Giant Connect SL U-Bend aero bar – in brief review

Clip-on design with carbon extensions

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £170.00 RRP
Giant Connect SL U-Bend clip-on aero bar

Our review

Comfortable closed-end carbon bar, but a real fight to set up
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Connect SL U-Bend clip-on aero bar (13)
Brand Giant

Weight (g) 448