Profile design t2 aero bars review
Today I would like to present my review or rather should I say my thoughts abouts the profile t2 aerobar. I’ve recently finished my first half-ironman triathlon. It was a great experience for me. While learning what should I buy (and how expensive it is) I’ve found out that the biggest bang for a buck gives you the aero bars!
As I’ve got a road bikethe only solution for me were a clip on aero bars, just like those profile design t2.
Inside the package there were the aerobars, adapters for two handlebar sizes and lots of screws
There were also foamy pads (which you can see mounted on the pictures).
I thought I could mount them in a couple of minutes. Well, I couldn’t. First of all I didn’t want to scratch my handle bar so I used some old rubber to cover handle bar. I took me some practice to screw aerobars on without moving the rubber.
The second this is that I had to use a lot of torque to make it stable. The whole system is made of a few parts and all of them have to be firmly tightened. I didn’t looked at the information about how many Nm I should use. I used much more but it stays as I wanted
How it felt to ride on the clip on aero bars? A bit different. You can feel that you need less strength to move forward at a given speed. You have also a bit different position. The worst part is that you can’t brake and you have less control over the bike.
-Not a cheap aero bar system but also not an expensive one
-They doesn’t look like I would be able to broke them in the coming year ;)
-Not as light as some expensive carbon aero bars (but what would I think I could get at this price point)
-I needed to use lots of strength to tighten it all up (much, much more over suggested torque)
-Even with this strength used it’s still not 100% stiff, I would give it 90% stiffness
As always image time and as always if you click on them you will see a bigger version of them Btw. One more thing. On the pictures you can see some foam on the front ends of the aero bars and some rubber in the middle part. Those are my “add-ons” ;)
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