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I guess since Jim says it's awesome I should go ahead and just send my money over now, even though my Alpha X bars work just fine. I'm curious to see how this bar improves on the Alpha X.
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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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I was going to start a thread to see everyone’s guesses on the improvement over the alpha x.

I’ll start.... 10 watts or 3 min over an IM.
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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah I already asked him on IG if I could go ahead and send him my money, no response lol.

I think the main improvement is going to be ease/quickness of adjustment, not necessarily that much more aero. And that is reason enough for me to buy it and sell my alpha x as I'm planning to go see Jim in a couple of months. Being able to make changes quickly during aero testing should be huge.

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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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I thought the alpha x was supposed to be super adjustable already. Is there really that much room for improvement?
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Re: TriRig One [imswimmer328] [ In reply to ]
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Does anyone want to sell their Alpha X to upgrade? I am ready to buy. 😀
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Re: TriRig One [imswimmer328] [ In reply to ]
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There is always room to make minor changes, call them game changers, upgrades etc and cause everyone to want to pay more money for your product. See Apple.

I bet it will be pretty cool though. I’m looking forward to at least seeing it.

Reminds me of this...


https://www.youtube.com/...FmhE&app=desktop
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Re: TriRig One [imswimmer328] [ In reply to ]
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imswimmer328 wrote:
I thought the alpha x was supposed to be super adjustable already. Is there really that much room for improvement?

If you put someone on a fit bike and get there exact measurements, then the alpha x is pretty awesome. Except you have to buy an additional tilt kit if you want to angle your arms up. And you have to buy an additional adapter if you want your pads slammed with the extensions in line with the base bar.

But if you want to tinker it is a complete pain in the ass. Have to swap out little spacers and every time you do that you have to basically take the thing completely apart and put it back together again. Very time consuming.

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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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Sean H wrote:
But if you want to tinker it is a complete pain in the ass. Have to swap out little spacers and every time you do that you have to basically take the thing completely apart and put it back together again. Very time consuming.

it's pretty much like this with every bike. If you have Di2 or eTap it becomes a little bit easier but still.

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Re: TriRig One [cloy] [ In reply to ]
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cloy wrote:
Does anyone want to sell their Alpha X to upgrade? I am ready to buy. 😀[/quote



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Re: TriRig One [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Unless one is a massive disappointment my alpha x will be for sale.

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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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No, really. PM me if you decide to pull the trigger.
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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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Can you hit any reach numbers ( with in reason)? The pad adjustments look pretty large 20 mm and no stem adjustment. I'm not super happy with my Zipp Vuka but I'm really dialed in so I'm hesitant to change.
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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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If anyone wants to get ride of their Alpha's PM me.
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Re: TriRig One [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Did you use the calculator on the website? If you are locked in on a specific stack and use of stem shims vs pad shims (like if you want to completely slam the stem and only use pad spacers), then you only have 3 reach options. But the pads are pretty large and can accommodate you moving in between the 3 fixed positions.

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Re: TriRig One [imswimmer328] [ In reply to ]
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imswimmer328 wrote:
I thought the alpha x was supposed to be super adjustable already. Is there really that much room for improvement?

it was super adjustable. but not super duper adjustable. its one achilles adjustment heel was in length: it was a long bar, and didn't adjust back as well as it adjusted in every other plane.


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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe I'm dumb....where is info on the One? Can't find any.
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Re: TriRig One [trail] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Dumbass! It’s scheduled for release tomorrow.

Cheers,

Scott
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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah I did. But I'm still Leary about the reach adjustment.
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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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refthimos wrote:
I guess since Jim says it's awesome I should go ahead and just send my money over now, even though my Alpha X bars work just fine. I'm curious to see how this bar improves on the Alpha X.


I hope:
  1. Enough of the one bolt, steerer crushing (at below specified torque) stem. 2 bolt works just fine thanks.
  2. Improve the wire routing. Some holes/routing are unusable due to carbon pieces blocking the path.
  3. Make room for the Blip Box or please talk Sram into improving their monstrosity.
  4. Integrate the Hydration (see Profile Design for ideas but ignore their use of a 2lb stem).
  5. Don't take everyone's money with the promise of a totally unrealistic delivery timeframe (see TriRig or Tesla for examples)

Otherwise, still love the Alpha X.
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GreatScott wrote:
Hey Dumbass! It’s scheduled for release tomorrow.

Cheers,

Scott

How do we know this?
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Re: TriRig One [GreatScott] [ In reply to ]
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Does anyone have a idea on the price of the ONE?
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Re: TriRig One [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Seeing how it’s not released till tomorrow...

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Re: TriRig One [damon.lebeouf] [ In reply to ]
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Ok.... let's guess
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Re: TriRig One [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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I’ve been sworn to secrecy, but it’s a good price if what I heard was true.

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Re: TriRig One [trail] [ In reply to ]
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Last edited by: GreatScott: Nov 21, 17 17:46
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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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While i was reading the thread, the video just dropped on YouTube
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Re: TriRig One [Elktonkool] [ In reply to ]
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It looks beautiful!!!
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Re: TriRig One [cloy] [ In reply to ]
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Looks really clever, though would be good to see a real one and not just the rendering.

I guess for non-Omni bikes you're supposed to cut any extra length of the "stack bar" once you figure out your stack?

Edit: It's also up in the store on TriRig's page. Slowman gets the award for most puns ever in a promotional blurb.
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Re: TriRig One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27lJ7tDsv4A

I will say that Nick has a knack for coming up with what simple, but still new, designs.
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Re: TriRig One [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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Doesn’t ship until March 2018.
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Re: TriRig One [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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DFW_Tri wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27lJ7tDsv4A

I will say that Nick has a knack for coming up with what simple, but still new, designs.

This one should pay some homage to Cervelo, though. (though it does improve upon Cervelo a little, at least by initial inspection)
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Re: TriRig One [cloy] [ In reply to ]
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They have my money.....impatiently waiting. Hell yes. Bad ass.
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Re: TriRig One [Mike Alexander] [ In reply to ]
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A more detailed look from aerogeeks! Looks good and makes me want to buy a P2/3 frame then use The One and make it super slick!

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Re: TriRig One [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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DFW_Tri wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27lJ7tDsv4A

I will say that Nick has a knack for coming up with what simple, but still new, designs.

I wonder how that monopost is secured, really like the idea but if it’s just friction I’d like some evidence that hitting a bump wouldn’t result in it falling down (much)
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Re: TriRig One [SteveM] [ In reply to ]
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Wow, just wow. I thought this was going to be more like Trek's or speedshop's design. This is impressive. And UCI legal, too!


I am wondering how it would look on a regular bike. It looks tailored to their on Omni.

- Do you cut the monopost once you dial in your fit? The monopost will probably look out of place on another bike.
- Does it still hide a DI2 junction box? Does it hide DI2 cables. Loved how clean DI2 looks on an alpha X
- Love the design of the dragon fly, but can't help but be a bit concerned with its strength. If you ride really long and hit a bump. Can the dragon fly stand up to all the forward torque? The monopost looks solid as hell but the dragon fly less so
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SteveM wrote:
DFW_Tri wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27lJ7tDsv4A

I will say that Nick has a knack for coming up with what simple, but still new, designs.


I wonder how that monopost is secured, really like the idea but if it’s just friction I’d like some evidence that hitting a bump wouldn’t result in it falling down (much)

There is a 4mm bolt on the front of the base bar.
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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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Just sending my money in now as well. This will work perfect on a IA

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bloodyshogun wrote:
Wow, just wow. I thought this was going to be more like Trek's or speedshop's design. This is impressive. And UCI legal, too!


I am wondering how it would look on a regular bike. It looks tailored to their on Omni.

- Do you cut the monopost once you dial in your fit? The monopost will probably look out of place on another bike.
- Does it still hide a DI2 junction box? Does it hide DI2 cables. Loved how clean DI2 looks on an alpha X
- Love the design of the dragon fly, but can't help but be a bit concerned with its strength. If you ride really long and hit a bump. Can the dragon fly stand up to all the forward torque? The monopost looks solid as hell but the dragon fly less so

Putting mine on a Shiv. Plan to experiment a bit and then cut off the excess to clean up the front end. However, if you didn't cut it.....you are talking about an aerodynamic piece that sits in front of a wider head tube. It is possible that having the smaller piece in front of the head tube actually breaks up the wind and helps aerodynamically. Hoping that data is in the aero results when they publish.

It looks like the Di2 junction box fits under the dust cover. Would have been awesome if you could squeeze a blip box in there.
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Re: TriRig One [Mike Alexander] [ In reply to ]
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I think everyone is assuming that the blip box will be going away soon, thus not designing for it.

Mike Alexander wrote:
Would have been awesome if you could squeeze a blip box in there.
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bloodyshogun wrote:
I think everyone is assuming that the blip box will be going away soon, thus not designing for it.

Mike Alexander wrote:
Would have been awesome if you could squeeze a blip box in there.

Yeah...I have heard those rumors.
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Re: TriRig One [trail] [ In reply to ]
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Looks amazing on the Omni - really completes that bike.

Questions for Nick:
- What is the extension width?
- Does the Aerobar Y include a headset cover?
- Any reason that the pad mount holes aren't 6mm wider each side to make the narrowest pad setting possible?
- Expected weight?
- What HTA is the straight Y increment based on?

Some observations:
- 8x as many possible configurations as the Alpha X, though this number is a little inflated by modelling the riser in 1mm increments. Even if we worked to 5mm steps (which is a pretty tight tolerance for most aerobar XY searches) it's still a significant step up from the Alpha X
- Still on the long side for reach for the wider market, good for those pursuing fast positions

XY Fit range vs Alpha X is the same apart from greater granularity on stack



Not as low as the extreme undermount position with Enve, but more overall Y range


Finer adjustment on Y and a touch lower than Profile Design Aeria Ultimate, but a lot less adjustment in X



More useful pad width options than Alpha X




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Doesn’t ship until March 2018.

Dammit!

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Re: TriRig One [Sean H] [ In reply to ]
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The specific shape of the BTA mount let me think that we'll can clip a aero hydration system ?
Perhaps tririg upgrade ?

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Re: TriRig Alpha One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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Does anyone know if this will work on older p2's as well? Looks great and have been thinking about a upgrade.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One [oscaro] [ In reply to ]
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as mentioned, first thing i thought when i saw it was P5X.

looks quite awesome and looks killer on the tririg bike.

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jrielley wrote:
A more detailed look from aerogeeks! Looks good and makes me want to buy a P2/3 frame then use The One and make it super slick!

I have three TriRig Alpha X bars, one on a P3. It is pretty nice, looks very sharp. I guess this new bar looks super adjustable, which is awesome, but I'm having a hard time understanding what is better about this bar if you have no trouble fitting the existing Alpha X? Given TriRig history with product quality, surprised so many people are lined up to be first users! Think I'd happily buy an Alpha X on sale instead.

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Re: TriRig One [ericlambi] [ In reply to ]
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ericlambi wrote:
jrielley wrote:
A more detailed look from aerogeeks! Looks good and makes me want to buy a P2/3 frame then use The One and make it super slick!

I have three TriRig Alpha X bars, one on a P3. It is pretty nice, looks very sharp. I guess this new bar looks super adjustable, which is awesome, but I'm having a hard time understanding what is better about this bar if you have no trouble fitting the existing Alpha X? Given TriRig history with product quality, surprised so many people are lined up to be first users! Think I'd happily buy an Alpha X on sale instead.

All the bike fitters are getting excited: easy to adjust so it makes their job much simpler and quicker.

And of course you'll need to visit them again to make more minor adjustments to get an even "better" position. And again. And again.

And where's the data/tests to show it really is their "fastest bar ever"?

Apart from the ease of adjustment I'd be surprised if there's any measurable real world performance benefit over the Alpha X.
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Re: TriRig One [ericlambi] [ In reply to ]
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Those running DI2 where would you put the junction box? Would I be better off with the Alpha X?
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Re: TriRig One [moonmonkey02] [ In reply to ]
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moonmonkey02 wrote:

And where's the data/tests to show it really is their "fastest bar ever"?

Apart from the ease of adjustment I'd be surprised if there's any measurable real world performance benefit over the Alpha X.

It’s slowtwitch.....

People are going to buy it because someone said it was fast

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Re: TriRig One [Mike Alexander] [ In reply to ]
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Mike Alexander wrote:
SteveM wrote:
DFW_Tri wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27lJ7tDsv4A

I will say that Nick has a knack for coming up with what simple, but still new, designs.


I wonder how that monopost is secured, really like the idea but if it’s just friction I’d like some evidence that hitting a bump wouldn’t result in it falling down (much)

There is a 4mm bolt on the front of the base bar.

Yeah, saw that, but how is it holding the monopost? If it's like the cervelo seatpost then it could drop over time, if it only falls a short way then it's probably not a big issue, but if a big bump caused a big drop it could get a bit sketchy.
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Re: TriRig One [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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where do you hide a di2 junction box? doesn't look like there is any place to do that on the bars and no mention on tririg site

personally, i'd prefer a more drop integrated stem to get base bar lower like the enve or profile set ups
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Re: TriRig One [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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What Am I missing...how does the One adjust back any more or differently than the Alpha ?
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Re: TriRig One [ericlambi] [ In reply to ]
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The bar looks sooo easy to adjust so, for me, getting a new bike and dialing in fit would be a lot easier. Now if I were to be putting a bar on an existing frame where I knew coordinates I don’t think it would matter as much.

But love the easy stack adjustment. I remember Trevor Wuertle saying he lowers/raises his P5x bats depending on course and distance of the race.

I’d be happy to take someone’s X cheap when they upgrade to The One!

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Re: TriRig One [jrielley] [ In reply to ]
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Will sell you mine for sure
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Re: TriRig One [jeffp] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, can a Di2 junction box fit be hidden? Also, is there any public data out there that compres the Enve bar/stem to this one? If the Di2 box won't fit inside the One, what does that do to its drag? Before I trade in my Enve bars, I'd need to know what I was gaining if anything.
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Re: TriRig One [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Surprised it isn’t much more (at least with the free extensions special) than the now discounted alpha x
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Re: TriRig One [TPerry] [ In reply to ]
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TPerry wrote:
Yes, can a Di2 junction box fit be hidden?

Just looking at the photo, it appears to have the same sort of cavity inside the stem that the Alpha X has. The junction box fits in there.

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Re: TriRig One [UKINNY] [ In reply to ]
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Sorry... Weight question

What bar parts are actually weighed.... on the TriRig website it says

Alpha X - 650g
Alpha One - 920g

Anyone know ?
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Re: TriRig One [ericlambi] [ In reply to ]
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TPerry wrote:
Yes, can a Di2 junction box fit be hidden?


Just looking at the photo, it appears to have the same sort of cavity inside the stem that the Alpha X has. The junction box fits in there.

I already talked to them about the junction box. Here is what they said.


Me: Is there a compartment for the DI2 junction box on the Alpha one?

Tririg: Not exactly. Some smaller junctions can fit inside the stem cavity but not all of them.
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Re: TriRig One [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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cyclenutnz wrote:
Looks amazing on the Omni - really completes that bike.

I don't know about you but seeing this bar makes me want to by the *Omni* and not just the One.... compelling.

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Re: TriRig One [TPerry] [ In reply to ]
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I would presume the stem asnper the previous bar/stem. I doubt there has been a direct comparison between the two bars particularly as it is Just out. Jim (ERO) might have some idea on how compatible they are aero wise.
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Re: TriRig One [TPerry] [ In reply to ]
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way too much time on your hands.......get back on your bike
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Re: TriRig One [Willi3ja] [ In reply to ]
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Willi3ja wrote:
Surprised it isn’t much more (at least with the free extensions special) than the now discounted alpha x

You guys will hate me for this, but I told Nick he wasn't charging enough for it. In fact, I think the price is waaaay to low. Luckily for you, he didn't listen to me.

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Re: TriRig One [Keith-OH] [ In reply to ]
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Keith-OH wrote:
ericlambi wrote:
TPerry wrote:
Yes, can a Di2 junction box fit be hidden?


Just looking at the photo, it appears to have the same sort of cavity inside the stem that the Alpha X has. The junction box fits in there.


I already talked to them about the junction box. Here is what they said.


Me: Is there a compartment for the DI2 junction box on the Alpha one?

Tririg: Not exactly. Some smaller junctions can fit inside the stem cavity but not all of them.

so no hidden DI2 box? well crap.

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Re: TriRig One [Jim@EROsports] [ In reply to ]
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Willi3ja wrote:
Surprised it isn’t much more (at least with the free extensions special) than the now discounted alpha x


You guys will hate me for this, but I told Nick he wasn't charging enough for it. In fact, I think the price is waaaay to low. Luckily for you, he didn't listen to me.

You always say this about new products that launch with top-of-market pricing. The Giro Aerohead was and is expensive as shit, and so is the TriRig One (and all other TriRig products). $1,000 is a huge sum of money for a component on a bicycle, and this is a component sold directly to consumers! You have to figure 80% gross margins on this stuff.

Let me guess, though.... You tested it at the velodrome and it's 15 watts faster that the Alpha X? Is that less or more than Tim O'Donnell gained from the Aerohead?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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refthimos wrote:
I guess since Jim says it's awesome I should go ahead and just send my money over now

Which is just such a ridiculous thing. Especially when this is the same person arguing for you to need to send as much money over as possible!
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Re: TriRig One [UKINNY] [ In reply to ]
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Sweet! Good thing is the March date leaves me enough time to save money and find a good deal on a frame.

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Re: TriRig One [Jim@EROsports] [ In reply to ]
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Jim@EROsports wrote:
Willi3ja wrote:
Surprised it isn’t much more (at least with the free extensions special) than the now discounted alpha x


You guys will hate me for this, but I told Nick he wasn't charging enough for it. In fact, I think the price is waaaay to low. Luckily for you, he didn't listen to me.

kind of a category killer... not only is he not charging more, or more than other brands, but he's only charging what he used to charge for AlphaX and is passing the savings on to that tier by discounting the X.

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kileyay wrote:
Is that less or more than Tim O'Donnell gained from the Aerohead?

Tim gained because he stopped being a "periscope head"

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Re: TriRig One [ericMPro] [ In reply to ]
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ericMPro wrote:
kileyay wrote:
Is that less or more than Tim O'Donnell gained from the Aerohead?


Tim gained because he stopped being a "periscope head"

Actually, no, Tim gained because of Jim @ERO. I saw it right here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbxMHSUHJIJ/

Night and day difference! Somebody fire Steinmetz!

And power output increased too!
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Re: TriRig One [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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kileyay wrote:
Jim@EROsports wrote:
Willi3ja wrote:
Surprised it isn’t much more (at least with the free extensions special) than the now discounted alpha x


You guys will hate me for this, but I told Nick he wasn't charging enough for it. In fact, I think the price is waaaay to low. Luckily for you, he didn't listen to me.


You always say this about new products that launch with top-of-market pricing. The Giro Aerohead was and is expensive as shit, and so is the TriRig One (and all other TriRig products). $1,000 is a huge sum of money for a component on a bicycle, and this is a component sold directly to consumers! You have to figure 80% gross margins on this stuff.

Let me guess, though.... You tested it at the velodrome and it's 15 watts faster that the Alpha X? Is that less or more than Tim O'Donnell gained from the Aerohead?

Considering what competitors are selling their bars for, I would say $1K is pretty cheap for what you're getting. The market will let him know, but I'm betting he could have raised that price. I never blame anyone for creating something and selling it for what the market is willing to pay.

Haven't aero tested it yet. Likely don't plan to do so unless he wants to pay me to do it, or someone comes in to test.

Who said anything about the Aerohead testing fast on TO? We tested it, the P09, the Oakley, Smith, Bontrager, and others. You'll know what was best when you see him race in 2018. Assuming anything from a GIF is not wise.

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To defend Matt, not that he needs it, that position wasn't from him. He's positioned TO in the past, but that was not his work.

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Re: TriRig One [ericMPro] [ In reply to ]
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I watched the video and thought “it’s a cool concept”. But then the showed the shot of the Omni and how it covers the monospacer when it’s below the stem and my thoughts became “well crap, should’ve waited a couple months to buy a new bike”

Matt
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What Am I missing...how does the One adjust back any more or differently than the Alpha ?

i don't know that you're missing anything. the alpha x had one adjustment limitation: it didn't go back as far as i'd have liked. down? yes. out? yes. up? yes. back? less so.

i don't see that this is changed materially in the alpha one.


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ericMPro wrote:
Jim@EROsports wrote:
Willi3ja wrote:
Surprised it isn’t much more (at least with the free extensions special) than the now discounted alpha x


You guys will hate me for this, but I told Nick he wasn't charging enough for it. In fact, I think the price is waaaay to low. Luckily for you, he didn't listen to me.


kind of a category killer... not only is he not charging more, or more than other brands, but he's only charging what he used to charge for AlphaX and is passing the savings on to that tier by discounting the X.

Actually, no. That's not how this stuff works. He has developed a new mold now, which is a huge fixed cost, so the new products have to remain expensive to cover that incremental cost. As you amortize the...fuck it. Just, this isn't going to save anyone money, including TriRig.

I have to say, I don't understand this product. I don't understand why you announce it 6 months in advance of its best case ready-by date, which is "March" (July? September?) when it doesn't even seem there is a working/functional prototype. Nobody domestically is buying new front ends right now. It's cold as all hell outside. So why do fire sale pricing on your soon-to-be -- or not so soon to be, as it may turn out -- 'legacy' product, just so that you can clear out a bunch of inventory months in advance, with the new product leaked days before Black Friday. So I don't get any of that.

I also don't understand how we hear all this talk about UCI-Illegal front ends and monster air foils and the wisdom of hiding your junction box and wires and how that means SPEED, but then we are supposed to put this 'improvement' on the bike, which takes a big step backwards in all of those categories except for the speed you can get at your annual pilgrimage to A2. And it's heavier? The Omni is already heavy as shit.

Besides all that, what about this single 4 MM bolt that holds the mono riser jawn, secured by a pushing wedge? If that doesn't scare you, I don't know what does. The hell if I'm running that at the top of the stack envelope on the roads I ride, not that I would need to. We all saw the Factor-gate video. And then for those, like me, who are riding the lowest line on the stack envelope, this product makes even less sense compared to an Alpha X.

Is it possible that we are going too far in the name of adjustability with all this? It just feels like there are too many compromises.

And I don't see how the compromises make it make sense as a front end for someone who either a) knows their fit and/or desired fit well or b) knows nothing about how to alter their on fit. So, for the most experienced and simply for most triathletes, the primary advantage of the product is largely lost. Sure, this makes the life of a fitter recently...I get that. There are already a bunch of fitters shilling for it here. And it seems to nicely complete the Omni. But I just don't see it being successful -- or at least, not as successful as predecessor products -- unless the execution is just unspeakably good. And that has not always been the case with TriRig's most ambitious new products.

The Alpha X is already a best in class front end, and probably among the fastest. I think I would stick with it for the foreseeable future.
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Re: TriRig One [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Oh ok I thought you indicated the One addressed that limitation.
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Re: TriRig One [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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cyclenutnz wrote:

Questions for Nick:
- Does the Aerobar Y include a headset cover?

One of the renderings on the TriRig site shows that the stem includes an inset underside to function as a built in headset cover. So my guess would be the y data is based on it sitting down near the toptube w/o an additional headset cover.
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Re: TriRig One [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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My primary concern in failure would be not the mast but the two bolt inserts that most of your weight will be on(arduro high V)

Also how are your shifter cables/wires being run from extensions back? I can’t see anything internal.

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Re: TriRig One [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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“The Alpha X is already a best in class front end, and probably among the fastest. I think I would stick with it for the foreseeable future.“

Thanks for good perspective on the One.

How would you rate the Alpha X relative to Profile Design’s Aeria Ultimate? In other words, which bar do you think is a better choice for those that have settled into a position and are looking for something fast and reliable?

Scot
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GreatScott wrote:
“The Alpha X is already a best in class front end, and probably among the fastest. I think I would stick with it for the foreseeable future.“

Thanks for good perspective on the One.

How would you rate the Alpha X relative to Profile Design’s Aeria Ultimate? In other words, which bar do you think is a better choice for those that have settled into a position and are looking for something fast and reliable?

Scot

i would be intersted in this too. with a qr pr6 disc with an integrated stem, i can't use the alpha x or one, so I'm choosing beteen the pd aeria ultimate and the new morf bars.

2018 Races: IM Santa Rosa, Vineman Monte Rio, Lake Tahoe 70.3
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Re: TriRig One [GreatScott] [ In reply to ]
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GreatScott wrote:
“The Alpha X is already a best in class front end, and probably among the fastest. I think I would stick with it for the foreseeable future.“

Thanks for good perspective on the One.

How would you rate the Alpha X relative to Profile Design’s Aeria Ultimate? In other words, which bar do you think is a better choice for those that have settled into a position and are looking for something fast and reliable?

Scot

If you are in the exact position (+/- 2mm) that you need on the Alpha X, I can’t imagine a scenario that the AU is going to be superior aerodynamically.

But because of how weird aero is and how dependent it is on your body and on your body being in the best position, there’s a very real possibility that the superior adjustability of the PD’s AU could trump the aero superiority of TriRig’s AX.

And that’s what Profile Design’s product may be boasting, even as their super adjustable bar solution doesn’t seem like a competitor aerodynamically. Look at the AU next to the 3T Ventus and they just aren’t similar.

But TriRig Alpha X seems pretty similar to the Ventus. Not as similar as the Premier Tactical bar is to the Ventus, but pretty similar.

They’re both good bars. As to what takes precedence — fit or aero — the answer is that they are equivalent and interchangeable and one in the fucking same. Fit is aero and aero is fit.

You’ll never be able to know which product is better for you (I.e. faster for you) without extensive testing. So just choose one in this case.

As we get into this era of peak aero and our equipment is, for all intents and purposes, performance equivalent, I guess we start to focus the conversation on fit and adjustability.

Which is great. Let’s have that talk.

But let’s not lose sight of the goal which is to get from point A to point B as fast as possible — and in specific cases, with enough left in your spine to run very fast for some distance.
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Re: TriRig One [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you.

While I chew on that, there is also the viability of the AX. As you pointed out earlier, TriRig’s blowout of that bar implies a decision to discontinue the product and (eventually) the related customer support.

All good food for thought over the Thanksgiving Day feast.

Scott
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Re: TriRig One [Jim@EROsports] [ In reply to ]
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I guess if you go too expensive you move into the territory of super bikes with integrated front ends. In the UK the Trek Speed Concept frameset sells for £2500 and the new Cube Aerium C68 around £3500 both of which include integrated front ends (The cube also includes brakes).

If you go for a Cervelo P3 the frameset is £2299 add in a bar/stem combo if it is much over a grand then it become a bit less of a value way to gain a super bike.
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Re: TriRig One [GreatScott] [ In reply to ]
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GreatScott wrote:
How would you rate the Alpha X relative to Profile Design’s Aeria Ultimate? In other words, which bar do you think is a better choice for those that have settled into a position and are looking for something fast and reliable?

I expect the Alpha X would handily beat the AU in the tunnel for bike only testing. And the Alpha One would be further ahead.
Things change with a rider on though, much smaller gaps and sometimes reversed order.

AU far more adjustable so there is a higher chance of getting into a better position. Sometimes a 'settled position' turns out not to be the last word when gaining adjustability opens more positional options.

Here's an example of a fit I did last week where we switched a P3 from the stock 3T Vola (which are basically as fast as AU bike only). Had previously optimised his fit as much as possible with the Vola so baseline was with AU matched to that position.

Fit performed with Velogic 3D Motion (to track angles and lateral motion) and 3D Aero (dynamic frontal area measurement)



We could have hit the same position by tilting the whole Vola bar up 12 degrees and fitting a longer stem, but that's not really a practical solution. And while it turned out that his existing pad width was best for him - AU gave the possibility to make small changes to test that.

So having a more adjustable aerobar opened up the opportunity for far more significant aero changes than could be achieved by a change in the aerodynamics of the bar itself. And for an Elite - this is a big deal.

Note for Grill: 3D Aero is not intended to give an absolute CdA - it will be in the ballpark but is really intended for measuring changes in FA. His actual CdA would be a little lower than that.


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Re: TriRig One [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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When I look at the pictures on TriRig I am surprised by how much frontal area is a "flat plate". There aren't many shapes that have a higher Cd and the area, especially under the arm pads, looks to have a decent amount of surface area exposed. In the age of marginal gains, this doesn't look good to the eyeball windtunnel. Let's hope this is the prototype.
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Re: TriRig One [grumpier.mike] [ In reply to ]
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grumpier.mike wrote:
When I look at the pictures on TriRig I am surprised by how much frontal area is a "flat plate". There aren't many shapes that have a higher Cd and the area, especially under the arm pads, looks to have a decent amount of surface area exposed. In the age of marginal gains, this doesn't look good to the eyeball windtunnel. Let's hope this is the prototype.


Also the shaders used in rendering can only do some with a black model. I wouldn't assume that what looks flat really is.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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I have a TriRig Alpha X with tilt kit and gamma extensions that I'm about to place in the classifieds. If anyone is interested, please PM me.

I switched to the PD Aeria Ultimate. For no reason other than because I wanted to try it. The Alpha X is awesome. Nothing bad to say about it.

2018 Races:
Finland 70.3, Lahti, Finland, June 30th | Jonkoping 70.3, Jonkoping, Sweden, July 8th | Augusta 70.3,
September 23rd
| Waco 70.3, Waco, TX, October 28th | Cartagena 70.3, Cartagena, Colombia December 2nd

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If I remember right, if you pre ordered the Alpha One, you got a free set of Gamma One extensions that were due to be shipped in January.
Has anyone received their free extensions?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [ccassidy] [ In reply to ]
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Gamma One has not shipped yet. They are finished, on their way from the factory now, and should be shipping before the month is out. Same with Gamma 24, same shipment.

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Re: TriRig One [Sanrafaeltri] [ In reply to ]
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Sanrafaeltri wrote:
GreatScott wrote:
“The Alpha X is already a best in class front end, and probably among the fastest. I think I would stick with it for the foreseeable future.“

Thanks for good perspective on the One.

How would you rate the Alpha X relative to Profile Design’s Aeria Ultimate? In other words, which bar do you think is a better choice for those that have settled into a position and are looking for something fast and reliable?

Scot


i would be intersted in this too. with a qr pr6 disc with an integrated stem, i can't use the alpha x or one, so I'm choosing beteen the pd aeria ultimate and the new morf bars.

As a MORF advocate and someone who really likes QR's bikes, I'd be cautious with combining the PR6 with the MORF bar. Make sure you have a plan for your hydration system. The MORF bar brings with it some new and interesting challenges :)

WTB: TriRig Omega SV (not x). PM me if you have one :)
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Re: TriRig One [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Green,

I talked with Frank about BTA hydration. He said this would work:

http://www.profile-design.com/product/hydration/aerodrink-basebar-bracket/


What are your thoughts?



2018 Races: IM Santa Rosa, Vineman Monte Rio, Lake Tahoe 70.3
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Re: TriRig One [Sanrafaeltri] [ In reply to ]
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That should work. IIRC he's working on his own bracket that functions in a similar fashion. I just wanted you to be aware that your hydration options with the MORF are a bit more limited than a traditional bar.

WTB: TriRig Omega SV (not x). PM me if you have one :)
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Re: TriRig One [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah didn't he have plan for a bracket, I think he referred to it as the "popsicle stick" bracket for BTA drinks like Torhans, Aerodrink etc. shown in the pre-order?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One [refthimos] [ In reply to ]
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How much narrower is the 1 over the X?
The X and classic have in my opinion a very wide cross section but the 1 looks quite a bit skinnier. Any one have that measurement on the new bar? I don't see it on the Tririg site.
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Re: TriRig One [ClayDavis] [ In reply to ]
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ClayDavis wrote:
Yeah didn't he have plan for a bracket, I think he referred to it as the "popsicle stick" bracket for BTA drinks like Torhans, Aerodrink etc. shown in the pre-order?

He’s mentioned a few possibilities to me and I have a few ideas of my own. You can PM me if you want. I don’t want to hijack this thread.

WTB: TriRig Omega SV (not x). PM me if you have one :)
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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I assume an etap blip box is too big to fit in the cavity?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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DFW_Tri wrote:
I assume an etap blip box is too big to fit in the cavity?
Unfortunately correct. That BlipBox is enormous.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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TriRig wrote:
DFW_Tri wrote:
I assume an etap blip box is too big to fit in the cavity?
Unfortunately correct. That BlipBox is enormous.


How much narrower is the one over the alpha now that it's UCI legal. I can see it's not as wide but don't see that measurement on the site.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Is stack on integrated stem 25mm?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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Fishbum wrote:
TriRig wrote:
DFW_Tri wrote:
I assume an etap blip box is too big to fit in the cavity?
Unfortunately correct. That BlipBox is enormous.


How much narrower is the one over the alpha now that it's UCI legal. I can see it's not as wide but don't see that measurement on the site.
Do you mean the chord depth of the base bar? That varies over the course of the bar, but maybe on average it’s ~20mm shallower? Just guessing, I’m answering from a phone and don’t have the models here.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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Measuring where to where?

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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 I thougt Alpha X stem listed 25mm stack on your website so I assumed the Alpha One integrated stem would have the same but why don’t you lay out pertinent stem height measurements rather than my trying to guess what I should be asking for. Then I can clarify from there if I still have more questions. Thanks!
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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We list all the specs for Alpha One in the fit guide here: http://www.tririg.com/...lphaone&page=fit

If you don't input any bike model, it'll give you numbers for the Alpha One by itself. Minimum stack to the pads is 55mm. Wherever you would want to measure on the integrated stem is somewhat irrelevant, since it can only be used as a complete system.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Fair enough. Let me clarify. I am not talking in terms of fit coordinates; I only wanting to know the literal height at the back of the stem as I am trying to determine which bento box may fit the best flush against the stem (I realize that may change depending on the addition of any spacers). So, what is the "height" of the stem at the back without any spacers?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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Got it. So what you're actually looking for is the Y-component of the total length of the clamping area, including cable cover. Sorry for the confusion, that's not what I usually think of when referring to the "stack" of a given part. Anyway, the number you're looking for is 44mm:



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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks. Yeah, I realized after writing the word "stack" that I was misusing it.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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What is the width of the stem towards the back? I have a Canyon Speedmax CF and was curious how the stem width would work with the "bento box" that came with the bike as far as being flush or hiding behind the stem.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [jb27] [ In reply to ]
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jb27 wrote:
What is the width of the stem towards the back? I have a Canyon Speedmax CF and was curious how the stem width would work with the "bento box" that came with the bike as far as being flush or hiding behind the stem.
Right about 44mm. (That's not a typo, just happens to be the same as the last measurement requested above).

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks!
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Alpha One is Approximately 930g complete with extensions and Ergo Cups.
Alpha X is Approximately 650g complete with extensions (although it is presumably non Ergo cups)

Is the above accurate? If so, what accounts for big weight difference?

Also, if ordered now, are these still shipping in March?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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DFW_Tri wrote:
Alpha One is Approximately 930g complete with extensions and Ergo Cups.
Alpha X is Approximately 650g complete with extensions (although it is presumably non Ergo cups)

Is the above accurate? If so, what accounts for big weight difference?

Also, if ordered now, are these still shipping in March?
First, there's the ~100g difference in cups (Alpha X's published spec is with the Ultralight Cups). Second, Alpha X's spec is at minimum stack (no extra spacers, shortest bolts, no tilt kit). Once you add tilt, and stack, and the same cups, they are pretty close in weight. But it's not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, given their very different assembly method, and the fact that Alpha One has many more mounting points. Alpha One has 5 threaded BTA holes, and 8 threaded arm cup holes -- this is more than double what Alpha X has, and each little threaded insert adds a little weight too.

We are still working very hard to get our first batch shipped out during March, stay tuned for updates. Right now that's still our best estimate.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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I think his question was (which I have the same), if I order right now would I get one from batch 1 or would I have to wait for batch 2?

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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I've been looking at different bar options ever since Specialized ruined the front end of my Shiv with their bar recall and I'm just curious about your "Huge Sale" savings that you have on the website that I presumed were an effort to move Alpha X stock before the Alpha One becomes available.
The cost for an Alpha X ($749) + the tilt kit ($215 incl the -10%) does not include extensions comes to $964 (including extensions would be ($849 + $215 = $1,064).
The cost for an Alpha One ($999) includes extensions.

I included the tilt kit cost for the Alpha X as that results in similar adjustments (although not as easy - according to your info).

Both say they ship in "Late March"

Why would anyone pay more for the Alpha X over the more adjustable and apparently upgraded Alpha One product?
I guess if you absolutely know you do not want to be able to alter your extension angle you can save the $215.

Not bashing the products - I really like your gear and innovation - just seems odd pricing.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [HoustonTri(er)] [ In reply to ]
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Agreed. I did this math too. The math may be explainable for manufacturing reasons but regardless, it is odd to price the outdated model more expensively.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [HoustonTri(er)] [ In reply to ]
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To be clear, Alpha X will remain a current product, it's not being discontinued. It offers a lighter total package, even if you add the tilt kit. And as you pointed out, if you don't need tilt, it is quite a bit less expensive. Regarding the price with/without extensions, the Alpha One pricing only includes extensions as a pre-order bonus (we did the same thing with Alpha X when it was first launched). That bonus will disappear once the bars are a regularly-stocked product.

For many customers, Alpha One may be a much better value proposition, and more attractive for their needs. That's why we developed it in the first place. But others still love Alpha X. We continue to sell lots of them, and we have no plans to stop.

Regarding new orders, we do think we can still meet new preorders with our first production batch, yes. So the estimate you see is still the estimate for a new order.

Thanks for all the interest, everyone! We are VERY excited to finally put these in customers' hands.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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TriRig wrote:
Got it. So what you're actually looking for is the Y-component of the total length of the clamping area, including cable cover. Sorry for the confusion, that's not what I usually think of when referring to the "stack" of a given part. Anyway, the number you're looking for is 44mm:


Could you also give the dimension for the "stem clamp height"
Basically want to know what the minimum exposed steerer tube needs to be for superbike compatibility (Felt IA, P5, etc)

Thanks!
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [onearmedraider] [ In reply to ]
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It’s 29mm tall along the steerer axis, but 1.5mm on the bottom surface is counterbored for covering the headset. So effectively 27.5mm long. Subtract the usual 2-3mm for preload, and you need about 25mm of exposed steerer above your headset compression ring.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Has anyone received their's yet? I saw that the first batch was sent out. I'm considering getting these or the Alpha X's for my Ordu OMP.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [kart17] [ In reply to ]
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Yes I got mine a week ago, building up my Omni right now. Waiting on 4 Di2 wires from competitive cycle. Front end is together running cables.
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rhudson wrote:
Yes I got mine a week ago, building up my Omni right now. Waiting on 4 Di2 wires from competitive cycle. Front end is together running cables.

Pics or it never happened!!! Also a detailed review about the bike as a whole please... asking for a friend😉😉😉

Speed kills unless you have speed skills!!!
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [playero] [ In reply to ]
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To hard to post pictures slowtwich i do not bother anymore. If you want some pictures by some other means that can be arranged. Bike is very high quality. So far easy build. Will have everything together this week except for cranks and chain , no press for bottom bracket. That will be done in 4 weeks when I get home. (Out of state ) Build will be done middle of May.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [kart17] [ In reply to ]
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I got mine, and it is now installed on my Felt IA16. A huge thanks to Jim at ERO Sports for finding time to get me fitted and dialed in, and of course to Nick at TriRig for getting the bar out in time for me to get it ready and tested for IMTX.

My first impressions: The arm cups and pads are phenomenal. Extremely comfortable. I also have the Gamma One extensions and they also feel great. I didn't think I had this much room for improvement in terms of comfort over my old setup. And you should have seen how easily and quickly Jim went through incremental changes in the fit. I would literally just sit up for a few seconds while he made several tiny adjustments. As far as the ride, once again they were great. Stable, comfortable, and steering feels very steady. And, of course, looks. I think they look absolutely badass, but here are some pics. You be the judge:





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If I am the judge — I just like the look of the Alpha X a lot better. This bar just looks too...UCI. It looks a lot like the regular IA bar, which isn’t that hot. A large non-virtual airfoil bar is the hottest bar
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Here you go Rob...



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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe pedantic but unless it is trimmed flush at the bottom of the stem I'm not a fan of the look. I do like it's ease of adjustment but a single bolt worries holding the force put through your bars.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [Shambolic] [ In reply to ]
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Shambolic wrote:
Maybe pedantic but unless it is trimmed flush at the bottom of the stem I'm not a fan of the look. I do like it's ease of adjustment but a single bolt worries holding the force put through your bars.

I have been waiting for owner pictures and glad to see one on a Felt IA since that is what I have. That is my same thought and would consider trimming once the fit is settled as TriRig said can be done. I am also concerned about the holding force and if trimming flush with the bottom of the bar will have an impact. I am still having issues with the Felt bars moving around and I continue to do the remedies that people have suggested to stop the movement. One of the reasons I am thinking about replacing them, but I want to make sure if I do what I get will be rock solid and stable.
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robegan99 wrote:
And you should have seen how easily and quickly Jim went through incremental changes in the fit. I would literally just sit up for a few seconds while he made several tiny adjustments.
Woohoo! That’s exactly why we made the bar. So glad to hear you are getting along well with it!

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [Shambolic] [ In reply to ]
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Shambolic wrote:
I do like it's ease of adjustment but a single bolt worries holding the force put through your bars.

That was my initial thought as well, but don’t we ride with a single bolt holding our seatpost and I would hazard to guess the forces imparted through the saddle are greater than those imparted through aero bars.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Nick,

I’ve already order the bar but two questions:

Will you eventually offer a replacement post for those that do consider trimming it?

Besides the fairing you will be releasing eventually, what about bottle integration like the PD one?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [Felt_Rider] [ In reply to ]
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Felt_Rider wrote:
Shambolic wrote:
Maybe pedantic but unless it is trimmed flush at the bottom of the stem I'm not a fan of the look. I do like it's ease of adjustment but a single bolt worries holding the force put through your bars.


I have been waiting for owner pictures and glad to see one on a Felt IA since that is what I have. That is my same thought and would consider trimming once the fit is settled as TriRig said can be done. I am also concerned about the holding force and if trimming flush with the bottom of the bar will have an impact. I am still having issues with the Felt bars moving around and I continue to do the remedies that people have suggested to stop the movement. One of the reasons I am thinking about replacing them, but I want to make sure if I do what I get will be rock solid and stable.

I do intend to trim the post once I am certain the fit is dialed in. I don't see how doing so will have any impact aside from improving aesthetics (marginal aero? who knows). Having installed, adjusted, and ridden on the bar, I can tell you I have no concerns about the single bolt holding the monopost. I don't have any experience with the Felt bars, however. So I can't offer you any direct comparison.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [robegan99] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks
I am seriously considering this option.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [kart17] [ In reply to ]
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Agreed - definitely looking forward to hearing this answer.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [kart17] [ In reply to ]
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kart17 wrote:
Will you eventually offer a replacement post for those that do consider trimming it?
Yes! The factory is currently at capacity just filling our regular orders, but I've already placed an order for an additional complement of Monoposts, specifically for this purpose. Should be ~$95 or so for a replacement post. Not looking to make those a profit center, just a convenient option for those who need it.

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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [kileyay] [ In reply to ]
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I don't believe that anything can truly beat the Ventus 1 and 2.

The 1 because it's just SO thin, and the built in levers leave you with the impression that no compromises were made for comfort, reliability, or function. Just fast, fast, fast.
The 2 because it has a Bat Wing feel too it due to the massive drop to the base. Still thin, still extremely deep. Excellent routing, other than for the front brake. They did a poor job there, but it's easily rectified with a dremel.
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [TriRig] [ In reply to ]
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Nick

Saw on your site that the Alpha One orders placed today will be fulfilled by end of May. Is this still holding true?
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Re: TriRig Alpha One - Gamma one [Savage8778] [ In reply to ]
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We are doing our best to stay current and updating that projection whenever we have better info.

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