TriRig Alpha X
The Alpha X is TriRig’s latest evolution in aerodynamic handlebar design. While it faces stiff competition from some industry stalwarts, the Alpha X leads the way in smart functionality and features. For one thing, almost no other bar on the market offers so much adjustability right out of the box. In terms of stack height, the pads on the Alpha X have a range of over 125mm, which is taller than some bike’s entire head tubes!
There is also 40mm of reach adjustability built into the pad placement on the Alpha X, meaning athletes get all of the light weight and aerodynamic benefits from the integrated stem without the most common drawback: lack of adjustability. In terms of compatibility, this bar should have athletes covered as well no matter what their current setup. Both mechanical and electronic shifting can be routed cleanly and with relative ease, with mechanical and hydraulic brake housing getting the same treatment.
Perhaps the best feature is the manner in which the bar can remain relatively put together when fit adjustments need to be made. With the Alpha X there is no need to strip the bar down and take apart a Di2 system in order to lower the placement of the forearm pads by 10mm. And every bolt is always accessible, meaning you won’t have to take a forearm pad off in order to access bolts on the handlebar. With so many features packed into one bar, the Alpha X really can, as TriRig pronounces, turn any bike into a superbike.