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stumpys
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by stumpys

Bontrager Triple X Lite Aerobar

Bontrager Triple X Lite Aerobar at Tour and on Your Bike

In development for over two years with the USPS team, the Bontrager Triple X Lite Aerobar has proved very successful in its first race applications, earning a second place finish in the Tour's opening Prologue and a commanding win in today's Team Time Trial.


Lance has raced prototypes of this bar weighing as light as 500grams during the development process. The resulting production bar ridden by the team in this years Tour is a 630gram aerodynamic wonder.

The production Bontrager Triple X Lite aerobar is scheduled for availability this fall.

The Bontrager Triple X Lite Aerobar features a standard 31.8mm clamp diameter with adjustable arm rests and internal brake cable routing. Both Team White and carbon weave finishes available. Aftermarket Team Issue extensions designed for Lance Armstrong will retrofit to the production bar.

Bontrager Triple X Lite - Key Points
Bontrager Triple X Lite Aerobar is a version of the Team Postal bar designed for Tour de France
31.8mm bar clamp section provides secure standardized attachment
Adjustable pad holders
Internal brake cable routing
Team Issue aero extensions available as add-on item
Available in Team White or carbon weave finish
42mm bullhorn width
630grams
MSRP $599.99

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jer
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by jer

The bars on the postal bikes looked a lot like HED products...

gentri
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by gentri

it does look similar except for the levers

http://pwwcrfamilyblog.blogspot.com/200 ... -bars.html[url][/url]

PK
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by PK

Hi gentri.... having trouble viewing your link... any pics of these bars... sound interesting...thanks

Mile Ditch
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by Mile Ditch

Pics on the cyclingnews.com tech section.

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PK wrote:Hi gentri.... having trouble viewing your link... any pics of these bars... sound interesting...thanks

http://pwwcrfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2004/07/us-postals-aero-bars.html

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by Paul_nl

It doesn't look like an HED aerobar to me. It is totally different.

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by gentri

i said it's similar not the same.
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gentri
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by gentri

well, i couldn't attach the US postal aerobar pictures

I hope you know the history of how they developed the aerobars that we're talking about.

i don't this to end up as one of those debates.

Mile Ditch
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by Mile Ditch

gentri wrote:i said it's similar not the same.


Are they rebadged Bontragers, dark anodised version? :roll:


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by Bed4d SL

I know this is an old topic, but which one is more aero? Are there any tests available?

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by mzagorski

check up on www.biketechreview.com - they also have a forum that discusses aerodynamics.

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