Interbike 2016 – TriRig Omni

While TriRig doesn’t have a display here at Interbike, that doesn’t mean Nick isn’t in town to check out the latest the industry has to offer. And with him, he just happened to bring an Omni.

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It was just a week ago that we took our First Look at Omni,¬†and since then, we have been looking forward to a chance to see (and ride) the bike. And unfortunately while we didn’t get a chance to ride it, we did get to spend quite a bit of time with Omni (and Nick) to really take a look at all the little details TriRig put into it.

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Now the first thing we noticed was that the original images of Omni really do not do it justice. While we liked the look, the overly organic nature of the bike didn’t win all of our editors over. But in person, it really is something to behold. The seatpost flows into the bike much more gracefully than the original picture showed. And the bike really is just “clean.” Check out our full gallery below for the details, and let us know if you think we missed something. We’re sure we can find some extra time with Nick to go back and get it.

8 responses to “Interbike 2016 – TriRig Omni

  1. Access to the bike and No ride…When is nick going to let someone ride it. Concerning for price tag of bike. Let’s go! Show the public eye why they should buy it. Sales 101!

    Thanks for all your brilliant reviews!

    • Yes agreed, would also like to see weight data! Don`t understand this embargo on weight information in the industry. Just give us the data, someone will weigh and publish eventually anyway!

  2. Looks very good.

    As for riding – considering that he probably has just one or two ‘production’ copies so far, and this photo shoot appears to be in a hotel lobby room, it makes sense that they didn’t get the chance.

    I hope someone gets to ride it and give it a proper review soon though, it deserves as much.

  3. Aerogeeks, thank you for all of your great content! I think I have now seen Omni, Ventum, Boardman, Trek, Giant, Parlee, Canyon, Cervelo, Dimond, Felt and probably others all claim that their bike is fasted in the wind tunnel. They all have data to show this too. This leaves me a bit confused. How is it that everyone can say they have the fastest bike based on data? My personal belief is that (with due apologies to the owners of the following bikes) that the Cervelo P5 and the Specialized Shiv are not as aerodynamic as other bikes and these other bikes all compare themselves to the P5 and Shiv knowing this. I am curious about how a Boardman or Omni compares to a Parlee or Dimond and not to a P5 or Shiv. Would it be possible for Aerogeeks to create a standard test that it either does itself or has each manufacturer do and then take all the results and combine them into one table? I would want it: 1. with a rider 2. with 2 liters of hydration 3. fully equipped with whatever wheels come with the bike and 4. to include high yaw data to see how the bike reacts in crosswinds.

    • Hi Graham – the short answer is that the aero data is highly affected by the test criteria used by the companies, The tunnel, wind speed, tire speed, with a rider or without (or with a mannequin), what the formula they used for computing saved time is. All of these things matter.

      Also not all bikes are created for the same conditions (which affects the testing criteria chosen). Some companies design for high yaw while others design for low.

      • Thanks for the reply. Makes a lot of sense what you say and is part of the challenge I have as a potential buyer trying to make sense of it all. I feel it leaves me in the position of not trusting manufacturer data because they do create test conditions that favor their bike and why, as hard as it would be to do, a test done by a third party would have a lot of benefit.

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