2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aerobars

Photo: John David Becker

3T Vola Pro

$275, 3tcycling.com
The draw: Well-designed grip and variable stack height

Don’t be deceived by the aluminum—this is a full-blown high-tech aerobar masquerading as an entry-level set. Stack height ranges from low to toweringly tall, allowing the bar to adapt to a broad spectrum of positions. Both the extensions and brake grips create ergonomically sound hand positions. There is one catch, however. The elbow pads can only be positioned narrowly and almost in line with the extensions, adding significant tension to the shoulders.