Kona Bike: Pete Jacobs’ Boardman AiRTT/9.8

Pete Jacobs won the 2012 Ironman World Championship on his Boardman AiRTT 9.8 time trial bike. It has been an impressive year for riders on Boardman bikes. Alistair Brownlee won an Olympic Gold medal on a Boardman and his brother Jonathan claimed the Olympic Bronze medal on his Boardman. We take a close look at Jacobs speed machine:

This is a SRAM powered bike. Jacobs is using the 2012 SRAM Red.

Yet another pro on an ISM Adamo saddle.

A Zipp cockpit combined with a XLAB’s hydration solution.

The very aero cockpit of Jacobs.

SRAM R2C shifters are anything but a rare find in the pro field.

A side view of the cockpit. This is the Zipp VukaBull basebar with the 40mm drop.

Jacobs has a Zipp Service Course stem.

A Quarq gives power data to the Australian. The SRAM aero ring has another benefit besides being more aerodynamic– it also adds stiffness.

The new Quarq design is pretty neat and sleek.

Zipp 808 Firecrest tubulars are 82 mm deep rim but still provide stable handling in the wind. It is a Kona favorite.

The chain is locked-and-loaded.

The new SRAM Red rear derailleur. Congrats to Pete Jacobs!

Photos courtesy of: Zipp Speed Weaponry

 

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