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I would suggest attaching the bars and doing some test rides. Is your bike, with it's aggressive geometry, stable when using them? Are you comfortable using them? Does this new position provide some relief, or is it just more annoying? I think you're the only one who can determine if they'll be an advantage to you. In general, I'd think the extra ...


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They would be yes. Beyond the advantage of providing an additional position, they actually provide a bigger benefit of (properly setup) a more aero position. Theoretically this could increase your average speed and provide you with less time in the saddle. All things equal, I consider the extra position (when you already have ~4) to be a minimal impact. ...


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Will they be an advantage? Depends. They may be an aerodynamic advantage but a handling and physical fatigue and wear disadvantage. With the aero position comes a very unnatural neck angle needed to look straight ahead. You may say 'oh well I'll just rest and look straight down for a sec' and soon you might be picking weeds out of your teeth. I've done ...


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Collectively, some good advice here. I first used tri bars for long rides back 30 years ago, on a touring bike. The two biggest benefits were: * extra position to to take the weight off my hands and put the body/back into a different position (you lean further forward) * less wind resistance and easier pedalling, especially on the flat The geometry of the ...



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