The new TriRig Alpha One introduces an entirely new mounting and adjustment method to triathlon aerobar extensions, making us wonder how no one thought of this before. Using a single pillar to raise and lower the aero assembly, a single bolt lets you fine tune the height without spacers or other cockpit adjustments. Quite simply, this is brilliant.

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

The design erases the headaches of other systems, and hides all of the cables, wires and hoses, producing a very clean (and very aerodynamic) front end. And you still get a massive range of fit adjustments for tilt, elbow pad placement, and length. Here’s the video:

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

All bolts are easily accessible, so you don’t have to move one thing to adjust another. And they all use a 4mm hex wrench, minimizing the number of tools you need. Even better, it comes with the beautiful Silca allen wrench!

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

It comes with 10mm, 20mm and 40mm lower spacers to set the stem’s height on your steerer tube. Then, trim the steerer to finish just under the included cover plate, which hides that and any cables, wires or brake hoses, shooting them out the back. There’s also a universal fit front brake port underneath that allows for brake lines to pass through…or acts as a cable stop for center pull style mechanical rim brakes.

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

The extension mount is full carbon and fits any standard round extension. Two bolts at the back allow tilt adjustment, and five boss mounts fit standard front bottle cages and other triathlon accessories.

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

One of the biggest benefits to the system is that you can continually refine your position and fit without having to order any additional parts, spacers, etc. It’s all easily adjustable through the full range right out of the box.

TriRig Alpha One integrated aerobar and handlebar setup with single beam riser for easy adjustment

The base bar, Monopost riser and attachment platform are all carbon fiber. Including arm cups and extensions, the system weighs in at a claimed ~900g. Retail is $999 for the system, with the aerobar extensions being sold separately (but included free during their Black Friday sale!).

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burndizzle
burndizzle
4 years ago

Cervelo P5X has this type of adjustable aerobar, but it’s inside the headtube. Far more elegant

Scott W
Scott W
4 years ago
Reply to  burndizzle

Theres a cover for the TriRig Omni that hides the riser and brake very neatly.

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

Does triathlon have a council of elders that sits around figuring out ways to make things uglier?

antoine191
4 years ago
Reply to  Bill

you’re simply attached to traditional, innefficient solutions. Keep going slow with your drop bars.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  antoine191

hahaha, is that you I see mangled around a city bike trail post ?

Eddie
Eddie
4 years ago

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JBikes
JBikes
4 years ago
Reply to  Eddie

Flexy? Nobody is sprinting from their aero position. It’s simply a positioning device. If you want huge power, drop your hands to the wings

Greg Kogut
4 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

A kilo pursuiter would arguably be sprinting from the aero position.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

Wrong and that is the difference between a good and bad cockpit and direct mount. Did you see Bergen ^

nunya
nunya
4 years ago

Not to forget more expensive?

yogibimbi
yogibimbi
4 years ago

$999? Does it come with a complete bike?

Greg
Greg
4 years ago
Reply to  yogibimbi

Stop crying poor. The price is appropriate and in line with the competition.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago
Reply to  Greg

They would be extremely competitive if they can get that price down to reasonable levels as a way for those of use w/ non-integrated cockpits to improve existing frame. You’re right; this is in line with the market but really are guys dropping are grand on handlebars these days still on TT frames with traditional steerers etc?

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
4 years ago

the Cervelo P5 and Orbea TT bike aren’t integrated and are two of the fastest on the market. Depending on the design, it may not be necessary.

VARA Cyklar
4 years ago

Beautiful CGI renders.

terp
terp
4 years ago

aero is in the eye of the aer holder?

fred
fred
4 years ago

In addition to P5x, Trek did this back in 2013. So wonder no more- people have thought of this before.

TruckNutZ
TruckNutZ
4 years ago
Reply to  fred

…In addition to Swift in 2014(Neurogen)
In fairness to TriRig, the execution looks good…but but this is not a new concept

Jay
Jay
4 years ago
Reply to  fred

Trek uses spacers like most aerobars. The difference is they use only 1 central stack instead of 2. The P5x and this handlebar use a telescoping riser so you can adjust it much more easily and quickly which can be very useful if your position is still changing.

lovethebike
lovethebike
4 years ago
Reply to  Jay

Exactly, this replicates the P5x, BUT can be used on many other bikes whereas the P5x bar can only be used in that specific bike. The 2014 (not ‘13) Trek SC requires different stems and riser blocks and the rerouting of cables for each and every susbsequent change. This tririg bar can be changed on the fly, out on the road, which is impossible to do with the Trek SC bar. So, this Tririg bar is incredibly novel. Being able to make micro adjustments to the front end with a single easily accessible bolt is a game changer for bike fit.

ascarlarkinyar
4 years ago

It’s easy to put force on an areo bar while turning or on rough roads. This seems like a good idea for a fitting bike, but a possible problem for bigger or stronger riders. Cost is not on par for what it is even though prices are exaggerated on trial bikes. I like the idea, but really once I set my height, it’s not gonna change. Maybe if you are doing endurance one race and then a time trial another?

antoine191
4 years ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

I would not be worried about turning forces on this device. Single fixture can easily be stronger than double.

Erik
Erik
11 months ago
Reply to  ascarlarkinyar

You put more weight on seat posts that are the same design.

YJ
YJ
4 years ago

If the post and clamp is strong enough for your seatpost, I don’t see why people are questioning if it is strong eniugh for your cockpit

Roy Tsang
Roy Tsang
2 years ago

Hi, May i know fat for felt ai16. Thanks

E B
E B
9 months ago

I own this bar.
It’s nice, it’s adjustable.
I forewarn that it’s not really Di2 compatible as easily as the web site pictures show.
The junction box alone fits in the stem, the junction box plus wires extending from it, the way you’d need to plug them in to use it, basically doesn’t. If you have cable brake lines which would route vertically down through the hole in the stem, I suspect you’re totally out of luck. If you have hydraulics, its incredibly difficultto bend them in a way to make the junction box fit..
I’ve requested further info and pics from TriRig showing their install pics for Di2 in detail, but have been ghosted, which is unfortunate, as up to the point of sale, they’re generally pretty helpful. Which leads me to believe they’re well aware of, and likely embarrassed of this issue.
The most simple fix would be to include a spacer for setting the top cap higher, little ugly, but would work as a patch. The other correct thing to do would be in a further revision of the product to add probably 5mm to the stem cavity.
I’m searching for a solution in the short run since I own it.