With his dominating win at the swim-cancelled IRONMAN Chattanooga over the weekend, Canadian long distance star Cody Beals is now two wins in two attempted starts over the full distance.
In both wins, IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant and IRONMAN Chattanooga, Beals set the table with dominating bike leg performances on his Ventum One. We decided to take a closer look at his race winning machine and all of the vital fixings.
A longtime Slowtwitch forum fan favorite, Beals has tallied most of his winning efforts on his Ventum One.
While frameset, fork, bar and stem are all Ventum issued, Beals uses Zipp Vuka Alumina Evo 110 extensions.
Beals has worked closely with STAC Performance Virtual Wind Tunnel over the past two years to optimize his position and equipment. In the lead up to IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, he brought his pads 2cm narrower and 1cm further forward. The testing also led him to switch to a Louis Garneau P-09 helmet from the Giro Aerohead based on his position with each.
Beals managed his bike efforts in both Mont-Tremblant and Chattanooga using a Pioneer power meter, their Shimano Dura Ace 9100 Dual Leg offering.
Beals is partnered with Alto and his winning carbon clincher wheelset choice was their CC86 front and CC311 disc on the rear. Continental Grand Prix TT tires and Vittoria latex tubes were used in both races.
Look Keo Blade Aero pedals clearly visible with TRP brakes tucked behind the frame and a Ceramic Speed bottom bracket hidden.
It is difficult for us to imagine Beals using anything but the big ring on these courses given his bike splits. Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070 derailleur and SLF Motion Hyper Titanium pulley wheels.
An ISM PL1.1 saddle keeps Beals locked into his missile-like aero position. A Specialized bottle cage is hidden behind the seat providing additional hydration for anything above and beyond his 1.4 liter Ventum hydration system.
With Beals enjoying a banner year so far in 2018, the Slowtwitch Reader Forum is buzzing with threads inquiring if the speedy Canadian has his sights set on a date in Kona in 2019.
You can follow Beals on Instagram at @Cody.Beals.