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Gravel cycling has no rules, other than to have fun and do it comfortably. Like them or not, traditional aero bars have found their place on customized gravel bikes. Whether you believe they have a place or offer a true aero advantage is not up for discussion here, but placebo is strong. If you feel fast, you ride fast.
But more than that is the additional hand positions offered by such a device. However, riding on forearms on gravel is inherently dangerous, so RideFarr.com designed their Carbon Aero Bolt-On V2 to offer a small amount of extension and no forearm support. Long-time cyclists may inevitably compare the Farr extensions to a popular Italian extension bar during the early to mid-1990’s, but carbon tech puts this device way ahead of those early designs.
The Farr Aero Carbon Bolt-On V2 is light, looks good, is relatively unobtrusive and provides many options for additional hand positions. JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew, known for not being a fan of aero bars on gravel bikes put his personal tastes aside, and reviews this Farr product with an open mind.
Is it for everyone? No. But some gravel cyclists are going to love it. In this video, JOM runs through the tech details, installation and actual riding o the product. Remember, always ride such a product safely and responsibly – no pacelines, no group riding or sitting wheel to wheel using a product like this. This product is best for solo use.
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