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New Aerobar Options For Triathletes

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 29, 2013
  • Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 8:31 PM UTC


New aerobars on display at Eurobike run the full spectrum of price (from $250 to $1300) and fit (from nearly fixed to widely adjustable). See more photos of the four aerobars featured here.

Enve SES Aerobar

The Utah-based composites manufacturer has been making road bars since its inception, and the company is producing its first aerobar in 2014. The SES Aerobar is part of the Smart Enve System line, a series of products designed with input from English aerodynamicist Simon Smart. The drop bar has a shallow 3:1 depth ratio to comply with UCI regulations, which don’t apply to triathlon. The brake grips are offset two centimeters from the stem clamp and the basebar can be set with either rise or drop. The middle of the grips intersect the basebar, creating a unique grip allowing fingers to wrap around the back of the basebar. Pedestalling spacers can be added beneath the aerobar extensions to elevate the extensions 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35mm. The extensions can be set wide, narrow or extra low by clamping beneath the basebar. Elbow pad width is limited to a centimeter and with the extensions in the wide orientation the pads sit almost directly on top of the extensions, which creates shoulder torque. The extensions can be cut into an S-bend or J-bend shape. This bar is designed to be very functional and fast, but the price is quite high. It will sell for $1,300, putting it very near the top of the aerobar price pyramid.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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