A Look at 2014 Kona champ Sebastian Kienle’s eTap, Zipp NSW ride
No doubt, 2014 Ironman world champ Sebastian Kienle can blow apart a race on the bike. Kienle’s keen ability to give an aero bike rocket-like qualities is well known. But at Kona, it’s about more than pure power.
“Kona is definitely the place where you could lose or win the race on the whole course, in every situation,” Kienle said. “It really depends on the conditions. At the bike, most of the time after the turn-around point (is) where the race is starting to be decided.” It’s crucial, he said, to be in the top 10 before the run.
Here’s a full gallery of Kienle’s Kona bike. All photos © BrakeThrough Media
Shifters: SRAM RED eTap Blips™ on extensions and base bar
Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap
Rear derailleur: SRAM RED eTap
Cassette: SRAM RED XG-1190 11-26t
Chainrings: SRAM Aero TT 55/42t
Crank: SRAM RED 175mm
Wheels: Zipp 808 NSW Carbon Clincher
Frame: Scott Plasma 5