Connect SL U-Bend clip-on aero bar (13)
Giant’s Connect SL clip-ons come in a conventional ‘two halves’ S-bend design as well as the U-bend version seen here.
The carbon extensions get a smoothly flared shape for extra comfort and thumb-looped security, and are joined with a twin-bolt alloy centre clamp.
Hinged clamps tighten the extensions and the tilt-adjustable arm rest spars with a single bolt. This sounds clever but makes for an awkward juggling act. Sideways pad adjustment is reasonable, though, and while the chevron pads leave your arms grooved after a long tuck, they stop you slipping about too much.
This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.