Profile Design T4 Plus aero bars - in brief review£100.00

Extra adjustable clip-ons

BikeRadar score3/5

Profile’s T4 Plus, the latest model in the highly popular and long-running T+ series, has a unique design that adds extra adjustability but extra mass too. 

Separate arm rest and over-bar clamps are able to slide forwards and backwards independently along the ski-bend extensions, which have gear entry and exit slots. Deep, Lycra-wrapped pads are removable via two wrapover straps, which means none of the inevitable peeling off of stuck-on Velcro. 

The pressed alloy plate F-19 arm rests are angle-adjustable but there are no height gain shims. The arm rest clamp bolts are hidden by the plates too; make sure they’re properly tight as they’re a right pain to secure if they start to droop, which has happened to us several times on test bikes.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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