Lighter than the carbon T2+.
For years, the ski-bend aero bar was everything. Luckily, people weren't satisfied. Eventually, racers were cutting off the ends of their ski-bend bars, which led to a straight bar being tested in the tunnel. Aero, when parallel or nearly parallel to the ground, yes. The resulting position was more like a bullet. It worked for some, but for most it was too low. So, with a subtle S-bend, Profile Design's T2+ Clip-On TT Bars are the solution. Your hands are still low and "aggressive," but the difference in height between your armrests and the end of the extensions is minimized to enhance comfort.
The big difference between using a ski-bend and an S-bend is that the S-bend, ironically, is more like how skiers hold their poles when fully tucked — your wrists are bent and your hands are tilted down.
The 335mm S-bend extensions are made of 6061 aluminum and are mated to the same clamps and hardware found on the T1 aero bars. The handlebar clamps, made from forged 6061 aluminum, tighten to the bars separately from the extensions. These clamps are separate from the armrests. So, you're able to first determine the appropriate width, and then set the length of the extensions and angle of the armrests. And since the armrest clamp is round on a round tube, you're able to adjust the cant of the armrests. Accordingly, this provides some height adjustment, as well as allowing you the opportunity to have the armrests tilted inward or outward. For those who like a narrow position, having the armrests tilted upward toward the stem provides a secure feeling. And for those who prefer a wide position, we recommend that you lower the armrests and tilt them outward. The armrest clamps, known as J2 Brackets, are also able to be moved fore and aft on the extensions themselves.
J2 brackets allow the user to set the F-19 armrests at two different widths, three fore/aft positions, and to adjust the angle of the rests. Included with the F-19 armrests are 12mm spacers that allow a higher rest position. The pads on the armrests attach via hook-and-loop straps. This allows the user easy access to the two bolts that hold each armrest to their respective bracket. It also means that the pads are able to be removed for either hand or machine washing.
The Profile Design T2+ Clip-On Time Trial Bar extensions are able to accept bar end shifters. There are cut-outs in the bar for partial internal cable routing. Additionally, the extensions themselves are 335mm long from end-to-end, and the range of adjustment is 110mm. The handlebar clamps are designed to fit 31.8mm diameter center-section handlebars and come with shims to allow use with 26.0mm diameter handlebars.
- Q & A
Great for Tri Road Biker's
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are great and got me through a full season of Triathlons without hitting myself for not buying a tri bike. They were light and extremely comfortable and effective. You will never be able to keep up with the full aero bikes, but at least you can stay close!
Excellent for part time TT'ers
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are great bars that are simple to set up and are very durable. I use them on my road bike for the occasional TT and triathlon. Mount these, move your saddle forward and BOOM! TT bike.