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Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:29 pm
by Shrike
Want something to throw on the trainer bike then take on distance stuff come summer. Looking to practise before going all in on a TT bike. Want something that sits low, don't need spacers for height.

Aluminium is fine. Preferably quite cheap. £50 to £70 or something would do :P

J bend for beginners, or is straight okay as I'll be spending a lot of hours (10+) weekly getting used to them?

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:19 am
by jlok
Profile Design T2+ with optional riser blocks. Many adjustments could be made, perfect for beginners.

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:19 am
by Weenie

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:30 am
by Shrike
Cheers jlok, they look spot on :)

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:53 am
by cyclenutnz
T2 have 60mm of stack. But they do allow you to set the pads a long way back. Not good for pad width options
The Profile V series have 35mm stack but less rear offset.

The old 3T clipons with the socket in front of the bar are low stack (but uncomfortable armrests)
Might be able to find some Hed clip lites used

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:20 am
by Shrike
Ah 60mm stack..

What about these Deda Parabolica? They look low, cheap and available pretty much anywhere here..

http://www.highonbikes.com/deda-parabol ... gIUavD_BwE

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:06 pm
by jekyll man
Don’t go there.
They use a non standard diameter extension.
Stick with something with 22mm such as profile, zipp vuka etc.
That way you can change them if you want a different shape.

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:09 pm
by Shrike
Oh thanks! Nice catch jekyll. I just assumed all extensions were the same diameter..

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:18 pm
by wingguy
The new version of Zipp's Vuka Alumina Clip (NOT the old one with oval shape pads) has shedloads of setback and width adjustment for the pads and comes in an underslung extension version for low stack.

Ritchey's Sliver (not cheap) is great for getting the pads very low to the bar without fully underslinging the extensions so it's easier to get a comfy wrist position.

If you can find it the old Vision Tri Max Team does that as well, and should be dirt cheap. Extensions are a fixed part of the clip and can't be changed, though.

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:03 pm
by Shrike
Damn that new low mount Vuka looks great, though pricier than I wanted.

Is this the new one? Says low mount on it and comes with carbon bars. Looks like a nice price, thinking to jump on it but not sure if I'm reading it right. Extension shape looks different to some other images I've seen too.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZIPP-AEROBAR ... SwJtdaL9rG

Edit: just heard Sicario 2 is a real thing, got hyped, and bought the clip ons in that link. If they're wrong in some way I'll return 'em :P

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:33 pm
by wingguy
Shrike wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Is this the new one?
What did I say about oval pads?

It's ok, the new one is much better for bringing the pads back if you need that.

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:37 pm
by Shrike
wingguy wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Shrike wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Is this the new one?
What did I say about oval pads?

It's ok, the new one is much better for bringing the pads back if you need that.
Is the old one not reversible, and the new ones are called 'low' or 'top'? Read that on a guy's blog so thought these low ones were the new ones.

Edit: Found what these are, a 2015 update:
https://www.bikerumor.com/2015/08/18/zi ... n-options/

Will give them a shot and sell the clips for a lower rise later.

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:51 am
by jekyll man
Might be better if you looked at the zipp website..
FWIW I never had any joy using their mounts or basebar.
They never stayed where I put them despite bollocking them up tight.

http://www.zipp.com/bars/vuka-clip/#sm. ... 2fbfzc66o2

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:02 am
by Shrike
Yeah I checked their site out yesterday, the ones he's listed I think are these, just a different picture angle. I can't tell easily which pads are which year :) :

Image

I think there's maybe 3 years/versions. Original, 2015 and 2017.

On slowtwitch the blogger says the old ones are reversible and new models are listed as top/bottom:

"...This was an ingenious, but quite complicated, method of selling you one bar that could be configured as either an Undermount or Overmount (I’ll get to what that means). The new bars decouple these two mount paradigms, and you either buy the Zipp bar as an Overmount or an Undermount."

That kinda threw me as that listing calls the bars a low mount. :shock:

Anyway no worries, Iooking forward to experimenting with them 8)

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:22 am
by cyclenutnz
The ebay link is for old bracket and pads with new style extensions
The new bracket + pads have a lot more reach adjustment than the old. The width adjustment has a wider range but larger steps on the new.
The old pads are really comfortable, if you can get them in the right place you'll like them.

Re: Cheap clip-on TT bars with decent adjustment?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:04 am
by Shrike
Ah brill, thanks cyclenutz, that explains it!

Fingers crossed I can get it dialed in then :D