). I'd even include a brake lever for ya
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JULY 26, 2005 -- WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—VisionTech is recalling about 280 aerobars that were sold from March 2002 to March 2003. The centerpiece of the aluminum bars can crack or break, causing the rider to lose control and crash.

The following models are affected: SuperMax, TriMax, TriMax Plus and Pro.

VisionTech has received two reports of the centerpiece of these aero bars breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and abrasions.

The VisionTech logo is displayed in gold lettering against a black background on the wings of the bar.

FSA acquired VisionTech after the affected production run. Although many FSA/Vision bars share the same model names, no “Vision by Full Speed Ahead” bars are affected.

Consumers should stop using the bars and contact VisionTech at (866) 204-5798 to have their aero bars tested. A free replacement will be provided for any bars found defective.
Just FYI. These are the intergrated bars. Not the ones in the pics above.

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The fact is, these are time trial base bars. They're not designed for more than a few minute's use, providing manueverability and stability as you get up to speed before getting up on your aerobars for the main part of an already traditionally short event.

Thanks for the comment. Thats mainly what I was looking for.
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