I use the Profile Design T2+ ones. Love mine, would do it again in a heartbeat. I tried the Jammer but the pads are too far up the arm for me, I like the pads right by the elbows. Also I prefer the S-bend style rather than the ones that curve up. The bars that curve up put your wrists in a better position though, but I can sit on my S-bends for ages. If you have an oversize handlebar (31.8mm) then put a rubber shim underneath the clamp to fit - the plastic things Profile Design give you are useless on a fat bar. Even a Profile Design handlebar - that's my setup!
Whichever you get, you have to get the fit dialed in - get your LBS to fit you. You could always bring in your integrated bar off your Raleigh as a starting point for the fit.
Remember though you are NOT supposed to use your aerobars in a group ride. For many reasons, not least of which is that you're pretty far from the brakes! If you're not comfortable in the drops then some tweaks in handlebar position should be your starting point. Unless it's balls-to-the-wall I'm rarely in the drops on a group ride, of course, your style will be different.
If it's windy, bike position is the key. Sitting behind someone is useless if there's a crosswind - the correct position is off to the leeward side of the rider in front! And rotate often - when it's a heavy x-wind it's rotating echelon time, which I find totally nerve shredding. But done right, it's really effective.
Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 4/2/2009 (11:20)
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