Jordan Rapp said he wouldn’t ever do Kona unless he felt like he had a legitimate shot at grabbing the world title. He’s a threat to take the win and his opponents know it. He has a proven weapon, the Specialized Shiv– the same bike that Craig Alexander rode to capture his third Ironman World title. Rapp’s bike is outfitted with SRAM components, Zipp wheels, and a Quarq powermeter.
Photos courtesy of: Zipp Speed Weaponry
Yup, this is Jordan Rapp’s bike.
Rapp uses a Gorilla bottle cage in the back and is using the new SRAM Red cassette.
These are Zipp R2C shifters.
Rapp uses a Zipp bottle cage up front and has slightly modded the cage so that it holds a bottle more snuggly.
There are some obvious signs of use on the brakes.
The new SRAM Red front derailleur is a huge upgrade over the previous generation.
A Quarq powermeter lets Rapp precisely monitor is efforts and power output.
Rapp runs a 55T chainring on the front.
He uses Zipp 808 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers.
Rapp is vocal about his support for World Bicycle Relief.
Another shot of the Zipp carbon clinchers.