We walked the halls of the Eurobike tradeshow to find the tri gear that is advancing design and technology in the sport beyond the old standard and built a (fictional) bike showcasing the most progressive brand new 2013 gear.
Aerobar: Profile Design Aeria
Progression: clean structure, lots of fit adjustability
Combining fit adjustability and smooth integration is one of the ultimate goals of aerobar design. Profile Design has done just that with the Aeria. The extensions can be moved fore and aft dramatically; elbow pads can shift in and out; the extensions and pads can be lifted above the basebar in unison with risers as much as 7cm; pad fore-aft can be moved moderately; standard diameter extension clamps can fit practically any bar. And, its assembly is exceptionally clean. Brake grip reach is short, which creates a more compact fit when riding out of the aero position. Price is the major drawback. It retails for a robust $900.