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How is like the different grip on L shaped aero TT bar and s shaped one?

Old 04-23-20, 01:58 PM
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How different is gripping L shaped aero TT bar and s shaped one?

I've never had a chance to use them, still they're extremely intriguing.

how are those different in arm and hand positioning and grips?





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Iíve only ever used the style on the left...and Iíve never felt like the style on the right would be comfortable for me. But I think it just comes down to personal preference.


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Theory of how air goes over the hands and arms. When the idea was perfectly parallel arms to the ground, s-bend was the deal. Then they figured out air around the whole "system" of the rider was better with the forearms NOT parallel to the round.

I guess the ski bend was comfort, but, in modern aero theory actually works fine with either. The limit on the tilt is 15 degrees or so that is a workaround on the math of how high your hands can be above the pads.

IMHO, there's no reason to run s-bends any longer unless it's really short TT's with a super marginal gain with higher hands AND the uncomfortable "wrist bend".

If the road is really good and wind light, I stack my hands together as a unit. I use ski bends at 15 degrees and the max UCI hand/pad rise.
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep View Post
The limit on the tilt is 15 degrees or so that is a workaround on the math of how high your hands can be above the pads.
Really? Is that a USAT/ITU rule, or just wind tunnel testing results? Because, I want to think I've see some completely straigh aero bars. Doesn't seem comfortable to me.

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Really? Is that a USAT/ITU rule, or just wind tunnel testing results? Because, I want to think I've see some completely straigh aero bars. Doesn't seem comfortable to me.

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Probably not for triathlon and most USAC. Only the UCI buggers care that much and some British cycling TT groups. But 15deg is max pad tilt. Then there is also a max rise from pad center to extension tips vertically.

Hereís an example:
https://www.aero-coach.co.uk/store/p...-for-arm-rests

https://www.aero-coach.co.uk/store/p...bar-extensions

I own the shims but not extensions. I flipped and cut down my alloy extensions to get them close enough for now.

I want the aerocoach extensions though.
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I'm using a Profile setup with flip-up pads above the handlebars and L-shaped extensions mounted below the handlebars. That gets the pad height down, which I needed to get lower. I've held bars both ways and don't see much difference. I run my forearms fairly flat, just a few degrees of angle - I feel like I have more leverage that way, more comfortable somehow.
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