Outland tri bars review£44.99

Budget clip-ons

BikeRadar score4/5

There are lots of cheap clip-ons around but Outland 's offer everything you need, and a great position for the price.

Unlike a lot of cheap clip-ons, the two extensions are separate rather than one bent piece, which immediately increases width adjustment.

The shallow S-bend extensions are well-shaped, ruler etched for accurate trimming and even slotted for internal cabling. They can be rotated and adjusted for angle too.

Unlike many sets, the extensions clamp under the base bars, which keeps the arm pads and overall position very low. The square- edged rests are adjustable for angle, with a steeply curved outer edge for security.

Ribbed pads reduce sweating and there are shims for 25.4mm bars too. The only downside is a relatively hefty weight, but at this price they’re unbeatable.

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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