A custom Kona painted Slice

Heather Jackson finished 5th at the 2015 GoPro Ironman World Championship in Kona aboard this custom tribal themed Cannondale Slice, and we took a closer look. We featured a ton of the female pros on their bikes in a gallery we posted a few days back, but this feature is specifically about the Slice of the top American female.

Heather Jackson in action in Hawaii on this distinctive 48cm Slice. Her bike split was 5:04:43.

The bike without its pilot a few days before the race.

The attention to detail is magnificent and was carried over to the kit and helmet too.

The orange Chris King hubs pop on this green and black theme and have ceramic bearings.

Jackson relies on Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount brakes, but like most athletes prefers if she does not have to use them.

Her Shimano Dura-Ace crank arms are 170mm long and she rides 55-42 rings.

Another angle of this unique custom painted Cannondale Slice.

Heather Jackson has about 20 of these Live Free or Die themed ISM Breakaway saddles.

The Knight Composites carbon wheels (65 front and 95 rear) also got custom treatment and Jackson rides 23mm Continental Grand Prix 4000S tires.

The BTA solution for Jackson is a cage zip tied to the Shimano Pro stem and a SpeedFil bottle.

The CeramicSpeed UFO chain is clearly treated to run smoothly. The bottom bracket bearings are also by Ceramic Speed.

Jackson rides a Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical setup.

Heather Jackson during the run on the way to 5th place and top American female.

You can follow Heather Jackson via Twitter at @HJacksonRacing

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