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There are a number of things you can try. Firstly the aero position on the bike and holding that position is often related to how flexible your hips and lower back are as well as the strength of your core, so yoga, stretches of those areas, and core exercises will make it easier to hold an aero position in turn taking strain off your neck. There are some ...


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Most clip-on aero bars attach near the stem, where the handle bars have a round profile, not where the bars have a flat profile. The elbow pads are outboard of the mounting point, which will put them over the flat portion of the bars. As an aside I would try to assess why you are experiencing wrist issues. You may simply need adjust your setup. It is also ...


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Almost all derailleurs are pulled by cables. To be able to operate one derailleur from either of two shifters, or one brake from two levers, you'll need some mechanism to split the cable. As always, while Stack Exchange usually asks us not to recommend products, I can't answer this question without mentioning some particular products. These aren't ...


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I'm not a composites engineer. However, I'll attempt to explain. Some carbon bars can take clip-ons If a carbon fiber handlebar or a carbon fork steerer can withstand the force of your stem clamping on it, then chances are a handlebar could also withstand the force of aero bars clamping on it, assuming it was designed to do so. I've found several carbon ...


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Depends on your budget. Electronic shifting makes this problem relatively simple to solve, just throw money at it. You'll need multiple sets of shift buttons, all connected to the same controller. Shimano calls their little buttons "Sprint Shifters" and sram will have something similar. The bar end shifters for DI2 tend to be button-based, not the ...


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This answer rolls up a couple of comments for completeness, and adds some more recent observations as I've been riding a fair bit in conditions amenable to aero bars - our long straights tend to be on roads that get a lot of fast traffic under normal circumstances. If something obstructs the top of your vision, you'll have to lift your head higher. This ...


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Clamping items on Carbon handles have a limited torque amount unless they are designed to take more force. I bought a Mt Zoom MTB handlebar. There was two versions, one for using handlebar ends, and a second version that was lighter but would NOT accept handlebar ends. I think it more depends on the handlebar, rather than if the material is alloy or carbon. ...


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First, that seems to be generic advice, so there are bound to be exceptions. But, in general, there's a really good chance carbon-fiber handlebars are not round except for the central clamp area, and in general are not designed to have weight-supporting structures clamped to them. Aluminum bars tend to be round, and aluminum in general is a lot more ...


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