Aerobars - Triathlon & Time Trial
If you’re competing in triathlons or racing the clock in time trials then you should consider investing in a set of Aerobars.
As the name suggests, Aerobars allow the rider to achieve a more aerodynamic position on the bike which reduces wind resistance and therefore increases speed. The best quality Aerobars are constructed of carbon fiber which reduces weight and provides responsive steering.
Many models feature adjustable extensions which allows you to customise the riding position to find the perfect balance between speed and comfort. When adjusting your Aerobars, the inner angle between your forearm and upper arm should be between 90 to 110 degrees - anything greater than this means that you’re having to reach too far forward to reach them and this can lead to back problems. Anything less than 90 degrees means that you’re sitting too close which will also produce an uncomfortable riding position.