Discussion took place yesterday at the cafe, where my mate put forward the view that tri-bars are a waste of time at our level.
He said that if we were Wiggo or Froomie, time-trialling at the highest level, looking for marginal gains and carrying out wind-tunnel tests, then he could see the merit.
But racing a club-level, recording 10TT's of mid 20's for the loss of comfort and risk to stability, they didn't make that much difference.
He went on to say they were akin to go-faster stripes on cars, and that most people had them because of the look rather than improvements in drag co-efficient.
Has he got a point?