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Old 02-03-15, 08:54 PM
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Aero Bars on a hybrid bicycle

I started doing it about 1 year and a half ago. I noticed a lot more people are starting to sway away from "aerobars are dorky" and that they are becoming more popular. I even saw a hybrid bicycle on amazon that comes with the setup, how strange.. or maybe it isnt. http://www.amazon.com/Diamondback-In...18863&sr=1-167 Anyways here's my bike! Its a true test showing that I can ride them all winter and they dont get bent (I dont crash horribly anymore.)
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Aerobars have been used on hybrids for while now even if they are not exactly super popular. In my opinion if you want to ride your bike any great distance then the straight bars that so many hybrids come with simply have to go. I tried drop bar ends without being impressed at all and I was reasonably happy with the "butterfly" trekking bar I used for a while. But then Jeff Jones released an affordable aluminum version of their "loop H bar" and I found my love! But aerobars were going to be my next step if the Jones bar had not intervened and others have been quite happy with them on their hybrids so I am not surprised you like them. Enjoy!
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Aerobars have been used on hybrids for while now even if they are not exactly super popular. In my opinion if you want to ride your bike any great distance then the straight bars that so many hybrids come with simply have to go. I tried drop bar ends without being impressed at all and I was reasonably happy with the "butterfly" trekking bar I used for a while. But then Jeff Jones released an affordable aluminum version of their "loop H bar" and I found my love! But aerobars were going to be my next step if the Jones bar had not intervened and others have been quite happy with them on their hybrids so I am not surprised you like them. Enjoy!
There is a Surly fat bike at a lb near me that has the H-Bar. I always associated it with that kinda bike, I do think it looks pretty rad.
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I'd like to add "horns" to my hybrid that currently has ergon grips. I really like the grips but would also like the additional hand positions that horns provide. Can I have both?
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They might not be ideal aesthetically, or 'proper' in the eyes of bike snobs and purists, but aero bars can turn a short-ride bike into a long-ride bike.
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I'd like to add "horns" to my hybrid that currently has ergon grips. I really like the grips but would also like the additional hand positions that horns provide. Can I have both?

They are generally just called 'bar ends' or 'mountain bike bar ends', and yes, they can be added to your existing bars as long as there is room to slide your grips inward by the width of the bar end clamp.
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Old 02-04-15, 10:28 AM
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Trekking bars work for me , the figure-8 bend includes many grip places.. & reaching the far grip , and bending my elbows lowers my torso to reduce the
head wind resisting surface area.


Had a tall Aerobar setup behind a Zzipper 'thriller' fairing , for the elbow pads, Hour each way commute.. 90's
fairing also cut wind noises so the books-on-tape thru the ear buds was easier to hear.
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Originally Posted by practical View Post
I'd like to add "horns" to my hybrid that currently has ergon grips. I really like the grips but would also like the additional hand positions that horns provide. Can I have both?
hard to find since the bar has been discontinued for some time but well worth the effort. the "horns" really do make a big difference when one wants to tuck down and go for speed.

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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
or 'proper' in the eyes of bike snobs and purists.
All the more reason to do it!!
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Old 02-05-15, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Fudgeurpizzy View Post
hard to find since the bar has been discontinued for some time but well worth the effort. the "horns" really do make a big difference when one wants to tuck down and go for speed.

Awesome handle bar!!
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That was all cf, and only available on their TOTL all cf 7.9 FX. One wonders why Trek never sourced an aluminum version of that bar for the rest of the FX line.

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Originally Posted by cyclebee View Post
Awesome handle bar!!
It really is @cyclebee

when it was for sale bonny had a $240 price tag on that bar why imo it didn't sell. @MRT2
the horns are like riding the hoods but tighter in. i use them all the time.

all the best!!
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It really is @cyclebee

when it was for sale bonny had a $240 price tag on that bar why imo it didn't sell. @MRT2
the horns are like riding the hoods but tighter in. i use them all the time.

all the best!!
A mechanic at my LBS recently acquired one at a bike swap. Maybe I will make him an offer on his.

The closest I see you can get these days is the Jones H bar and, perhaps, the Velo Orange Casey Crazy bar.
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I have put Aero bars on my hybrid that I use for commuting. I like the options it gives me, and especially like the extra speed when riding into a headwind...BUT... I haven't quite figured out the best seat position to be comfortable in both the flat-bar, and aero positions.

I actually also put on ergon-type grips with integrated bar ends, which gives another option. Here's a not-great picture of my current set-up.

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I rock aeros on my hybrid. For a long time it was my only bike and i had to find a way to get lower during those long into the wind sections. Especially considering even our b group is all on road bikes that weigh half what my hybrid does. It was an excellent solution. Riding on the flat bars in the paceline was like dragging a parchute.
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