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Aero bar extensions drag penalty? Gravel racing.
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I'm curious. Obviously most of us on our TT bikes are riding in the aero bars more often than not. However, some ride road bikes with clip ons. And what really peeks my interest is gravel. Many of us run clip on aero bars on a road bike. I'd argue that most gravel riders spend much time OUT of the aero bars than in the aero bars.

Therefore my question. Does anyone have any sort of an idea how much drag aero bars might add when not being used? I like a clean cockpit. I am not really a fan of aero bars in gravel races, but obviously it's an advantage assuming you use them a lot! If the bars are 5w of drag alone that's something significant to make up even if gaining 20w when riding in those bars.

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