3T Brezza LTD II Aerobar $899.95
Cut wind, without stinking.
The 3T Brezza II LTD Aerobar is all that of their Team model, plus a few bags of chips. It takes the same design, but is made both lighter (by 47g) and stronger. The critical difference is that you get a high modulus carbon-fiber base bar with carbon-fiber extensions, as opposed to the Team's carbon base/aluminum extension combo. The Brezza II is the successor to the original Brezza and it's both lighter and UCI 3:1 aspect ratio compliant in the new version. While we're discussing compliance, it's also worth mentioning, the bars pass go with USA Triathlon and Ironman WTC.
As always, when you're going into an event as precise as time trials, you need to get all the numbers so that you know the bar will be dialed before you get it in your hands. The bar clamp diameter is 31.8mm, which is modern when a pretty significant percentage of aerobars come with the older 26.0 clamp diameter. The bars come in one width, 40cm, on the assumption that you want a narrow position even when you're off the armrests and at 40cm wide, you have 2cm less of frontal area to slow you down—this would do the original Monsieur Millimeter, Jacques Anquetil, proud. The drop of the base bar is 0mm and the reach is 160mm. The bars are threaded for internal routing of brake cables and the hand rest can take any 19mm diameter external clamp or plug-style bar-end brake lever.
The Brezza LTD comes standard with S-bend extensions. These can be replaced with ski-bend or straight versions. The extensions are 350mm long and can be cut down to suit personal preference. The range of adjustment is 265mm at the longest to 172mm at the shortest. You should be able to mount any bar-end shifter into the ends.
Though the clamps for the extensions are in a fixed width, 40mm from the stem clamp, the carbon-fiber forearm cradles can be set in any one of four positions in 12.78mm increments from 35mm out to 108.34mm from the center of the bar. If you put the armrests directly on the bar, the top of the armrest pad is 35mm above the bar. The armrests can be raised 10, 20, or 30mm with the included spacers. There's even an accessory 60mm riser for people who want their base bar much lower than their extensions.
The 3T Brezza II LTD Aerobar comes in one color -- High Gloss Carbon-Fiber.
- Full carbon aero wing and aero carbon S-bend cobra extensions with internal shift cable routing provides a wind-cheating silhouette
- Height and reach can be fine-tuned for optimum performance and comfort
- Armrest bracket allows for low, aggressive positioning