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Old 01-19-10, 01:11 PM   #1
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Choosing Aerobars

I'm planning on doing some triathlons this year and I've been thinking about putting some aerobars on my bicycle for the bike ride. A friend of mine recently bought a pair and said they were quite comfortable on long rides.

I don't have a TT bike and don't plan to buy one so I'll just be riding my normal road bike for these events which has FSA Wing bars and STI brifters. I'd like some kind of aerobar that will just clamp onto my existing handlebars (31.8) as I'm not looking to re-route shifters and brakes.

Do aerobars come in different sizes like regular bars? Or are they often adjustable? I've seen a couple different "styles" and I'm not sure which I should choose. Mainly these two.

Any recommendations?

Oh, lastly, no carbon (too expensive) and preferably in the sub-$150 CAD price range.
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Old 01-19-10, 03:14 PM   #2
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I have profile design carbon ergonomical aerobars and absolutely love them. they feel so natural it makes me one with the bike. definitely allows me to rest my back some too.... i got mine for 100 bucks from my lbs, they were new just not in the package which didnt matter to me
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Old 01-19-10, 03:27 PM   #3
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I have these and really like them. I will say though that I have not used anything else so I do have a bias.

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...7_10000_201500
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Very clever design. Mine cost €17 on eBay. With a FF seatpost youŽll be good to go. Best of luck.
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i like the profile t2+ they are not that style, but i think they are comfortable.
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I was in my LBS the other day looking at some Profile bars, I can't remember which ones but they were the "S" bend kind. I took them off the shelf and held them how you would on the bike and I liked them. After some poking around online however I found these:

Deda Parabolica Uno

And here's the "S" bend version:

Deda Parabolica Due

While the "S" bend ones were ok, I'm wondering what they would feel like on really long rides, holding my wrists in that "turned down" position to make my thumbs even with my forearm. It looks like the non-S-bend ones my hands would be in a more natural/neutral position just holding the bars, I wouldn't have to bend my wrists. Both are the same price at ProBikeKit and are well within my budget.

Can anyone comment either way on S-bend versus non-S-bend? Which did you like better for long (say >4 hour) rides?
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