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    aerobars

    I plan on doing triathlons this comming summer, and was given areobars as a christmas gift. Does anyone have an serious problems or recommendation on attaching aerobars to a road bike. I know that frame geomentry is an issue, any recommendations on setting up?

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    Keep them level and start with the tip of the aerobars in line with your brake hoods. Extending them further puts a lot of strain on your back and hamstrings.

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    What you will find is that over time, you will be able to extend further and get lower as you become accustomed to the position. It takes time, so be patient. You may even want to add a riser kit to the bars to get them up a higher at first or temporarily raise your handlebars to get them higher. The first couple of rides, Iused to bring my allen wrench tool with me. I start with the bars in a reasonable position, but kept the screws just a little loose so that with a bit of effort, I could slide them where they felt most comfortable then tighten them up. Once you get used to and comfortable in the aero position, you can really take the time and effort to get fitted and dial in your position.

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    Thanks for the advice...i got myself fitted at the lbs. The guy knows his shizzz. We had to bring in the aerobars alot so i wouldn't scarifice the nearly prefect road setup i have. I'm on a big frame, c-dale 60cm, so bring it in was actually perfect, quite happy with the setup.

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    Are you supposed to wrap your aerobars like your handle bars are wrapped? With cork tape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedyGuy032
    Are you supposed to wrap your aerobars like your handle bars are wrapped? With cork tape?
    personal preference really I guess... just make sure all open ends are plugged

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    I wrap mine. My hands get sweaty in the races and training and I'd hate to lose my grip.
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