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 Post subject: Lightest Aerobars?...
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 7:33 pm 
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I'm looking for a light pair of integrated aerobars/handlebars. I already own a pair of the Profile CarbonX (purchased a few years ago). I've looked at VisionTech (wasn't too impressed). I'm pretty keen to the AEROblue (attached) from Deda Elementi (897 grams) but was wondering if anyone knew of a lighter (or perhaps) better aerobar.

Thanks (in advance) for your attention.

-giancarlo


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:15 pm 
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The ultimate in German carbon technology - Now in English

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:03 pm 
Why buy a heavy integrated combination when you can get it lighter by using Syntace parts:

Syntace Megaforce 260 90mm 150 g
Syntace Stratos size L 250 g
Syntace Clip Ultralight size L 410 g

Makes 810 g for comfortable, rocksolid but yet ultralight aero handlebars.
And with an ITM "The Stem" you could save another 50 grams.

All those new-fashioned one-piece combinations are notorious
for going to pieces (see last year's TDF), beeing uncomfortable and heavy as hell.


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 Post subject: RE: Syntace
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:08 pm 
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I've already got a Syntace setup on my bike. I've had some bad experiences with clip-ons slipping during fast descents. Also... I assumed an integrated system would be lighter than two pieces (with their required bolts).

The TDF reference makes a good point.

Someone (on a different board) recommended HED aerobars (also integrated, and lighter than the Dedas), but (if I'm not mistaken) those were the bars coming apart during the TDF TT.

-gc


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:30 pm 
Have you carefully followed the torque specs for the bolts of the clip-ons?
Were the bars clean/degreased before the installation?
And how did it happen: did you hit a road hole?

AFAIR the broken aero bar during a TT of the TDF was from ITM.


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 Post subject: RE: torque
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2003 4:31 pm 
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No... my LBS initally installed the bars. They gave me a deal on a scratched pair. I was constantly plagued by slight movement (over the course of a ride), but nothing major.

I later flew my bike (actually, I flew in a plane, but my bike came with me) to California and had (to say the least) a large slip of the bars when I hit a bump in the road during a fast descent.

I guess part of why I'm looking for an integrated setup is because I haven't had any problems with the Profile (carbonX) but would like something lighter. If that makes any sense.

-gc


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 Post subject: Intergrated Setup
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2003 1:22 am 
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Easton has a set on the way. I had a play with a prototype at the trade show circuit (Australian leg).


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 Post subject: try mister Walser.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 9:10 am 
Try to amister Walser weight of unt├ęgated carbon bars he makes.
they are also custom made just for you.
He also produce carbon brake lever.

www.walser-cycles.ch

Romain


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 Post subject: try mister Walser.
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 Post subject: lightest aerobar
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:01 pm 
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I have looked at a lot of different combinations of clip-ons, bars and stems and one piece aero bars. The conclusion that I came to was if you want light weight you go with a 3 piece set up but if you want ultimate aerodynamics you use a integrated unit. But in either case to get the lightest/slipperiest it must be custom made or modified. I have modified a Cinelli angel bar that is much more aero than stock and will weigh aprox. 650 grams +/- a few grams when finished( I'm just cleaning up the welds and getting ready for paint right now) it will be mounted on a 14 lb. truly aero TT. bike. It seems plenty stiff enough for me and because it is a welded homogenous unit no chance of bars turning / dropping etc.


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