Token Alloy Aero Extensions review£40.00

Budget clip-on tri-bars

BikeRadar score4/5

Clip-on extensions don't get much more basic than these ones from Token, but then the price is pretty stripped-down too. While really cheap bars tend to use a one-piece U-bend extension, the Tokens get separate shallow S-bend extensions with laser-etched length markers to allow synced set-up. 

They’re not slotted for gear cable routing but the chunky two-piece, front-bolted clamps keep them secure on rough roads. The extensions sit above the bars, which adds some height, but there are no height spacers. 

Relatively small curved oval arm rests with removable EVA pads offer four possible settings for slight adjustability. They’re sweaty though, and the tight curve may feel restrictive to some riders. The simplicity of these clip-ons means weight is impressively low, and the price is equally friendly. 

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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