If they're good enough for 2013 Ironman World Championship winner Mirinda Carfrae, The Profile Designs Aeris T2 are definitely good enough for you and anyone else who wants aerobars that are easily adjustable and able to fit a multitude of riders. And who doesn't want that?
For a long time there were aerobars that were UCI-compliant for time-trialists, while sleeker, more aerodynamic versions, that weren't compliant, existed for the triathlon crowd. Fitters didn't have optimal choices for athletes, and often riders were relegated to a sub-par aerodynamic position. Not only do the Aeria T2 fulfill the UCI 3:1 ratio requirement, they are shorter and more streamlined which give you better control while climbing in the bull-horns.
Both the basebar and extensions were constructed from high-modulus carbon fiber which provides optimal strength to weight. You won't need to worry about bearing down on them or pulling up for a bit of extra power. Using this material also allowed Profile to optimize the shape to create the least amount of drag that was still compliant to UCI 3:1. If you look closer you'll see how the series of tapered points, from the center to the shoulder and then again from the brake caliper to the shoulder, form a series of airfoil-like designs that cut through the air. The bar is designed for internal cable routing and is Di2 compatible, which further lends to its clean, wind-cheating profile.
The patent-pending J4 brackets simultaneously clamp the extensions down while attaching the brackets to the wings. The entire system features only 8-marine grade bolts that control the adjustment for six different points. It is narrower than Profile's other versions, which also minimizes the surface that comes in contact with the wind.
Stack height adjusts between 55 and 135mm in 5mm increments, making it the highest stack available of any Profile aerobar. Whether you are looking for an early season, higher and more comfortable position, or a late season, A-race low drag, the spacers are easily added and removed. Adding to the adjustability are the carbon fiber armrests which are able to move from 155-203mm.
The T2 comes with S-bend bars as standard. They are constructed from unidirectional carbon fiber and feature an extension adjustment of 200-300mm. This method of carbon fiber construction is not only more rigid than woven fabrics, it also dampens road vibration for a more comfortable ride.The bars are also compatible with all Profile carbon extensions should you wish to change your hand or forearm position later in the season.
The Profile Designs Aeria T2 is available in One size in the color Black. It fits 31.8mm clamp diameter stems and weighs 663 grams.
- Aerodynamic, lightweight, easily-adjustable carbon aero bar
- Unidirectional carbon construction for high strength-to-weight
- Zero-drop, shorter-reach base bar for stable climbing and cornering
- Integrated brackets reduce drag and offer simple adjustment
- Stackable risers for fine-tuning your stack height
- Adjustable, ergonomic armrests comfortably support your elbows
- Extensions allow a variety of low, aggressive hand placements
- UCI Compliant 3:1 for time-trialists