2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aerobars

Photo: John David Becker

Profile Design T1 Plus Viper

$230, Profile-design.com
The draw: Adjustable and streamlined

Whether converting a road bike for triathlon or building a dedicated tri bike, the T1 Plus is an affordable and capable bar. The extension shape has proven to be very comfortable and it boasts an ergonomic grip, which creates the sensation of a more direct connection with the bike. This updated bar features brackets that offer arm pad and extension length adjustability. Another appealing feature is the ability to raise the entire assembly above the base bar, or pedestalling, with an AeroBar Bracket Riser Kit (sold separately). The arm pads on this bar are exceptionally comfortable and available in three thicknesses.