Easton Aeroforce Alloy clip-on aero bars review

Great positioning for aggressive riders

BikeRadar score3/5

Easton's top-end carbon fibre gear gets the headlines, but their Aeroforce alloy is a rock solid option for powerful riders.

The clamps and extensions are sold separately, with the alloy extensions costing only £19.99 compared to the 55g lighter, but hugely expensive, £139.99 carbon set.

Make sure you check the packaging carefully though, as our set was printed as “carbon” with only a small gold sticker in the corner saying alloy.

The deep S-curved extensions plug into long underslung clamps for a super-secure, low height position that’s great for aggressive riders.

The twin-bolt pad mounts are rotationally adjustable with four different-width bolt holes and the deep pads give long-distance comfort. Pricing is competitive, but weight isn’t.

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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