Are Aero Bars Worth It? The wind tunnel answer
The use of an aerobar, or commonly known as clip in Triathlon became a rule, especially in non draft races. But in draft legal races where the use of cycling bikes has become much more common and often more feasible, many athletes are seen using clips on their handlebars. Even if shorter, does this piece of equipment even make a difference in performance gains?
Specialized did a test in their wind tunnel to find this out and measured precisely how much is gained by the use of clips on the handlebars. Believe it or not the number was a significant improvement of 1’40” in a 40km time trial.
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