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 Post subject: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:34 am 
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I’m looking to get a set of aero drop bars for an upcoming build after discounting my original plan of an integrated bar/stem set up. I’m a big guy so need them to be nice and stiff. I’d also like the graphics to be as understated as possible, and there to be space for an out front Garmin mount. I’ve looked at the following:

Enve SES Aero
Zipp SL-70 Aero
Bontrager XXX Aero
Easton EC90 Aero - Added after suggestion

I’ve already discounted the 3T Aeronova/tundo as I hate the look of them, and the S-Works Aerofly because I’ll never buy a Specialized product.

Has anybody used any of the above, or are there any I’ve missed? I'd love to see any aero data comparing them but I think that's a bit optimistic!

Cheers,

Campbell.

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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:53 am 
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Sorry to bug you, but have you checked the new Easton EC90 Aero coming out just now?

http://eastoncycling.com/en-us/road/com ... -aero-mcd/

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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:01 pm 
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They look very interesting, thanks for the heads up! I'll add them to the list of possibilities.

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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:06 pm 
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I'm looking for a Cervelo myself as it's supposed to be the most aero. I'll probably need to 3D print my own Garmin and GoPro mount(s) though.


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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:30 pm 
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I've used the Zipp SL70 aero and they were stiff enough for my weight (65kg). Not as stiff as a traditional round bar but I never found them wanting. There is room to fit an out front mount even when paired with the super wide SL sprint stem.


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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:12 pm 
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I am very happy with my Enve SES Aero bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:42 pm 
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survivor wrote:
I am very happy with my Enve SES Aero bar.


+1. way better than the 3T aeronova.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:28 pm 
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+1 Enve. I like my narrow ones.

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+1 Enve if yu have the cash

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 Post subject: Re: Aero Drop Bars
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:46 pm 
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Maybe you've already done this, but give close consideration to exactly how you hold your bars, and how you would like to hold them, and what your goals are. To whit - the Aeronova is unconventional looking, but good for me. In addition to the standard hand positions of tops, hoods and drops, it also has a hollow section just aft of the hoods where you can place your palms for relaxed cruising, or place your wrist/forearm when in low drag/TT mode.

Not an unabashed fan boy as they have one or two drawbacks, but for what I want them from them (going fast), they are excellent.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:25 pm 
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I'm a big fan of Bontrager XXX stuff. Not used their bars though.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:09 pm 
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The Enve Aero bar is the best bar I have had.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:11 pm 
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Had the Enve but just didn't like that. Went with the Zipp SL-70 aero and love it. Best bar I have ever owned.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:14 pm 
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campbellrae wrote:
I’m looking to get a set of aero drop bars for an upcoming build after discounting my original plan of an integrated bar/stem set up. I’m a big guy so need them to be nice and stiff. I’d also like the graphics to be as understated as possible, and there to be space for an out front Garmin mount. I’ve looked at the following:

Enve SES Aero
Zipp SL-70 Aero
Bontrager XXX Aero
Easton EC90 Aero - Added after suggestion

I’ve already discounted the 3T Aeronova/tundo as I hate the look of them, and the S-Works Aerofly because I’ll never buy a Specialized product.

Has anybody used any of the above, or are there any I’ve missed? I'd love to see any aero data comparing them but I think that's a bit optimistic!

Cheers,

Campbell.


A couple of other threads that discuss a few of those aero bars in varying degrees:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=128672&hilit=Zipp+aero

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=136233&hilit=Zipp+aero

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I agree that the Aeronova looks goofy but is really useful in the hoods with flat forearms, the most aero position.

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