Gear used in Kona

All of us tri-geeks are gear junkies, so I figured I’d post what I used in Kona…


From the


  • Frame: Ceepo Venom
  • Rear wheel: Yishun 88mm clincher
  • Front wheel: Zipp 404 clincher
  • Tires and tubes: Continental GP4000 + Vittoria latex
  • Components: Sram Force with aero chainring (53 tooth and 11-23 cassette)
  • Saddle: Cobb VFlow Max
  • Bars: Easton Attack, old non-adjustable version – CeeGees pads
  • Nutrition: Standard frame bottle with 20oz First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot + 4oz water, horizontally mounted (homemade mount) bottle between the aero bars with 24oz water, bento box with one Clif Bar + ibuprofen, caffeine pill, written nutrition and HR plan
  • Shoes: Specialized TriVent – old version of this
  • Helmet: Rudy Project Wingspan with front open
  • Glasses: Rudy Project Hypermask


  • Shoes: Adidas Hagio with Yankz laces – Got the shoes here because of the price/color, but I usually get shoes from Running Warehouse
  • Number belt with six Powergels – 3 tangerine, 3 vanilla + a pill bottle with 6 SaltStick caps
  • Headsweats hat (not visor)


The Kona Bike Count

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