The Fred Bar
The Fred Bar
Do your hands or wrists hurt after a long ride? Do they ever get numb? The Fred Bar can help.
Resting your elbows or forearms on aero bars can give your hands and wrists a break while riding.
The Fred Bar helps bikepackers install aero bars in a comfortable and convenient posture so you can use aero bars while bikepacking.
It’s not about being aero, it’s about riding in comfort.
* Aero bars not included with The Fred Bar. The most popular aero bars with our customers are made by Profile Design.
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It’s not about being aero.
It’s about being comfortable.
No Aero Bars
Long rides create hand and wrist pain or numbness
Just Aero Bars
Aero bars give your hands and wrists a break, but stress your back
Aero Bars + The Fred Bar
Aero bars installed with The Fred Bar keep you comfortable
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More positions, more comfort
Built to last
Made in the USA
100% of The Fred Bar's manufacturing process is in the USA. All materials are sourced from the USA. The Fred Bar is as American as apple pie!
The Tour Divide
The Fred Bar has crossed the Tour Divide finish line dozens of times. It's used by the most intense bikepacking racers and weekend riders alike.
The Fred Bar is made of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum. After the manufacturing & welding process is complete, it's heat treated and finished with high grade cerakote.
If for any reason you're unsatisfied with your purchase, we will issue you a full refund up to 30 days. Return shipping is on us. You won't pay a dime.
The Fred Bar Specs
How to install The Fred Bar
Remove stem cap
Remove bike stem (if needed)
Remove spacers (if needed)
Fit The Fred Bar around steerer tube
Reinstall stem cap
Clip aero bars to The Fred Bar
Will The Fred Bar fit on my bike?
The Fred Bar needs 0.625 inches (5/8 of an inch) of vertical rise on the steerer tube to fit based on the height of The Fred Bar’s clamp. If you cut your steerer tube shorter than that, sorry! It won’t fit.
The Fred Bar is designed to fit around a steerer tube of 1.125 inches (1 and ⅛ of an inch) diameter. This is the standard steerer tube diameter size. Most bikes have a steerer tube with this diameter.
If your bike meets these requirements, The Fred Bar almost always fits. If you buy The Fred Bar and it doesn’t fit, we’ll give you a full refund.
I usually see aero bars on road bikes. Do people really use aero bars for bikepacking?
Yes, yes they do. Unlike road bikers, bikepackers use aero bars for comfort, not to be aerodynamic. The idea is to give your hands, wrists, and lower back a break by leaning your elbows or forearms on the aero bar pads.
Bikepackers tend to use the aero bar position only on flat gravel or fire roads when the riding is not technical. Practice a little on a paved road, and most people pick it up in no time.
What type of aero bars should I buy?
The Fred Bar is compatible with most aero bars. With that said, our customers tell us that they use Profile Design aero bars most often.
We also often hear of our customers installing risers between their aero bars and The Fred Bar to provide even more vertical lift. Profile Design also offers risers.
Do you offer wholesale pricing or discounts?
If you’re interested in purchasing Fred Bars for your bike shop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.