3T is unveiling it’s new Aura-Pro, an entry-level carbon-fiber aerobar complete with extensions at this week’s Taipei Show.
The Aura shares its basic architecture with their Mistral, but its basebar has a simplified top skin and top-mounted extension clamps. This means it lacks the multiple elbow-rest positions of Mistral, but is lighter. The Aura comes with S-bend extensions as standard, but owners can customize their front-end fit by swapping in any of 3TÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s range of extensions.Ã‚Â The simplified manufacturing process used with the Aura allows them to bring it in at a lower price point, though at the moment, we’re not sure what that will be.Ã‚Â Their goal is to not just offer consumers a good deal, but to entire OEM placements on triathlon and TT bikes sold as complete.
Weight is 598g and it’ll be available in both 40 and 42cm widths.Ã‚Â The alloy elbow rests have neoprene pads with embossed 3T logos.Ã‚Â 3T claims the Auro Pro is legal for UCI, USAT and WTC Ironman events.