Drop bars which can take clip on tri bars

Surfr Posts: 243
edited January 2011 in Road buying advice
What do I need to look out for when buying drop bars with a view to attaching clip on tri bars for TTs? I presume that the OS bulge is where the TT bars clamp on but is there a minimum width for the bulge that I need to consider? Or will pretty much any bars be OK?


  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Most bars are designed to take clip-ons these days - e.g. FSA, Easton or Oval. Best check details for each model of bars. Most clip-ons use the central bulge as this is the strongest part of the bar and also means you avoid getting in the way of the cables.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Surfr
    Surfr Posts: 243
    Cheers. that's what I was hoping.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Dont buy carbon bars - very few allow tribars to be fitted !
  • Mike67
    Mike67 Posts: 585
    I just bought some Deda Newtons from Ribble for just that reason. The centre wide bit on them is plenty wide enough.

    The original bars on my Cannondale didn't quite have a wide enough 'fat' bit to fit clip ons to safely as it was kind of chamfered.
    Mike B

    Cannondale CAAD9
    Kinesis Pro 5 cross bike
    Lots of bits
  • Surfr
    Surfr Posts: 243
    I'd not thought about the carbon issue. You've saved me a bit of cash there thanks :)

    Good to know the Newtons fit. They are nice and affordable too.