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    Aero Bar advice - for a beginner

    Hi everyone,

    I'll be doing my first tri at the end of May and am looking for some aero bar advice. I am looking for some that are relatively cheap, yet good (I know, we all are).

    Anyway, please let me know how you like yours and where I should look to find relatively cheap bars. New or used. Thanks!

    -Mike

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    TriBob
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    I have and like Profile AirStryke $90

    A cheaper model Profile Century for $55

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    I second TriBob's recommendation for the Profile AirStryke. I've used those on bikes in the past and they work quite well.
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    People have been reporting that they rattle.

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    What length is your tri? Why do you want aero bars?

    Just checking...not necessarily trying to talk you out of it.
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    fixed road tri
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    never had any problems, the airstryke is a good entry level clip on

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    I used the PD AirStryke on my Kestrel Talon before I decided to go crazy and update to Hed Aerobars.. The AirStrykes are now on my wife's Talon, and she really likes them. They are really nice, especially with dropbars as they have the ZB-bracket (spring-loaded, gets the armpads out of the way when you ride in the drops or on the hoods).

    Highly recommended and really not expensive. They are not the lightest through... In my opinion, Hed Clipons are amongst the nicest, but they are very expensive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    People have been reporting that they rattle.
    3 years no problems here.

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    We recently put a set of Profile Design Jammer GT bars on my wife's bike. She has a Specialized Allez Sport road bike, and she found that with the road geometry the full length aerobars were too long to be comfortable without having to significantly alter her current, comfortable riding position (e.g. moving seat forward a lot).

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