Jordan Rapp's Force 1 & Zipp NSW Dimond for Kona
Jordan Rapp's bike for Saturday's Ironman® World Championship in Kona is eye-catching from any angle. Jordan is one of triathlon's most technically minded pros, so everything on this bike is there for a reason. His choice for Kona is a Dimond frame with SRAM Force 1 along with the just released Zipp 808 NSW wheels, Quarq power measurement, and Zipp aero cockpit. Here's a closer look at the bike thanks to Nils Nilsen. All photos ©Nils Nilsen N2PHOTO Photo Services.
Jordan chose the 54 tooth SRAM Force 1 X-SYNC chainring for the gearing needed for the tough day on the Queen K, including high speeds on descents and in tailwinds.
For power measurement, Jordan rides a Quarq Elsa with 172.5mm cranks.
The SRAM Force 1 Rear Derailleur provides fast and quiet 1x11 shifting. The derailleur's ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ system eliminates chain slack for chain security and a smoother and quieter ride. Rapp is riding an 11-30 cassette.
Some athletes on SRAM 1x place a non-functioning shifter on the left-hand side.
Jordan's Dimond frameset looks sharp with a new custom paint job from Troy Lee Designs.
Zipp's just released 808 NSW™ wheels have the ultra-aero 82mm rim depth and feature a new treatment of the Zipp ShowStopper™ brake surface for better modulation and stopping power, especially in wet conditions, and the ABLC Sawtooth™ dimple pattern for improved stability. Jordan said aluminum brake tracks were always the gold standard and he claims that the new 808 NSW braking surfaces surpasses that of aluminum.
Jordan's Zipp VukaStealth integrated aero system features RapidRoute™ internal cable routing and access for center-pull front brakes. He's running Vuka Carbon Ski Extenstions.
For hydration, Jordan is running the Zipp Vuka BTA (Between the Arms) for easy access to a water bottle and his computer mount.