If you want more speed, 2 areas are a must: A great position, and great control. And, less weight is always great. In a world that loves to talk about marginal gains, the Stratics TT package delivers time savings in chunks of minutes, not seconds! Top national tri publications are quick to note that getting a great position on the bike is first and foremost in going fast, even more than the coolest looking new aero machine with top carbon wheels ! The Stratics bars are great for this as they offer almost unlimited fitting options !
The topic that we don't see discussed is how much time you can save by simply riding a good line. Everyone has seen athletes on the bike wandering back and forth a little, even top pros. Over the course of a 70.3 or full 112 miles, you can end up riding a lot of extra distance that can add up to minutes. How significant is this? If you barely improve your line through less wandering, say 25 feet a mile -or 25/5280=.0047 % -less than 1% , this 25 foot per mile over a full IM distance of 112 miles is 2800 feet - over a half mile!!! Add in the top time saving benefits of riding your best aero position, and the Stratics bars can certainly be a big asset in your quest for the podium !
The Stratics TT bars feature specially designed arm supports for added control, along with exceptional positioning. The large wing that rises up on the arm support is worth it's weight in gold when it comes your control by giving the rider the ability to steer and pressure the bar with their forearms. The big support platform provides you with exceptional pressure distribution, so you don't develop pressure points, and the expanded hand grip area lets you keep your hands more relaxed for less finger numbness too!
Now when you order your TT bars, we are going to add in over $100 in extra goodies to make your life faster-and easier. We will now include a set of the Sampson ergonomically designed TT1 brake levers, a set of stainless steel brake cables, and the Sampson between the arms bottle mount platform, with an EZ Grip cage
Check out all the features of the Stratics bars, and get rocking !
Extensions rotate 360 degrees for your best hand position
Forward sweep on the base bar provides extra clearance for forward riding postures
Base bar features 3:1 aerodynamic shaping, UCI legal, can be used in long distance ITU events
Extensions feature an expanded palm support area for exceptional hand comfort and control, keeping your hands open and relaxed over longer duration events
Anti-slip textured grip paint is applied to the both the extensions and on the base bar behind the brake levers so you can elect to save a couple of watts on race day, or simply tape over it for comfort ( Fat Wrap is great for this as it leaves no residue on the bars !)
Arm rests move fore-aft, side to side, and also rotate. We have found that triathletes have a little more shoulder mass from swimming, and rotation of the arm supports lets you keep your hands closed in front while still being able to keep your shoulders and arms tighter for vastly improved aerodynamics
50 mm of fore-aft length adjustment ( about 2 inches)
- Brake cables route internally and exit at the back of the base bar
- Shift cables can be routed internally or externally, work great with the new AXS groups from Sram . Di2 requires external wire placement on current models
Standard 31.8 mm stem diameter allows you to mix/match stem length and rise to obtain your perfect height/reach
- Super stiff base bar gives you excellent hand support and excellent positioning for climbs as well as a full aero profile
While there are a lot of aero bars on the market, the Stratics combination of exceptional adjustabily and features to imporove your on-bike performance are unequaled by anything in it's range. Performance is the key, and a set of Stratics TT bars could be the advantage you need !
Step up to the Stratics , and step onto the podium. USA Shipping only. Shipping is free.