Why the grim reality of aero bike ownership may not be for you

Think you want an aero bike? Perhaps, says CW's Video Manager Sam, think again...

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The summer race season always brings out the best road bikes, and quite often the most spangly and bling bikes in the peloton tend to be the aero bikes

Aero bikes - with their otherworldly tube shapes and wind-slicing profiles - are without a doubt striking to behold. Even casual observers are intrigued by their profiles, and many a club rider is seduced into wanting one. 

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