After a brief hiatus, which included an extended period with little training, I've recently increased my biking/running/swimming in preparation for a May 10 triathlon. I'm most excited about this new piece of hardware from Redshift Sports. These removable aero handlebars are half of the Switch Aero System. The aero bars are truly quick-release, which is awesome for when I don't need them. I went to a dedicated triathlon shop planning to buy aero bars to turn my natural fit road bike into a better racing machine. I was prepared to buy any product they had on the shelf. The employees at the tri store excitedly highlighted the Redshift product as newly on their shelves. I paid $180 for the aero bars, plus $20 to have them installed (well worth it, in my opinion). I have yet to buy the seat post, but I probably will eventually.
It's definitely a different feel when riding on the aero bars. I knew that the aero position was designed to be more aerodynamic, but I thought it mostly had to do with a lower, tighter tuck. Riding with the aero bars clearly showed me that they also bring your arms to a much narrower position.