Yup. those are the "comfy" type. When is your your first tri?
Tx for your answer. So besides a comfy what other types of aerobars are there and what are the difference??
About my first tri:
Well that depends on the swimming part but i thought an oly(or 1/4 tri) in 2009 and a sprint in 2008.
The thing is i stopped smoking in january and start running again. Doing a tri was something i had planned when i was 22 but the swimming part and smoking part didn't help.
Now 14 years later i try it again ;)
Equipment wise i don't want to start with all the latest stuff, who knows i might find a tri too hard (Well knowing myself i will buy the latest when i am hooked ;))
Any other advice?
Personally I prefer this type:
By using two separate pieces, you gain more adjustability and they can be easier to fit to the bike.
Like Jamie said, the more adjustable ones may be the ones you want to use. Since the bar is one piece it really limits the width adjustment of your elbows compared to your shoulders.
That being said, for your first one who cares about aerobars? After you get one or two under your belt you will just want nicer ones anyways. I would train on your road bike and get your swim up to snuff then after a race or two think about upgrades.
I have one of those on my training bike (a road bike). I have Profile Design T2 aero bars on my tri bike.
I like the Century style (the one you posted) bar - it's spaced perfectly to snap in an aerodrink bottle without a bracket and it's extremely comfortable and simple. For long rides, it's a great bar to lean on. I've been very happy with it. Forte (Performance bikes) makes a bar that's almost identical for about $39 online and the Profile Design brand Century bar is about $55.
[QUOTE=JamieM;74319]Personally I prefer this type:
Those are the ones I have, but they were hurting my arms before I made it two miles. I ended up drilling holes so I could angle the forearm pads. Definitely a lot more comfortable now.
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