I am looking at buying some clip on tri bars for my bike. What would people recommend please?
My budget is £50-£100 [I'll probably have to check with the Mrs though!].
All thoughts & ideas welcome.
I bought a pair of these. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/deda-parabolica-alloy-clip-on-aerobars/ I have the upwards bend ones, as they are generally considered the least aggressive, with the straight bars being the most aggressive. I agree with some reviews that the pads aren’t that comfortable on longer stints. I can only recommend these as they are the only ones i have used. However, I’ve found them good for the price.
If the Mrs says not too your budget, i would suggest looking at these http://www.wiggle.co.uk/token-tk9741-2-aero-clip-on-bars-and-pads/ bit cheaper but a people pleaser!
I think 220 did a clip on/aero bars review a few issues ago.
Indeed we did DDTTRI, our aerobars grouptest was in issue 297, we rounded up the five best ones in the following article:
I also have the deda's duo, cost £50 and have been fine for the price. I've raced with them for a couple of years (mainly Olympic distance) and they have done the job okay. They are relatively easy to put on/off and aren't that heavy. There's also enough play so you can get them into a comfortable position. One point of note, make sure you order some end plugs (4), as they aren't included and you can't race without them filled in. They only cost a few quid so not a big deal.
I second the Deda parabolica, Though I use the UNO. Bars are a personal thing, the Uno seem to be more comfortable according to blogs and me. But no doubt others will disagree.
Though I use wiggle alot You can find them sub £50 elsewhere bike tart, ribble etc.
You will need some Plugs either wrap some electrical tape around them and push them in, and/or get some bar tape.
Downside is no instructions so think before you make the final fittings
whatever you do, definitely buy it on wiggle...not sure any other shops exist any more?...