Giant Connect SL U-Bend aero bar - in brief review£170.00

Clip-on design with carbon extensions

BikeRadar score3/5

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.

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