Profile Design T3 Plus Carbon aero bar review
Profile’s aero bars are loved by bike-fitters the world over for their huge range of adjustment, and the T3 Plus Carbon marries the versatility of the aluminium version with multi-directional carbon for additional comfort.
An extra £70 over the regular T3 Plus gets you sculpted carbon extensions that offer a neutral wrist position, a broad, comfortable palm grip and a natural rest for thumbs courtesy of a dimpled end cap that can be swapped out for bar-end gears.
The aluminium arm rest bracket also gets an upgrade to offer greater width adjustment, while the arm rests themselves have a sharper angle on the outside, better for supporting the forearms and inspiring confidence on even the bumpiest road surface.
They also feature a sumptuously comfy pad and, paired with the carbon, there’s certainly less road buzz to contend with while it’s an extremely stable setup overall. The broad range of adjustment means it’s easy to find the right position and the only thing missing is height alteration.
Weight is on a par with the alu version, and while it’s heavier than some carbon setups, the comfort, stability and adjustability of the T3 Plus Carbon wins out, offering a little more than the normal T3 Plus in every department.
This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.