I've only been cycling for 5 years and still learning the ropes. Toured with a friend recently who was using aero bars. He, by example, convenced me to give them a try.
Wow! What a difference they make. Profile Design Airstryke. Very comfortable position, more power, and more aerodynamic. Average speed on my touring bike, no load, went from 12 to 14 mph. No loss of hand positions. No pressure on hands/wrist, and plenty of room for gadgets. Now my preferred position.
I know this post is probably irrelevant to those who actually use their drops or who just must have a bar bag. I've never cared for bar bags, and use bull horns, so the aerobars were a simple addition.
Any of you using aerobars on your touring bike. Thoughts?