A Look at 2014 Kona champ Sebastian Kienle’s eTap, Zipp NSW ride A Look at 2014 Kona champ Sebastian Kienle’s eTap, Zipp NSW ride

A Look at 2014 Kona champ Sebastian Kienle’s eTap, Zipp NSW ride

All Stories
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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.

Kona is about strategy and energy management, so efficiency and aerodynamic performance is key. Kienle rides SRAM RED® eTap® with Zipp 808 NSW® Carbon Clinchers on his Scott Plasma 5.

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

Follow Sebastian Kienle on Twitter and Instagram

 

All Stories