Compensating for tilt
If you are searching for a bike to match a position in which the aerobars are tilted you will need to take one of the following options to ensure an accurate search:
- Set the bars flat and measure the bike
- Measure the bike and apply a correction
Tilting the bars can have a significant impact on the Pad XY metrics - enough to cause the system to return a different sized frame from the ideal if you have not accounted for tilt.
There are two styles of tilt:
- Tilting from the bars - for instance clip on aerobars or integrated bars that can rotate within the stem
- Integrated bars that offer tilt at the top of the pedestal
We will soon be displaying information about the tilt capabilities of aerobars in the Advanced system. For instance: P0-15 indicates a bar that can tilt by between 0 and 15 degrees at the top of the pedestal. B indicates an aerobar that can rotate on the basebar and is thus nearly limitless.