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This integrated front end seems to be quite interesting.
Does someone has an idea about the weight ?
Is the stiffness of the base bar good ?
Awesome! Thanks mate.
I'm waiting for more reviews from triathletes first before purchasing, I'm hoping to replace my Shiv aerobars with this.
On this note though, Several people have missed the fact that it's an integrated bar/stem combo. Anyone have suggestions on how I can make this clearer? I'm still not sure how readers are missing this info.
Maybe something like:
"The all-new Alpha X isn't just the best integrated aerobar/stem system on the market."
"The bottom line is this: Alpha X is the ultimate integrated aerobar/stem system, and the ultimate upgrade for virtually any bike."
Essentially everywhere you say "aerobar" change to "integrated aerobar/stem system". Or maybe "all-in-one"? My guess is you'll probably keep fielding this no matter what you change the language to.
"One Line Robert"
That's kindof my thinking too. And there's already explicit language in the first bullet under "Purchase Info."
The folks who are confused by "bar/stem combo" or even "integrated bar/stem combo" might think "Oh cool, 'integrated' means that the two products that were designed together, I'll buy both!" -- but I will have a think on this. At least they're pleasantly surprised when they find out they don't have to spend the extra money on the Sigma ;-)
And a couple more images of Jesse's bike, from his leapdaysports.com blog:
I mainly focus on triathlons with hilly bike courses and I am currently looking to upgrade my Cannondale Slice (post 2015 model). The Alpha X, with Omega X front brake sounds like the perfect upgrade to tidy up the front end of this bike!
A few questions, does the direct mount brake adaptor come as standard with the Omega X, as I assume I'll need it? Also to get as clean a look as possible I guess I should go for the No-Hanger back plate?
Finally, and this might be a bit left field! If I also change the rear brake to an Omega X, do you know if I will be able to use the, currently unused mechanical front derailleur cable guide under the bottom bracket as a guide for the rear brake cable?
Looking at it, and guessing the likely position of the Omega X brake, the guide would appear to line up well!? I can then have an equally clean solution for the rear brake and get ride of that ridiculous cable housing currently protruding from the frame!!!?
Anyway thanks for your time!
One of these (ebay link to actual product I have) and a pic below:
Traditional mounting of the MT800 is with a bar clamp (which I'm obviously currently not using). The Alpha X design is such that I can't use either method to mount and may have to think about something on the extensions or maybe the BTA bottle mount pad.....or am I missing something. It's easier for to brainstorm these kinds of things unless I have a product in my hands to understand every nuance and possibility.