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Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive, an extended mini clip-on aerobar


Farr extends their mini clip-on aerobar farther out in entrance with a brand new longer Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive with a revised form providing extra hand positions. Apparently, we weren’t the one ones asking for a barely longer mini aerobar, so Farr has stretched out their unique light-weight Aero Bolt-On to get your arms about 5cm additional ahead for a extra aero tuck and a extra snug place to assist take endurance racing farther…

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive compact clip-on aerobar

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, photo by Tony Rees of theRaceForTheCafe, front view

c. Farr, all bike photographs by Tony Rees of TheRaceForTheCafe

Final fall once we reviewed the unique Carbon Aero Bolt-On mixed with Farr’s Arm Rests, one of many solely actual downsides we hit on was that the tiny aerobar was only a bit too tiny, not fairly extending far sufficient ahead for an optimum place. A part of that had been an unique effort to maintain the little bar from extending ahead past your brake hoods, however actually Farr simply wished to maintain it as mild and small as attainable.  However within the final 4-5 years, Farr has seen extra cyclists driving far(r) and adapting & customizing their cockpits for ultra-long-distance experience effectivity and endurance racing consolation, so it was time to revisit the little mild aerobar.

Tech particulars

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, dimesnsions

The brand new Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive now extends 152mm ahead out of your 31.8mm handlebar, measured center-center (vs. 104mm for the unique carbon or 108mm for the alloy Aero Bolt-Ons.) Farr says, “it does NOT prolong previous your brake/gear hoods on a drop bar bike”. We largely agree with that, however you outcomes could fluctuate. We measured 10 street, CX & gravel bikes within the workplace with Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo & Rotor groupsets, and only one gravel bike with Campy Ekar & one cross bike with Campy Athena 11 popped up with underneath 160mm from the middle of its bar to the entrance of the levers.

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, photo by Tony Rees of theRaceForTheCafe, side view scoop

It additionally rises round 5cm from the middle

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, photo by Tony Rees of theRaceForTheCafe, hand positions

Total the brand new Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive is definitely just a few millimeters narrower than the smaller Carbon Aero Bolt-On. However it adapts the identical spherical tube shaping of the alloy model which means there’s more room contained in the loop – now nearly 10cm broad inside the center. And particularly, there’s way more flat room within the center to hook your thumbs across the entrance of the Aero Bolt-On loop, which rises slightly below 4cm from the highest of your bar in a flat setup.

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, octagonal top

The Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive is constructed of a single ergo-octagonal formed carbon loop bonded into low-profile alloy bar clamps. The carbon loop has a 22.2mm spherical part, so basic flat bar or normal aerobar extension mounts will match on the flat sides or out entrance.

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, photo by Tony Rees of theRaceForTheCafe, angled top view

The 31.8mm clamps to the handlebar are nonetheless spaced 70mm (c-c) making it direct-mount appropriate with Farr Arm Rests or Headspace stems. However they now have 60mm clear between the clamps so you must be capable of match most out-front mounts subsequent to your stem, protected contained in the loop.

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, with Top Mount Arm Rests

Farr has additionally quietly added a brand new direct High Mount model of their Arm Rests for a similar worth because the originals that clamp on to your 31.8 bar, and will be mounted subsequent to the brand new longer Aero Bolt-On in case you have sufficient additional clamping space.

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, angled

All of the longer and wider place upgrades & alloy clamps add about forty grams over the unique smaller all-carbon or 5 grams over the smaller alloy model. That places the minimalist Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive at nonetheless solely 138g making it lighter than nearly each typical aerobar setup.

What distinction will just a few centimeters make?

Review: Farr Arm Rest Kit + Carbon Aero Bolt-On mini endurance aerobar, aero tuck

me reaching for just a few additional cm on the shorter Carbon Aero Bolt-On v2

Combining that ~5cm longer place with the broader entrance loop in comparison with the carbon unique ought to imply one full hand place additional ahead. That will be good for riders like me who had sought out grip over the entrance of the unique. The actual draw back of the unique for me was that the shorter place meant that my knees would simply hit my elbows in an aero tuck, requiring me to maneuver to a 1cm longer stem. Now, I’ll be capable of transfer again to my excellent attain to the bar tops & hoods for a greater all-around match, whereas nonetheless getting an improved match within the additional ahead aero tuck. #marginalgainz

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive – Pre-order Pricing & Availability

Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Large mini clip-on aerobar, photo by Tony Rees of theRaceForTheCafe, front view

The brand new Farr Carbon Aero Bolt-On Massive isn’t fairly able to clip onto your bars instantly. However you possibly can pre-order the newly bigger mini aero bar for $150 now (sure, that’s $15 cheaper than the shorter one) with deliveries on observe from the center of June 2022, simply over a month away. Farr additionally has a $75 articulated GPS mount that may place your biking laptop just about wherever/means you need off the entrance of the brand new aero bar, or you need to use any 22.2mm spherical clamp mount.

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