Continuing with my look at the rigs the pros ran in Kona (click on pics for full size): Faris Al-Sultan: I ran across Faris’ bike at the Powerbar breakfast. The Abu-Dhabi team all had these interesting matching Storcks with Di2 shifting. You can see the battery mounted behind the seatpost. The rear brake on these […]
The bike check-in in Kona is bike geek heaven. It is worth standing out 5-6 hours in the blasting sun to see if anything new, unusual, or innovative pops up among the world’s best Ironman athletes, pro and amateur. Sure it is cool to look at the bikes as whole, but I really enjoy seeing […]
My annual installment of high-speed video from the Queen K is ready for your bike-geek enjoyment! First up, the Men, shot from the intersection of Hina-Ami and the Queen K, about 4 miles out of town. So we are at mile about mile 12 on the way out and mile 108 on the way back. […]
We’re all familiar with it: that burning tightness that crops up during one of your long rides. It can appear anywhere from the base of the skull to the base of the neck and even back between the shoulders. It’s one of the most common complaints I hear as a fitter. And as such, my […]
The Speedfil is a good alternative to traditional aero hydration systems, especially for long course. Lis and I have been using ours for two seasons, including Kona for Lis. Check out the review.
I haven’t heard anyone else comment on this, so by golly I will. What is up with some of these Pro Tour riders constantly ping-ponging themselves back and forth on the saddle during time trials? And I mean constantly. Alberto Contador is exhibit A: he works himself forward several centimeters over 5 or 6 pedals […]
Here’s a quiz: Joe Trigeek has a sleek new cutting-edge carbon tri rocket, and he has his fit totally dialed in (by TTBikeFit no doubt…). What should he spend his next paycheck on? A: a pair of blinged-out race wheels B: A training camp C: Mortgage, food, utilities D: a power meter? OK – the […]
Check out this vid of Lance’s new Trek Speed Concept TT bike – complete with an Adamo road saddle… There is no sponsorship in place here, so this is totally his own choice. I have heard rumors of many of the Pro Tour Teams at least training with Adamos on their TT bikes, and I […]