Profile Design T4 Plus aero bars - in brief £100

Extra adjustable clip-ons

BikeRadar score 3/5

Profile’s T4 Plus, the latest model in the highly popular and long-running T+ series, has a unique design that adds extra adjustability but extra mass too. 

Separate arm rest and over-bar clamps are able to slide forwards and backwards independently along the ski-bend extensions, which have gear entry and exit slots. Deep, Lycra-wrapped pads are removable via two wrapover straps, which means none of the inevitable peeling off of stuck-on Velcro. 

The pressed alloy plate F-19 arm rests are angle-adjustable but there are no height gain shims. The arm rest clamp bolts are hidden by the plates too; make sure they’re properly tight as they’re a right pain to secure if they start to droop, which has happened to us several times on test bikes.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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