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

Deda Fastblack 2

The draw: Wrist grip with tension

Both the extensions and pads are propped centimeters above the basebar, and this taller positioning promotes a comfortable aero position on a road bike while
also helping to create a solid grip on the slightly up-turned extensions. The extensions and pads can both be adjusted, but stack height cannot be changed dramatically. The pads, however, are thin and cannot be spaced wide to the outside of the extensions, making these best for riders with narrow shoulders.

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