Finally got around to finishing my review of Kona Pro bikes – so let’s dive right in. (click on pics for full size images) The Commerz Bank crew were very prominent with their new matching Scott Plasma 3’s done in in matte gray with yellow highlights. These are the same frames used by Pro Tour […]
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 […]
More 300 fps super slo-mo geek candy. Shot at the the same spot on the Queen K as the men – about mile 108.
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. […]
Everyone has heard about the difficult conditions on the Kona bike course near the turn at Hawi. If you get classic Ironman weather, which you almost always do on race day, the Hawi winds can only be described as shocking. It is unlikely you will ever have ridden your bike in anything approximating the jet […]