|Kestrel Tri and Road bikes|
I'm flying out with my 'breakaway bike'. This foldable bike comes apart at the frame and fits into a case the size of a regular suitcase. You get to bypass the unbelievably high fees airlines charge these days... nice. The bike is built with an ultegra kit and the frame is made of steel , so it rides well and serves it's purpose. I look forward to riding parts of the course this weekend and cheering the racers!
My favorite bikes at the moment are in good shape at home, resting quietly at home in my garage on my wall. I love my Kestrel road and tri bikes. The road bike is built with a Dura Ace group and has compact cranks, which I enjoy spinning on long days in the saddle and recovery days. The frame is rock solid and stiff, while being light weight and forgiving... a great combination of attributes. I'm riding this bike exclusively now so as not to put undue pressure on the healing collarbone.
My tri-bike is the Airfoil Pro. Again, it's carbon, stiff for maximum energy transfer and lightweight. I posted some good times on it this summer at both Olympic distance and Half IM distance, so I'm very happy with it. If you're looking for a new steed in 2011... consider the Kestrel. Full disclosure... I am sponsored by Kestrel... but I make it a rule never to endorse a product unless I truly believe in it's quality and value.
If you're doing IMWI this weekend, be sure to stop by our Spinervals section in the Ironman store and say hello. I look forward to cheering for you as well on race day. And for everyone else fortunate enough to be racing and challenging themselves this weekend, good luck!
- Coach Troy