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Clip on tri bars?

Hi all.

I am thinking about purchasing some clip on tri bars soon, i saw somw on ebay from a company called Kinetic-one.
Has anyone here used any of the products that they sell, in particular the 2010 Knetic-one TT tri bars?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

it (still) hurts


  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    A friend of mine had the fully adjustable ones. He said no matter what he did to adjust them he always got a bad back using them.
    Not sure if it was just him but he did adjust the bike postion to help the cycle areo postion.
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    taking this on a slightly different tangent. I used to get a sore back on the bike when using the clip ons. Once i got fitted for the bike then prob solved.

    I used Zipp Vuka clips on and are very comfortable indeed.
  • Thought I'd ressurect this one as I'm thinking about getting some clip-on tri bars for my road bike as I can neither afford nor justify buying a TT bike as I'm a beginner.

    Shadowone, were the ones you fitted on a road bike? Also, will I have to buy a new saddle cos the new position means I'll be spending more time on the nose of the saddle?
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    check on the bike porn thread and you'll see battlecat in her glory.

    The vuka's are clipped onto thhe road bike. Ideally you need to get a seat post that you can turn around so that you sit closer to the bars.

    If you check out the argon 18, you'll see the seat post arrangement
  • hmmmm......once again its come down balancing cost against improvement in race times.........

    .....maybe I should just save up and get a TT bike!
  • as you said, you are just starting,
    forget the tt for now and invest in a set of clip-on's
    this minor [by tri standards] investment, will drop minutes of your times once your comfortable on them,
    a tt is a major investment, and as plenty of other threads will tell you there are plenty of pro's and con's,
    you may do one season and never want to race again,
    there are plenty of bikes for sale, with hardly used, used once,my partner bought me this, etc,
    it may take a season to work out exactly what your looking for in a tri bike. good luck.
  • Just jumping in, I'm on the Zipp Vuka's too. Find them very comfortable.

    The only thing from Zipp I can afford!!
  • As if by magic the latest copy of 220 landed on my door mat this morning featuring reviews of clip-on tri bars!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the advice chaps, like you say I could drop minutes off my bike time with clips on so I think I've changed my mind and will get some now......I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure. Done a couple of sprints before and I'm fully hooked on this triathlon lark. Got a few more sprints this summer with an Olympic booked for September, where I guess I'll see the biggest benefit of tri bars.

    Just a case of which ones to go for now!!!!!!!
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    I got my Zipp Vuka's for £100 from primera bournemouth. That includes extension.

    Bloody bargain.
  • AtomicAtomic Posts: 126
    Bucko75 wrote:
    As if by magic the latest copy of 220 landed on my door mat this morning
    NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............I haven't got mine yet..................and the postie's been
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