Profile Design Aeria AL aerobars review
Can the alu version of last year's group test winner do the business?
These are the aluminium version of Profile's Aeria T2 carbon aerobars that came top in last year's grouptest. Aside from the material, there's very little difference between the two – both are superb.
In its most basic, riser free configuration, the AL weights in at an impressive 786g, although that's without a built-in stem.
Risers allow you to increase the stack height from 55mm up to 135mm and there's acres of adjustability in the big. comfy armrests (fore/aft and lateral) and S-bend extensions (reach and rotation) too.
With internal routing for cables and a base bar that, unlike many, manages to be comfortable place from which to steer and slow down, the Aeria AL is a seriously attractive option. More attractive than its carbon equivalent that costs twice as much? Possibly.
Verdict: All the class of its carbon stable-mate, but half the price, 96%