@ryryrocco, I went through all 18 pages of this thread but I don't believe anyone asked you: Did you get a 5 port junction box to fit inside the basebar cavity? How did you do it? I'm considering the same setup (Di2 Shiv + Alpha One) but it seems a few people are having trouble hiding the junction box.
Hi All, For those that have installed the Alpha, what are you using as a hydration solution. Also, what are you using to hold your Garmin? I've mine installed and love it. Need to decide now on a hydration setup for long course and where/how to position the Garmin. Cheers. P.
I have installed the Alpha One on my Shiv. I tried to use an XLAB Torpedo BTA (that i was using previously) mounting the cage in the dragonfly mounts rather then the XLAB versa I had previously used which required me to mount my Garmin using a standard aerobar mount. When the torpedo bottle was mounted in the cage it blocked the Garmin completely. I purchased the "Space Saver Computer Mount" from XLAB, but i felt it was sitting way to high on top of the torpedo and would be to much of an aero penalty.
I switched to a Profile Design "Aero HC" bottle and mount I had lying in the spare parts bin. It fits well, but the Garmin is a little farther back then I would like. Its not right under my eyes, but almost between the pads. I do like that the profile design is a little easier to clean then the torpedo. I have had only one ride so far, but it seemed to work well.
I may try to find the "Aero Computer Mount" that came with the torpedo https://www.xlab-usa.com/...-computer-mount.html
and see if I can move the Garmin forward between wrists more, without being blocked by the bottle, but question if it will work.
Here are some shots of my setup before I changed to the Aero HC bottle.
Still have to secure the di2 wires to the monopost, to tidy up the front (done after pic) and trim the monopost (after receiving the new one and some more riding to make sure setup is dialed in)