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Quick-Release Aerobars

Regular price
$179.99
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$143.99

Quick-Release Aerobars

Regular price
$179.99
Sale price
$143.99
The patented Quick-Release Aerobars are different than any other aerobars on the market. The quick-release mechanism allows you to attach or remove the aerobars in a few seconds without any tools, so you can choose the best setup for every ride.

DESCRIPTION

The Quick-Release Aerobars let you switch from road to aero on-the-fly on the bike you already own. The patented quick-release mechanism allows you to attach or remove the aerobars in a few seconds without any tools so you can choose the best riding position for any ride. Along with the Dual-Position Seatpost, this system provides an optimized aero riding position on your road bike.

Benefits:

• Transform your current bike - switch from road to aero position on the bike you already own
• No tools required - remove or attach the aerobars easily with the quick-release mechanism
• Ride with ease - no more time and energy wasted switching from road bike to aero bike

Details:

• Extensions are available in Aluminum and Carbon, as well as L-Bend or S-Bend 
• Massive adjustability lets you fine-tune your fit - extension length, armpad fore-aft, armpad width and height (Extension Riser Kit sold separately)
• Secondary safety release mechanism prevents accidental release

What's in the Box:

• Handlebar Clamps
• Quick-Release Mechanisms
• Aerobar Extensions, Armrest, and Armrest Pads
• All required hardware
+TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Weight630 g/pr Aluminum S-bend
640 g/pr Aluminum L-bend
564 g/pr Carbon S-Bend
570 g/pr Carbon L-Bend
Pad Height (A)Minimum - 70 mm
Maximum - 100 mm (with two stack spacers - sold separately as Extension Riser Kit)
Pad Setback (B)Minimum - 30 mm
Maximum - 81 mm
Pad Width (C)Minimum - 108 mm
Maximum - 165 mm
Extension Length (D)362 mm S-bend
368 mm L-bend
Extension Rise (E)50 mm S-bend
100 mm L-bend
Extension Diameter (F)22.2 mm (compatible with industry-standard extensions)
Handlebar Clamp Width (G)22 mm
Handlebar Diameter31.8 mm compatible
26.0 mm compatible (with shims - sold separately as Shim Kit)
Material6061-T6 aluminum

 

 

+FAQ

Should I choose L-Bend or S-Bend extensions?

If you don't have any previous experience using aerobars, we typically recommend the L-Bend aerobars because they put your wrists and arms in a more comfortable, ergonomic position. This is usually a better fit for triathletes and long-distance riders. If you're planning on using the aerobars for shorter, higher-intensity efforts like a time-trial, then the S-Bend shape can give you slightly more leverage to put out maximal power.

How do aerobars affect my bike fit?

This is a really important question, and it's one that we've spent a lot of time thinking about here at Redshift Sports, so get ready for a long answer!
Aerobars (of any brand) work by rotating your upper body forward so that it is more parallel to the ground, and therefore less exposed to air resistance (imagine sticking your hand out a moving car window with your palm facing forward vs. with your fingers facing forward). If you don't change your saddle position when moving from road to aero positions, the angle between your thigh and your torso (otherwise known as the "hip angle") becomes tighter at the top of your pedal stroke, since your knees are effectively coming closer to your chest as you lower your upper body. For most riders, the tighter hip angle is uncomfortable and can actually reduce power output because you end up fighting against your body's own range of motion to move your leg over the top of the pedal stroke. It can cause back pain and generally leads to a riding position that is unsustainable, particularly for longer distance events.
The other unintended consequence that occurs if the saddle position is not adjusted is that the aerobar armpads tend to be too far away to reach comfortably. You end up riding in a "superman" position with your arms extended too far forward, which puts a lot of stress on the supporting muscles of the arms, shoulders, and core.
We specifically designed the Quick-Release Aerobars along with the Dual-Position Seatpost specifically to address this issue. The Dual-Position Seatpost addresses the fit implications of riding with aerobars on a road bike by allowing the saddle to move forward with the rider when shifting from road to aero riding positions. This forward movement effectively rotates the rider's body around the bottom bracket (where the pedals attach), naturally lowering the upper body down onto the aerobars without compressing the rider's hip angle. The forward movement also positions your body comfortably and efficiently over the aerobar armrest pads, letting you support your upper body through your skeleton, rather than relying on muscles.
Together, the Quick-Release Aerobars and Dual-Position Seatpost provide an optimized aero riding position that allows you to ride efficiently, comfortably, and powerfully on your road bike in both road and aero positions.

What is the difference between the aluminum and carbon aerobars?

The only difference between the two different models is the material of the extension itself. The aluminum versions have aluminum extension tubes, while the carbon versions have carbon fiber extension tubes. All of the quick-release hardware, handlebar clamps, and other parts are identical between the two versions. Functionally, the only difference between the materials is weight - the carbon fiber versions will weigh approximately 60-70 grams less than the aluminum versions. They also look cool because, well, they're carbon.

To read more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

+INSTRUCTIONS

Download Instructions (PDF):
Instructions - Quick-Release Aerobars

Installing Handlebar Clamps:



Attaching & Removing QR Aerobars:



Adjusting Armpad Position:

“OVERALL, I’M REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE REDSHIFT SYSTEM. IT PERFORMS EXACTLY AS YOU’D ANTICIPATE AND DOES SO WITHOUT ANY ISSUE.” - RAY MAKER, DC RAINMAKER
"PRESERVE YOUR FAVORITE ROAD BIKE ATTRIBUTES OR QUICKLY CONVERT TO A MORE AERO RIDE WITH THIS NOVEL COCKPIT COMBO." - JONATHAN BLYER, TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE
"IF YOU’RE A TRIATHLETE ON A BUDGET, OR ONLY WANT ONE BIKE TO DO IT ALL, THEN THIS IS THE SYSTEM FOR YOU." - DEVON, AERO GEEKS
"THERE'S NO DOUBT THE SWITCH AERO SYSTEM IS BENEFICIAL TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PLACE AERO BARS ON THEIR ROAD BIKE. BOTH BIOMECHANICALLY AND AERODYNAMICALLY, IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE." - JIM MANTON, ERO SPORTS
"THE AEROBARS ARE COMFORTABLE AND, DESPITE THE QUICK RELEASE, FELT AS SOLID AS ANY ORDINARY CLIP-ON." - JONATHAN BLYER, TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE
"EVEN WITHOUT THE QUICK-RELEASE FEATURE, THESE BARS WOULD BE NEAR THE TOP OF OUR LIST - THEY ARE WELL MADE AND HAVE A TON OF FIT ADJUSTABILITY." - SCOTT FLIEGELMAN, TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE
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We offer two different shapes of aerobar extensions: L-Bends and S-Bends. The L-Bends (or ski-bends) tend to place your wrists in a more ergonomic, comfortable position that's great for long rides and triathlons. The S-Bends let you pull against the extensions effectively for intense time-trial efforts. Not sure which one is best for you? We generally recommend the L-Bend extensions if you're on the fence. 

L-Bend Extensions
 


S-Bend Extensions
 

 

This kit is designed to work with your Quick-Release Aerobars to adapt the 31.8mm clamps to fit your 26.0mm handlebar simply by placing the shims inside the handlebar clamps. Once installed, the shims are essentially invisible.
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