USE Tula Aero Wing aerobars with flight pods review£394.99

Multi-mode English bars

BikeRadar score3/5

We’ve tested the carbon Aero Wing with integrated brake levers before, but this set uses neat clamshell hand pods that take conventional brake levers. Internal cable routing is very tight and potentially sticky though.

The forward extensions (from a choice of three £75 carbon or three £40 alloy options) slide right through the base bar before clamping at the rear with a single clamp bolt. This bolt also controls the angle and sweep of the pad arms, which move around a rounded collar and it holds the carbon pad plates in place too. This is useful for keeping weight down, but we’ve had a couple of sets where at least one bolt or pad worked loose.

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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