Wow! Hopefully by now this won’t be a spoiler for anyone, but a big congrats to Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae for winning the Ironman World Championship. Carfrae’s domination of the run will be the stuff of legends for years to come—14:30 behind and she still managed to pull off the win! Also, a big congratulations to not only the Kona finishers, but to all of our readers who finished their local races and their hard workouts, as well!
And don’t forget that we have just a few more weeks until our One-Million-View Giveaway wraps up. Be sure to check out the great prizes from XLAB and Profile Design – complete systems for a Sprint or Olympic distance race! To enter, just answer a quick question on either (or both!) our contest post or our Facebook page.
For those visiting for the first time—welcome! One of our favorite ways to showcase our readers is our Readers’ Rides album on Facebook. You can check it out at http://on.fb.me/12jEqE3. If you would like to have your bike featured in our album just tweet us at @AeroGeeks, Facebook message us, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com.
Why We Love Triathlon
One of the reasons we love this sport is, on the course or off, it’s about more than just you. Triathletes time and again come through for each other – especially when it means helping a fellow competitor get to the start line. Last week on Slowtwitch, SteveCoz begged for help when his steerer tube broke out on the Queen K. The amount of support he received was nothing short of incredible. BMC came through and got him a fork in time. If you are looking for a smile to start your Monday, check out his plight and solution here.
Kona Bike Count
As always, the team at Lava counted every bike, wheel, saddle, aerobar, pedal, groupset, front hydration, rear hydration, frame hydration, power meter and helmet that walked into transition Friday. It’s not an easy job, but the entire industry benefits from these counts. Cervelo and Zipp came out as bike winners, but some of the up and comers might surprise you! Head on over to http://lavamagazine.com/2014-kona-bike-count-results/ to see the whole list.
Sugoi RS Ice Tri
At Interbike, Sugoi introduced us to their new IceFil technology, and last week they started showing off the tri gear. The RS Tri Suit and RS Tri Short both use a 3-way fabric design to improve thermal regulation, performance, and rider comfort even further. The outer legs feature a dimpled fabric that provides an aerodynamic surface. Slim front panels use an ultra-thin fabric for extra breathability, and a more robust fabric is found at the inner legs and chassis allowing for more durability around the chamois. We haven’t had a chance to ride with it yet, but as soon as we get a sample, you can be sure we’ll cover how it holds up to the South Florida heat!