Vision Team TT Clip-on aero bar (racing bend) review£114.95

Ergo/aero extensions

BikeRadar score2/5

Vision are the aero division of major component brand FSA and their time cockpits and clip-ons are a regular sight on complete time trial/triathlon bikes.

This simple, low slung bar is seriously beefy though. Unlike most separate pieces, the Team extensions actually form half the bar and they’re extremely thick-walled for much of their length.

In fact, the aero ‘bullet cap’ back end is completely solid around the curved cutaway that forms half the bar clamp. This adds masses of weight that even the simple half clamp and thick carbon thermoplastic arm rests can’t offset.

It also means you can’t rotate the extension angle, although the downward slope of the pads does give a very low arm position. Taller spacers are included too and there’s a ski-bend option, but they’re expensive for their weight.

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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