What is the big reason for swapping out aerobars? Is it for adjustability, decreased drag, etc?
If it's for decreased drag, what kind of time savings can you see over an Iron distance race vs something like the Profile Design T4+ (I have a P2 so that's what I'm familiar with). I am pretty new to this and am trying to wrap my head around all of the numbers we are seeing from the recent bike and tire tests.
I apologize if I'm hijacking the thread but it seemed related.
Both, plus looks and weight.
Flo's site says that 50g of drag equates to a 6.5W power savings. And, at 30 MPH, 100g drag reduction will save you 1 second per kilometer. Then, Tririg has a comparison of some decent bars (below).
So, lets say you could save 50g... that seems reasonable from the chart below. The bike is 180km, so that is roughly 90 seconds of savings at 30 MPH. You probably won't be riding at 30MPH, and I cannot remember what the time savings would be at 20 MPH. I think it is more, because you are riding longer at that slower speed.