Setting Up A Road Bike For Triathlon

  • By Ian Buchanan and Jonathan Blyer
  • Published Sep 27, 2013
  • Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 1:38 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

PRO Synop Carbon

The draw: Tall position without the spacers

Pro hit the mark for short- course riders with their Synop Carbon clip-on bars. The minimalistic armrests cradle your forearms well, and the shape of the “S” bend is just right—putting tension through the wrists without straining them. The arm pads are adjustable in width, but setting the pads wide also twists them inward, which some may not find comfortable. The extensions—which we found to be shorter than most—are easily adjusted and secured by a single screw. This bar is best for athletes with a smaller frame who are focused on shorter distances.

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