Has anyone had any success with aerobars on your setup? If so, what has worked good for you? Thanks
Put some $50 Deda Zeros on my gravel setup at the beginning of the year. Short learning curve but then I really, really love them now.
I got them mainly in anticipation of long, lonely stretches into relentless Kansas headwinds. (I.e., the entire second half of the 2016 DK.) Any little bit helps.
But, they do give me about 1-1.5 mph "free" speed. It's also nice to have another option for positioning, and to take the pressure off my hands and wrists for a while.
I don't use them when I'm in a group, and I have to be alert to get off them in time if the road conditions get really rough, but it's surprising how long I can stay in them on most gravel roads.
Headwinds weren't a factor at DK this year but even so, for most of the second half I was by myself and I would guess that the aerobars saved me about 10-15 minutes.
Plus they give me a few more options for mounting accessories. What's fred is cool again in gravel!