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Old 04-13-09, 05:48 PM
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Integrated TT bars, an advantage?

So I need to get a new stem for my TT position, and it's just slightly more expensive to spring for the entire Vision integrated TT stem/bar setup.

Assuming that the positions will be the same, is the aero advantage of the integrated setup even worth mentioning, or is this an entirely "cool factor" purchase?

If it makes a difference, I'm currently running Profile T-2 wing bullhorns and clip on s-bends.
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Integrated stem/tt bars are stupid. You can't adjust them and you are stuck on the stem length.

Its much better to get a separate stem and basebar.
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they do look cool though....
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
Integrated stem/tt bars are stupid. You can't adjust them and you are stuck on the stem length.

Its much better to get a separate stem and basebar.
Not what he asked at all. He said if it is the same position is it lower drag with the integrated bar and the answer is yes. Is it enough to justify the cost and possible limit further position changes, that's up to you.
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Originally Posted by jrennie View Post
Not what he asked at all. He said if it is the same position is it lower drag with the integrated bar and the answer is yes. Is it enough to justify the cost and possible limit further position changes, that's up to you.
Quite true. And if you're willing to do a little work you can do quite a lot to create a custom cockpit with an "intergrated" set up.

You might want to check these out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Blackbird-Integr...3%3A1|294%3A50

Great price and you can do a lot with them using a drill and hacksaw and some tubing. I'm modifying a set for the pursuit/tt bike I'm building for track nats.
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
Quite true. And if you're willing to do a little work you can do quite a lot to create a custom cockpit with an "intergrated" set up.

You might want to check these out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Blackbird-Integr...3%3A1|294%3A50

Great price and you can do a lot with them using a drill and hacksaw and some tubing. I'm modifying a set for the pursuit/tt bike I'm building for track nats.
I've been looking at picking up a pair of those. I don't intend to modify them, though, just use them on the track bike. How is the quality? On some of these cheaper bike parts the bolts strip, etc. Is this a problem here?
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
I've been looking at picking up a pair of those. I don't intend to modify them, though, just use them on the track bike. How is the quality? On some of these cheaper bike parts the bolts strip, etc. Is this a problem here?
They are actually very nicely done. Back story is they were designed and built here in the states.
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