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Clip-ons for the rest of us.
Carbon isn't every cyclist's cup of tea. And whether you appreciate the strength of aluminum or the price, Profile Design's T3 Plus Clip-On TT Bars will make your cockpit aerodynamic without breaking the bank.
Profile Design's T3 Plus clip-on TT bars were constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum, a lightweight and durable alloy. And while they might not be widely held as "sexy" like the T3 carbon bars, they make up for it with almost 150g in weight savings. Who said carbon is always lightest? They have a drop-bend shape — similar to the traditional ski-bend but with a deeper angle along the extension. This allows for more hand and wrist positions, which in turn, creates a more individualized comfort.
The T3 Plus also includes Profile's J2 brackets. These forged brackets easily adjust to customize length, width, and rotation of the armrests. The injection molded F-19 armrests are finished with an EVA-molded pad for long days stretched out over the road.
The Profile Designs T3 Plus Clip-On TT bars fit both 31.8mm and 26.0mm bars (with the included shim). They tip the scales around 498 grams per pair, and they're available in one size and in the color Black. Please note that these bars feature a drop-bend shape.
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Exactly what I needed
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
So I really thought I needed to go with the T4, but didn't want to wait because it was on backorder so I went with T3 instead. I've now done 3 pretty long rides using these and I have absolutely no complaints. They were really easy to install and just took some tweaking to get the fit just right. Once on the bike they felt very sturdy and I felt that I had really good control of the bike. They might have been a few grams heaver than the more expensive models but lifting them out of the box they seemed really light. If you are not going to install the shifters through the bars you might want to put a piece of tap over the holes to avoid a whistle sound while riding.