For those who want to advance their triathlon training, the Switch Aero System that’s currently a Kickstarter campaign will help cyclists and triathletes get the most out of their road bikes. It features Quick-Release Aerobars and Dual-Position Seatpost that allow users to transition on-the-fly between their normal road position and a true aero position – all without having to slow down. This unique system is perfect for cyclists, triathletes, or anyone looking for a comfortable and aerodynamic alternate riding position. And these aerobars are totally different than any other ones thanks to their patent-pending quick-release mechanism that lets you attach or remove them in seconds without using tools. So you don’t have to take extra time setting them up or breaking them down, since you can easily choose the perfect setup you want before you head out to train or ride.
But the Switch Dual-Position Seatpost also helps you achieve the best aero position since they allow you to move the saddle forward on the go, thus replicating the steeper seat tube angle of a tri bike. A proper position is important because when you’re riding, more than 75% of your energy goes to overcoming wind resistance and the best way to reduce drag is to improve your body position. According to the Kickstarter page, using this system can save you more than three minutes during an Olympic distance triathlon or more than 13 minutes if you’re participating in an Iron-man length race. Pledge $125 or more and be the first to get a Switch Seatpost or the Switch Aerobars. If you want both, pledge $225 or more.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.