Aerobar Setup: Does Lower Always Equal Faster?

  • By Ian Buchanan and Dean Phillips
  • Published Jan 24, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 3:57 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


While setting up the aerobars as low as possible to maximize aerodynamics may sound logical, once past a certain point, it can actually increase drag while inhibiting muscle recruitment and power. Work with a qualified bike fitter to determine your best position.

Ian Buchanan and Dean Phillips are co-owners of Fit Werx, Road & Triathlon Cycling Specialists (

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