His set up and performance were amazing:
- 64x15, or 115 inch, gearing
- 115rpm cadence
- 14.6 seconds avervage lap time
- 38mph, 62kph, average speed
For Zipp, the record was the reward for years of engineering, manufacturing, and marketing efforts alike. Ashton’s relationship with Zipp is a new model for working with athletes in the era of gravel racing and athlete ambassadors.
Ashton has ridden Zipp on gravel for two years, including a recent victory on the new 101 XPLR wheelset. Zipp worked with frame maker Argon18 to supply the frame for his world record attempt. Zipp and Argon18 originally designed the frame-disc combo in collaboration with Cycling Australia.
Zipp Advanced Design David Morse provided technical support around tire pressure and tire choice for the attempt.
Ashton’s Super-9 Track Tubular Disc AUS, handmade at our factory in Indianapolis, USA, optimizes supreme aerodynamics, power transfer, stiffness, lightweight, and durability.
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Congrats to Ashton!
Photos by Kit Karzen