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Appleton is 5'9" tall and weighs 145 pounds and his Giant Trinity Advanced Pro 0 is a size small.
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Here is Sam Appleton with his bike, and Giant Australia has been a great supporter of the sport of triathlon over the years.
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Up close with the front end of the Applelton Giant Trinity Advanced Pro 0. The extensions are by 51 Speedshop and the the Giant aero vault integrated front hydration system has a 750ml capacity. Appleton uses the bento box on the toptube to store gels.
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This perspective shows how clean the front end is, helped in part here by the wireless SRAM Red eTap group.
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The 51 Speedshop extensions are set up tight, and Appleton has no tape on the extensions. The arm pads are also by 51 Speedshop.
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According to Appleton this bento box has a 290ml capacity, but I failed to ask how many gels he carried during the race. The eTap blip box is also hidden in there.
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The SRAM Red eTap group on Appleton's Giant features a Quarq Dzero power meter and 55/42 SRAM aero chain rings.
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The bike has a Zipp Super 9 carbon clincher disc and a Zipp 808 front wheel with Continental GP 4000s II tires (25mm rear, 23mm front). There is also a CeramicSpeed OSPS and a KMC UFO chain.
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The bottom bracket also has CeramicSpeed bearings and the crank length is 165mm.
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The Giant aero bottle on the downtube can hold 450ml.
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The Giant Speed Control SL brakes are integrated on the Giant Trinity Advanced.
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Appleton in action in Geelong as captured by Korupt Vision. His shoes are Bont Zero +, the helmet is Giant Rivet TT and his speedsuit is by WattieInk.