Vision Trimax Carbon CSI aero bars – in brief review
The Vision Trimax Carbon CSI clip-ons are gorgeous looking, high-comfort aero bars, but their overcomplicated design means they cost a fortune and weigh a ton.
They come with riser spacers, and the adjustable, drooped pads on tapering composite cups are both comfy and secure. The neat flip-out-arm socket tool for the drag-reducing internal clamps that secure the extensions also seems cool at first. Then you realise you’d be screwed if the bars came loose on a ride.
The CSI extensions use a veneer of carbon over an alloy inner tube and, combined with the hidden mechanism and metal end caps, it means these ‘carbon’ clip-ons weigh twice as much as the lightest bars out there. All the complexity makes them very expensive too.
This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.