Profile Design Airwing TT Handlebars

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $42.50

Product Description

Profile Design Air Wing TT Bar: 26.0mm standard clamp diameter. Double-butted 6061-T6 aluminum material. Shot peened and anodized finish for added strength and durability. Pre-drilled for internal cable routing...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ishaaq from London, UK

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2001

Strengths:    Gives good upright position for city riding in particular, you don't get so hunched up after hours on the bike, not too expensive

Weaknesses:    I'd prefer it if they didn't have cable grooves on it as I only use one brake (fixed gear) and I also find that using an aero brake lever ends up with the cable bending too sharply, resulting in poor braking (use an old style cable-out-the-top lever instead)

Bottom Line:   
Good, but if you don't run aero levers tape some cable in the grooves before you tape it up

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Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Drop bars turned up and the ends cut off

Bike Setup:   Lugged steel framed track bike with front brake

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K C a Commuter from London, UK

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2000

Strengths:    perfect width, good stretch

Weaknesses:    none that I know

Bottom Line:   
Good bar, I bought it to replace a really narrow OEM set of drops. I hated the drops because you can't get good visibility and the tops were too narrow for my hands. I am also a mountain biker, and I hated the way the brake lever position negatively affected braking power (calipers are pretty lame compared to V-brakes anyway). The switch to the Airwing was amazing - made it very easy to get to the brakes, more braking power, better visibility, very comfortable, better grip for bunny hopping and bumping up curbs, etc. They were only about £25 here, which is not bad at all.

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Favorite Ride:   home from work

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Specialized Sirrus, coda stem, RX100 everything else, Sora hubs with Open Pros

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