Seven Tips To Get Comfortable In The Aero Position

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Nov 10, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:40 PM UTC
Photo: Kris Mendoza

It may never be super comfy, but with a few pointers you can achieve a natural, powerful aero stance on your tri bike.

Going from an upright road bike to an aerodynamic tri bike takes some getting used to, so to help speed up the process, we gathered some tips from a few coaches who have helped athletes feel right at home in their aerobars.

1. Get A Good Bike Fit

Whether you’re buying a new tri bike or putting aerobars on your road bike, you need a professional’s expertise. Just don’t force yourself into an overly aggressive aero position. “You’re doing yourself a disservice if you sacrifice power for aerodynamics,” says New York City coach Jonathan Cane of City Coach Multisport ( “Similarly, if you sacrifice comfort for the sake of speed, you’ll pay the price on the run.”

VIDEO: The Art Of Bike Fitting

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a contributor for Triathlete magazine, a six-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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