How to Make Your Bike More Aerodynamic on a Budget

Time trial-specific, fully-aero bikes are fast—very fast. We all know that the $6,000 tricked-out rig with the $2,500 wheelset will save us minutes over a 40K course (not to mention the virtual eternity you stand to gain over 112 miles).

In fact, we have been keenly aware of the benefits of getting aero ever since the 1989 Tour de France, when American cycling star Greg Lemond used Scott clip-on bars on his stock Bottecchia TT bike and blazed down the Champs Elysee, riding into cycling history and revolutionizing the sport.

But what if you can't, or don't want to, take out a second mortgage on the house to purchase a top-shelf tri bike? Isn't there an easy—and inexpensive—way to get aero on your existing machine?

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