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Old 01-07-06, 08:45 PM
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Bike Accessories Questions

Just a few misc questions I've been wondering about lately...

1. Looking at the various pics of everyone's rides, I haven't seen many aero bars. Why is that? Is it b/c everyone rides in groups and we know that is a no-no? Is it to save weight? Is it to save cash? I personally like the look of bikes w/o aero bars, but I have some just to give me another riding position.

2. Does anyone have any experience with the Campag Ergo Brain 10 cyclocomp?

Thanks!
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Old 01-07-06, 08:58 PM
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Aerobars are great if you're going to be riding alone, or on Time Trials. But a lot of groups ban them because they can be dangerous.

I used to have them on my bicycle (and still have them on my trainer) but I removed them to get used to riding without them because one of the events I do doesn't allow them.
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I don't have any scientific evidence to support this, but I feel the weight penalty going up hills is more than the aero reward going down. I'm sure they are fine on flat rides. But there aren't many around here.
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Old 01-08-06, 01:10 AM
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Aero bars don't give you much benefit unless your average speed is over 20mph and you are riding by yourself. They do have a disadvantage of taking away one hand position. You also have poorer bike control when you are actually using the bars.
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Originally Posted by CardiacKid
I don't have any scientific evidence to support this, but I feel the weight penalty going up hills is more than the aero reward going down. I'm sure they are fine on flat rides. But there aren't many around here.
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