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Old 05-26-15, 04:22 PM
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If riding on aero bars is faster...

why doesn't everyone use clip on aero bars?
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Originally Posted by bt
why doesn't everyone use clip on aero bars?
Aero bars are mostly useless for going around corners and/or turning in general and also mostly useless for going up climbs. That's predominatly why.
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Illegal in most racists
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Illegal in most racists
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very dangerous for group riding, most groups and all races don't allow them...except time trials and triathlons where you aren't riding close to others...

.that said, I use them for commuting to escape the wind, but not on group rides...
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Illegal in most racists
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i usually go to the trouble to attach them before multi-day tours. IMO, they are worth it for more than just the aero.
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Because most people know nothing about them and don't want to know. The usual BF thing. It's perceived as cheating. Real roadies just go slower upwind. Of course no one uses them in close quarters, but never mind. Also they're forbidden in road races and crits, and we all want to look like racers, so of course. But we'll spend $2000 on aero wheels that don't do much and never race. Anyway, that's why. I mean, do you need them? IOW are you really that much slower than everyone else that you need to cheat?
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Because most people know nothing about them and don't want to know. The usual BF thing. It's perceived as cheating. Real roadies just go slower upwind. Of course no one uses them in close quarters, but never mind. Also they're forbidden in road races and crits, and we all want to look like racers, so of course. But we'll spend $2000 on aero wheels that don't do much and never race. Anyway, that's why. I mean, do you need them? IOW are you really that much slower than everyone else that you need to cheat?
Pop a valium or something.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
Because most people know nothing about them and don't want to know. The usual BF thing. It's perceived as cheating. Real roadies just go slower upwind. Of course no one uses them in close quarters, but never mind. Also they're forbidden in road races and crits, and we all want to look like racers, so of course. But we'll spend $2000 on aero wheels that don't do much and never race. Anyway, that's why. I mean, do you need them? IOW are you really that much slower than everyone else that you need to cheat?
Real roadies use IABs when necessary. Generally safer and not much slower to just ride in the drops.
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Originally Posted by bt
why doesn't everyone use clip on aero bars?
Solo riders adapted to the position on non-technical terrain are faster in a TT w/ aerobars.
Riding in a paceline is faster than solo on aerobars on any terrain, aerobars are not safe/acceptable in a paceline.
Install/remove as required.
Solo TT=Y, Paceline=N.


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So . . . I don't own a tri bike, but shouldn't the right hand brake lever go to the rear wheel, not the front?
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Originally Posted by bt
why doesn't everyone use clip on aero bars?
Because speed is not the sole criteria.
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I think the OP should put them on and decide for himself.
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So . . . I don't own a tri bike, but shouldn't the right hand brake lever go to the rear wheel, not the front?
Different subject but: Personal Preference.
Consistency rules, all machines whether TT, FG or Road should have the same braking configuration per rider preference.

Try doing a traditional Cyclo Cross dismount/carry/run/re-mount w/ Left Front: Not so good.....

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Originally Posted by bt
why doesn't everyone use clip on aero bars?
Personal choice. Not everything is about going faster. If it were, we'd all be riding recumbents with fairings.
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Personal choice. Not everything is about going faster. If it were, we'd all be riding recumbents with fairings.
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan
i usually go to the trouble to attach them before multi-day tours. IMO, they are worth it for more than just the aero.
This. For my aching back the aero bars are the only way I can make it through a longer ride. I am tall at 6'6 and they let me stretch out. I only ride solo and don't race so don't care about the weight or what other's think as I am passing them in a head wind.
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Originally Posted by RNAV
So . . . I don't own a tri bike, but shouldn't the right hand brake lever go to the rear wheel, not the front?
Depends where you live. In Ireland and the UK, the right brake lever was always the front brake. It took me a while to get used to the opposite setup when I started riding here in the US.
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Originally Posted by dave1442397
Depends where you live. In Ireland and the UK, the right brake lever was always the front brake. It took me a while to get used to the opposite setup when I started riding here in the US.
I had the same adjustment to make because I come from motorcycling.
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very dangerous for group riding, most groups and all races don't allow them...except time trials and triathlons where you aren't riding close to others...

.that said, I use them for commuting to escape the wind, but not on group rides...
They are allowed in draft legal triathlons, where you would be close to other riders. But most age group triathlons are not draft legal.
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Originally Posted by bt
why doesn't everyone use clip on aero bars?
Less control of the bike. Less comfort. Adds weight to the bike and complicates the handlebars.

Otherwise, ride your aerobars to your heart's content. Just pay in mind the bit about the "less control" and don't ride them in tight group rides.
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