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