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Crushing Victory on SRAM 1x™

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Alistair Brownlee claimed WTS London on SRAM Force 1

2012 Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee took his second victory of the season at the World Triathlon Series (WTS) on home soil. London marked the sixth WTS race and the second sprint-distance race (750m swim/ 20km bike/ 5km run) of the season for the elites.

After tightening the race and leading most of the four-lap bike, the 27-year-old Brit flew away on the first lap of the run, setting a breakneck pace that no one was able to follow. On the last hundred meters, Alistair Brownlee, the most successful triathlete in the WTS series, could enjoy the huge crowd cheering for him.

Since his return to competition, about a month ago, Alistair Brownlee has raced on the new SRAM Force 1 groupset with great success. SRAM Force 1 is based on SRAM 1x™ (one-by) technologies. 1x is an incredibly secure and amazingly quiet drivetrain defined by SRAM’s X-SYNC single chainring and SRAM’s dedicated X-HORIZON™ clutch rear derailleur. 1x ratios allow riders to have a gear range comparable to that of double (2x) chainring systems. For the super-flat WTS London course, Alistair Brownlee chose to race with a 52-tooth chainring and an 11-26 cassette.

Let’s have a closer look to his race bike:

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee Boardman Air 9.8 SRAM Force 1 race bikes. Special Union Jack colors and graphics

SRAM Force 1 X-Horizon mid-cage rear derailleur

SRAM XG-1190 11x26 cassette and SRAM PC-1170 chain

SRAM Force 1 Brake lever (no front shifter)

SRAM Force 1 crankset (172.5mm crank arm) and X-SYNC chainring (52T)

 

Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular with special Union Jack decals

SRAM Force 1 Shift-Brake Lever - Union Jack flag on the headtube

Zipp Service Course SL-88 bar (40cm) and Service Course SL stem (140mm)

All photos: ©BrakeThrough Media

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