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2009 top 15 Kona finisher bikes - men popular

Written by: Herbert Krabel
Date: Sat Oct 17 2009

Slowtwitch looked closer at the bikes of the top 15 finishers at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Brands and details of frames, wheels, aero bars, saddles and more. Plus with most of these athletes you get a great idea what position they ride in and how they stash drinks, food and repair kits.

1. Craig Alexander (AUS)

bike: Orbea Ordu
aero bars: Shimano Pro
drive train: Shimano Di2
wheels: Shimano Pro 75 rear, 50 front
saddle: Fizik Carbon Arione Tri
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:37:33




2. Chris Lieto (USA)

bike: Trek Speed Concept
aero bars: Bontrager
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Bontrager Aeolus
saddle: Fizik Arione
power meter: PowerTap

bike split: 4:25:10 * fastest bike split overall




3. Andreas Raelert (GER)

bike: Blue Triad SL
aero bars: Aerus TTB Carbon
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 808 / 1080
saddle: Fizik Arione
power meter: no

bike split: 4:38:00




4. Chris McCormack (AUS)

bike: Specialized Shiv
aero bars: Specialized integrated
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 808 / 1080
saddle: Specialized Toupe
power meter: no (but trains with SRM)

bike split: 4:32:44




5. Rasmus Henning (DEN)

bike: Boardman TT Air
aero bars: Zipp Vuka
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 404 / 1080
saddle: Fizik Arione Tri
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:37:07




6. Timo Bracht (GER)

bike: Giant Trinity Advanced SL
aero bars: Giant integrated
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Xentis Squad 5.7 / Mark 1 TT
saddle: Velo Timo Bracht
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:33:49




7. Dirk Bockel (LUX)

bike: Max Lelli Liger
aero bars: Hed
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Hed Jet 60 / 90
saddle: Selle Italia SLR T1
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:37:28




8. Pete Jacobs (AUS)

bike: Azzurri Chrono Pro
aero bars: Hed
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Hed Stinger
saddle: n/a
power meter: n/a

bike split: 4:38:41




9. Andy Potts (USA)

bike: Kuota Kueen K
aero bars: Shimano Pro Missile
drive train: Shimano Di2
wheels: Zipp 404 / 808
saddle: ISM Adamo (road)
power meter: no

bike split: 4:46:06




10. Faris Al-Sultan (GER)

bike: Storck Aero 2
aero bars: Storck
drive train: Shimano Di 2
wheels: Xentis Mark1 TT
saddle: Fizik Arione Tri
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:33:40




11. Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)

bike: Specialized Shiv
aero bars: Specialized integrated
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 808 / 1080
saddle: Specialized Tri Tip
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:37:25




12. Maik Twelsiek (GER)

bike: Scott Plasma 2
aero bars: Profile Volna
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 404 / 808
saddle: Fizik Arione Tri 2
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:28:34




13. Mathias Hecht (SUI)

bike: Scott Plasma 2
aero bars: Profile Volna
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp 404 / 808
saddle: Fizik Arione Tri
power meter: SRM

bike split: 4:37:31




14. Eneko Llanos (ESP)

bike: BH
aero bars: Hed Blackdog
drive train: Shimano Dura-Ace
wheels: Hed Jet 90
saddle: ISM Adamo
power meter: no

bike split: 4:37:17




15. Luke McKenzie (AUS)

bike: Scott Plasma 2
aero bars: Vision TriMax Carbon R Bend
drive train: SRAM Red
wheels: Zipp Zed 4 / Zed 10
saddle: Fizik Antares
power meter: n/a

bike split: 4:37:29



This story will be updated as we get more details.

  

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Comments

glasses 3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Andorra, Oct 12 2010 2:45AM

what the pros wear glasses?

Cargo/Loaded what concerns Rasmus Henning.. 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Mads Krogh , Oct 23 2009 7:15AM

Henning had a special explanation for bringing so many beverages on the ride. He had a broken right hand and feared, it would hurt him when recieving liquid at the stations. So he modified his normal setup with this huge front reservoir and a couple of backup bottles on the saddle, in the hope that he could minimize his dependence of getting liquid from the aid stations.

Llanos 4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: Keith, Oct 21 2009 11:06AM

Wow...Llanos' position would be scary for most (elbows almost over front axle). He must be a great bike handler.

all models 4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: jose cifra, Oct 21 2009 6:14AM

what can you ask for more ? fantastic bikes of present generation, what's more in-store in the near future?

Kona mens bikes 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: clare kleanthous, Oct 21 2009 5:36AM

Great pics- what the aero helmet factor. Crowie not and he won- Macca yes but had cramps

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