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Syntace C3 aerobars

Syntace C3 aerobars

For multi-day endurance rides (i.e. Tour Divide) many racers use aerobars on their mountain bike rigs. Even though specifically designed for triathlon and time trialing events on smooth paved roads, they offer increased range of body positions and more efficient power transfer on gravel, too.

Syntace name has long been synonymous with Ironman triathlons. Their C2 and C3 clip-on aerobars were designed for absolute comfort when pedaling for 5-6-7 hours, or longer.

The latest C3 version now offers:

  • Updated 20 degree forward/downward slant at the grip
  • Ergonomic Double Helix grip bend prevents fatigue
  • Forged 24.0mm diameter 6061 Syntalloy
  • Shock absorbing Biowing cups

It clamps onto 31.8mm handlebars but a conversion kit for 26.0mm bars is available. There are plenty of accessories available: light and computer mounts, replacement pads, conversion kits, etc.

  • Sizing: S (up to 5’7″ height), M (5’7″ to 6’0″) and L (above 6’0″)
  • Weight: S (348g), M (366g), L(378g)

Product link: http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1451#

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Comments (4)

SlimJuly 13th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

For most bikes this kind of bar, where the armrests are attached to the end of the extensions and the extensions attach to the handle bar in a fixed position are not a good choice, because you can’t adjust the reach of the aero position. They are designed for a time-trial bike where you are fitting the bike for the aero bars and have a shorter top tube and use the stem to get the correct reach.

A better choice for non TT bikes are the bars where the extensions and armrests slide forward and back on their mounts.

MarkOctober 14th, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Most comfortable bar I have ever used, including some very pricey carbon bars. They have been very fast as well. I am looking for another set.

RebadogsJanuary 3rd, 2013 at 4:05 pm

how and where do you attach aero bars on carbon mtn bike handlebars?

TommiMarch 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 pm

These would be good for attaching bags to. 🙂

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