Aiming to make those long distance triathlons and TTs a little more bearable, Velo Zephyr is crowdfunding production of their new tapered arm supports.
Rather than using a stock arm rest that’s typically much shorter, VZ’s new design spreads your weight across a larger portion of the forearm and tapers the shape to follow the natural curve of your appendage. The result should be better comfort and less slipping forward, which builder Steven Herzfeld says lets you focus more on the pedaling.
The very modest $350 Kickstarter goal has been met, but if the campaign continues to grow it’ll allow him to have proper aluminum molds machined to streamline production. As is, he’s using 3D printed molds to form the arm rests…
The top of the page shows Velo Zephyr’s aero handlebar combo setup with the new tapered rests. Everything’s made in-house at his Boulder, CO, workshop.
The supports are offered for $70 through the campaign with standard four hole 25mm x 10mm drilling pattern, but custom drilling patterns to match whatever brand aero bar you have are available upon request. Check the Kickstarter campaign here.