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dr dre




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:17 am    Post subject: Aerobars ? what sort Reply with quote

About to get some bought for my bday ( 28th August - cheques accepted !) any comments on which are best/worst ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you buy a bad set ??
if they get you in a good position (might need to adjust saddle & stem for optimum) then they'll do.

the rest is weight style & price so far as i can tell.

make sure they're legal.... do they have to be bridged these days ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aero bars? I like the mint ones best.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will sellotape two minty choc bars to the front of my bike and see how far I get ! ( probably about 400yards before I eat them )
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't try this on a hot day!

I use the cheapy profile century ones - they are not adjustable but I find them really comfy and they offer plenty of hand positions. They were about 35. As Ed says - anything else is looks, weight etc - but hey if its a present and someone else is paying, I reckon these things are the coolest
http://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk/details.asp?TABLE=type&FKID=48&type=Accessories&ID=525

If that link doesn't work, go to the Primera site and its the Deda Synapsi combined bar. Also for hours of fun check out http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings.php

I can't find aerobars on there though.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its very much to personal taste.

I had the old Profile bars to begin and they were nice and the only ones available. Very comfy. I've also had 3TTT and Cinelli since. Adjustable ones are good, but make sure you Loctite all the little screws - especially if you just fit the bars for races. Nothing worse than something coming loose en-route ! Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cinelli, Oval Concepts etc all do some lovely all in ones if you can afford it, makes you look like Lance. Only thing is it takes a bit of fitting and you'll need some specialist parts.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There a rules coverig type, style and size of aero bars in TRI - make sue you check these out before parting with your cash

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just buy ones that are comfortable for your body size, remembering that it's not how low you go but how thin you can make your aero-profile. Anything that helps narrow your profile but keeps your diaphragm open for easy breathing...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... going low also reduces your profile....
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got myself a pair of Profile Airstrykes for TLD. They are about 75, and the armrests are spring-loaded, so they flick up when not in use. This means that, when climbing up steep hills, you can still hold the handlebars with your hands either side of the stem.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful with these mate. Had a chat with someone from TriUk about the spring loaded ones. A lot of people complained that the springs/nuts came out. Maybe you just need to keep and eye on them and tighten them up once in a while? Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Strange. Well, I've had no trouble with them yet, not that I've done hundreds of miles on them yet. Plus, the bolts don't actually have anything to do with the spring-loaded armrests.

I shall let you know if I one day go over my handlebars, in the middle of a ride!

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