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Subject: which aerobar for road bike
Was wondering which aerobar is recommended for road bikes. Which kind is the stubby little bar you see in professional ranks at the oly distance? thanks.


2013-11-14 3:27 PM
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I have a friend that rides with the Profile Design Airstryke and really likes them because of the flip up pad feature. 

2013-11-14 3:34 PM
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Originally posted by Dan Estrada Was wondering which aerobar is recommended for road bikes. Which kind is the stubby little bar you see in professional ranks at the oly distance? thanks.

The stubby ones are Vision Mini TTs or similar: http://www.visiontechusa.com/products/547/Team-Mini-TT-Clip-On-Bars

2013-11-14 3:58 PM
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I have the Profile Airstryke. It works for me.
2013-11-14 4:04 PM
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The stubby ones are Vision Mini TTs or similar: http://www.visiontechusa.com/products/547/Team-Mini-TT-Clip-On-Bars




I also use the Vision Mini TTs. I pretty much only use them for races and small stretches on training rides.

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2013-11-14 4:22 PM
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The mini TT's seem to place the pads fairly close to the wrist. This take some getting used to? I've ridden a P2 with profile design in a much more relaxed position however now am riding a litespeed ultimate. Only olympic distance for me due to arthritis in facet joints (back) so comfort is not a huge issue. The Vision TT's look great.


2013-11-14 4:25 PM
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Originally posted by Dan Estrada

The mini TT's seem to place the pads fairly close to the wrist. This take some getting used to? I've ridden a P2 with profile design in a much more relaxed position however now am riding a litespeed ultimate. Only olympic distance for me due to arthritis in facet joints (back) so comfort is not a huge issue. The Vision TT's look great.


Honestly, they aren't terribly comfortable. But for me, they serve the purpose that I bought them for: a little extra during races. Training is almost always in the drops and racing is almost always in aero.
2013-11-15 9:38 AM
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I am happy with the Profile Design T1

My son in law has the PD Airstrike. He wants to switch them out. Says they rattle when not in aero, the springs tend to break, and they are a pain to get into. Just his 2 cents.
2013-11-15 1:13 PM
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I have and like the Profile Design T3, which are very similar to T1. I like the curve up at the end compare to the T2. It may be a tiny bit less aero, but I feel I have better control. If you are tall, I'd avoid the shorty bars, and make sure they can be adjusted in length - something like the Profile Design Legacy cannot.
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My LBS also does fits. They threw my bike on the trainer, installed/let me try several before I found the right one. Some were very uncomfortable. Highly recommend this if you can.
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