TT bars for road bike

kafkathedog
kafkathedog Posts: 242
edited February 2009 in Workshop
I am hoping to do a few time trials soon but only have the one bike now (planet x pro sl carbon).
I can get pretty low by removing the stem spacers but am torn between 2 pairs of bars. The profile t2+:
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Profile_T2_Plus_Clip_On_Aero_Bar_Extension/5360020749/
and the easton aeroforce ea70
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Easton_Modular_Aeroforce_Clip-On_Aero_Bars/5360031355/

Just wondered if anyone has either of these and what the verdict is.

I used to have 3T bioarms years ago and those were good but I don't like the look of the latest versions

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I'd go for the Eastons - the arm pads are closer to the bars, whereas on the Profiles, they are 20mm higher - if you want to go fast, you need to get as low as possible. I've had a number of quality problems with Profile products too, so avoid them. Also, consider fitting a shorter a stem too.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Monty Dog wrote:
    consider fitting a shorter a stem too.

    Agreed. Also move your saddle forward. Simply adding clip ons to your standard road set up will not give you the best posiiton.
  • Thanks for that.
    I have experimented with pushing the seat forward and already shortened the stem for my general riding anyway. It's a fairly good position, not as low as could be maybe but pretty good considering.

    I have easton bars so going with the eastons makes sense.

    The bio arms I had before were fine for the first couple of times but after that they didn't tighten up preperly.
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,822
    I adapted my road bike to TTs for a fair few years.
    3t Bio-arms were great as they are nicely adjustable but what I later did was add in a Profile Fast Forward seatpost as the TT arms result in you being pulled further forward.
    Worked fine for me.
  • hi anybody used these clip on bars ? the ones i have seen are oval 710, they fit next to your stem, my main concern is "bar damage" do they come with any kind of protective liner