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Recommend me some clip-on aerobars

Old 02-28-07, 09:18 PM
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Recommend me some clip-on aerobars

Hey,

Since I've got a TT in a couple weeks, I thought I should get serious about it and stop TT'ing in the drops. I'm looking for suggestions for relatively aggressive aerobars. At the moment, the Profile Design T2 Cobra (http://www.profile-design.com/2006_p.../t2_cobra.html) has caught my eye.

Any suggestions on what other people have found to work well is appreciated. Right now, as my previous choice indicates, I'm sort of leaning towards bars with a slight s-bend, as it seems like it would be a bit more aerodynamic than bars with huge bends in them.
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Old 02-28-07, 09:48 PM
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Those T2's are fine. Got a pair on my bike.
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Old 02-28-07, 09:58 PM
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I've got T2's nice and cheap.
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I'm no aerospace engineer but I don't think the S-bend or the other huge bend that you're referring to would make a difference aerodynamically. It's more of comfort for most, some folks can't get comfortable using the s-bend bar. I have the T2+ and they're cheap and very adjustable.
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Old 02-28-07, 10:21 PM
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do yall really advocate buying aerobars? i didnt see any on the bikes in the photo section of this sub-forum.
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Old 02-28-07, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PDay
do yall really advocate buying aerobars? i didnt see any on the bikes in the photo section of this sub-forum.
For a time trial (as specified in the OP), yes.
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Old 02-28-07, 10:27 PM
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Get the T2+. sure they're not carbon but is 40g worth the extra $75+ to you? I really like my pair btw just finished getting a nice set up with a tri saddle and Profile FF seatpost.
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I use the aluminum T2's. Love 'em.
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Old 02-28-07, 11:12 PM
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Im just asking since I havent even bought my first bike yet, but am tryin to figure out what i need to get.
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For road racing, you need a road bike. For time trials/triathlons, you can slap some aerobars on it, or buy a dedicated TT/tri bike. However, it is illegal to have aerobars on a bike in a road race.
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
For road racing, you need a road bike. For time trials/triathlons, you can slap some aerobars on it, or buy a dedicated TT/tri bike. However, it is illegal to have aerobars on a bike in any mass-start race
Clarified it for ya, Kenty
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+1 to the T2s. I just did my first ITT with them and won.
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