Look has launched the latest standard in aerodynamic handlebar extensions, the all-carbon Aergo.
The new extensions have been designed and engineered to create the “most ergonomic fit possible”, maximising the rider’s unique aerodynamic profile while conforming to UCI regulations.
“With extensive computational fluid dynamic (CFD) and wind tunnel testing informing its shape, Aergo’s carbon core is a work of art, with each curve and shape fashioned using specific carbon fibre layups and strategic moulding that enable maximum aerodynamic efficiency, taking into account a wide range of rider shapes and requirements,” said a statement. “This approach of adapting to the rider allows the bar to minimise the aerodynamic drag of the rider’s body, which is typically responsible for 80-85% of total drag on a bike.”
The armrests offer up to 55mm of stack height, along with up to 20 degrees of inclination, while there is 54mm of reach adjustment. A UCI-legal central carbon mini bridge is supplied with the Aergo as standard, while a carbon triathlon-specific bridge is available as an add-on accessory, which features integrated bottle cage and head unit mounts, and is Garmin, Wahoo and Polar-compatible.
Aergo is available in three versions – a Road 31.8 Aeroflat bar, suitable for road and triathlon bikes with both electronic and mechanical cable routing compatibility, a Track 31.8 Aeroflat model (without cable routing), and the 796 Aeroflat version, designed specifically for the Look 796 Monoblade time trial bike.
Ahead of using the Aergo at Ironman Australia, Denis Chevrot said: “For triathletes and Ironman athletes especially, aerodynamics and comfort go hand-in-hand. We need to combine the two to get the best performance out of ourselves.
“With the Aergo, I know that the fine adjustment that is possible puts me in the best position aerodynamically, while subjecting the least amount of stress on my body for the duration of the ride. This means I get the fastest possible time in the bike split while entering the run as fresh as I can be.”
Pierre-Yves Facomprez, Look track and triathlon product manager, said: “Look is proud to present the new Aergo handlebar extension system, which is the latest example of us using our carbon expertise and knowledge to create a product that pushes the boundaries of carbon design.
“With the Aergo, we have produced an elegant solution, developed using the latest CFD and wind tunnel testing techniques as well as our partnerships with our elite athletes and squads. Their feedback has been invaluable in ensuring that the Aergo is the ultimate handlebar extension solution for every athlete.”