3T Clip-On Pro aero bars review£129.98

Adjustable clip-ons

BikeRadar score3/5

3T have been in the handlebar business for aeons and their entry-level clip-ons are reasonably light with some useful features that justify their slight extra cost.

You’re certainly not going to be short on length with the alloy extensions – they put your hands in a different postcode unless you make use of the laser-etched trim marks.

The socket-style extension clamps are level with the base bar for a usefully low cockpit position. We’re baffled how you get the gear cable out past the bar if you make use of the partially slotted internal routing though.

The two-bolt forged bar clamps include hinged clamps, so the arm rests can be flipped up and leave the bar tops clear for climbing. Four different bolted positions give plenty of width adjustment for the simple, gently cupped pads too.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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