Triathlon Magazine Canada - - SWIM BIKE RUN TRANSITION - HALE

Triathlon bikes are de­signed around aer­o­bars. Most bikes will come with a base­bar and aero ex­ten­sions, but if you’re look­ing to ei­ther up­grade your cur­rent cock­pit or pos­si­bly dial in a slightly higher-end op­tion on a new bike, some of these su­perlight, aero and highly ad­justable op­tions might do the trick.

ZIPP Vuka Stealth

US$1,006 Break­ing bar­ri­ers for what’s pos­si­ble with an in­te­grated aero sys­tem, the Vuka Stealth is a sleek and end­lessly ad­justable sys­tem de­signed to pro­vide triath­letes with an aero-edge and su­per-op­ti­mized fit. The set-up in­te­grates the stem, base­bar and mount­ing hard­ware into a sin­gle stream­lined aero sys­tem, boast­ing easy ad­just­ments to its “stack” and “reach” as well as op­tions for both pad width and po­si­tion, along with ex­ten­sion width and length. Crafted from uni­di­rec­tional car­bon fiber and us­ing ti­ta­nium and alu­minum hard­ware, the Vuka Stealth weights just 820 g and is com­pat­i­ble with all cur­rent drive-train sys­tems and all plug-in style brake levers.

tri­max car­bon SI R-bend aer­o­bar

De­signed to eas­ily carve through the wind, Vision have con­tin­ued to up­grade the Si Aer­o­bar, which now boasts an even broader range of ad­justa­bil­ity and fit­ting op­tions while main­tain­ing the smooth lines and pleas­ing aes­thet­ics of pre­vi­ous mod­els. The semi-in­te­grated de­sign is easy to set-up via open-ac­cess un­der­side bolts and fea­tures a car­bon fi­bre com­pos­ite CSI ex­ten­sion bar, low-pro­file arm­rest pads and in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing. The tri­max R bend bars are UCI le­gal and Di2 com­pat­i­ble. The en­tire sys­tem weighs just 765 G.—KERRY

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