The USE R1 aerobar (Jeff Jones/BikeRadar.com)
We’ve just received a pre-production version of USE’s new R1
aero bar, an all in one base bar plus extensions designed for time trialling and triathlon.
Weighing just 645g, the R1 represents a significant change
from the USE Tulas. The biggest being the way the extensions and pads are
mounted – on pillars rather than single
bolt clamps. They are designed to fit 31.8mm stems as well as most fully integrated base bar setups such as the Specialized Shiv, Scott Plasma 3 and Giant Trinity Advanced. USE claim they save ~4W at 31mph (50km/h) over the Tulas.
In the following video, BikeRadar’s resident time trialling nut Jeff Jones gives the USE R1s a once over, and he’ll be reviewing these for Triathlon
Plus and BikeRadar, so keep an eye on the magazine and the
Video: USE R1 – first look