Oval Concepts A910 aero bars£219.99

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The A910 is the top lightweight but super-adjustable compact cockpit from the vast Oval Concepts integrated bar buffet range.

The short, shallow ski bends are easy to adjust for draft-legal racing, but longer armed riders will need to pick from the three different retrofit carbon extensions available (£119.99).

The inboard or outboard clamps can go under or over the bars with five different armrest drillings for maximum adjustability. Different rise spacers are included in the pack too for higher elbow fans, and there’s even an insert for direct mounting the rests on to the extensions.

Flex in the thin arm rests boosts rough road comfort of the otherwise thin arm pads, which leaves only the cost to worry about. If that’s an issue, the £79.99 alloy A710 offers all the same features, for only a slight weight penalty.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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