Lighten Up - Aerobars
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Jan 10, 2011  hits 42,119

The custom shifters are minimal, elegant, and light
The custom shifters are minimal, elegant, and light

Welcome to the Lighten Up series. In the coming months, we will be publishing a collection of articles demonstrating that an aerodynamically-minded triathlon bike doesn't have to be a heavyweight. We're starting with a custom front-end aerobar setup coming in at just 510g for bars, shifters, and brake levers. And it has a tiny frontal profile to match.

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  • At just 501g complete, this might be the lightest fully-equipped triathlon front end ever made.
  • The custom shifters are minimal, elegant, and light
  • We manufactured a bit of custom hardware to mount the downtube shifters to the aero extensions.
  • Altering the shape of a boded extension is actually a relatively easy bit of fabrication.
  • In the end, we settled on something that looks like a Felt F-bend.

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