LIONEL SANDERS Ironman Hawaii TRIATHLON BIKE SETUP

LIONEL SANDERS Ironman Hawaii TRIATHLON BIKE SETUP


– So, there’s just YouTubers
all over the place here. – Yeah, I know. – Walk us through, you bike here right?
– YouTubers, the high core of the future.
(laughs) – Yeah, well, as you can
see first and foremost this is not a small frame anymore. That was a big change that I made, and then changed it right back. So, this is a medium frame. Fits me better. I went back to an ISM saddle. I was on Cobb’s saddle. A different type of seated saddle. I found myself really
rolling inwards on it. Now this allows me to stretch out. I mean I’ve got terrible
posture to begin with, but this allows me to get a
little more lengthened out. Flatten the back a little bit. I was on the, TriRig bar, but when I went
back to the medium frame, I couldn’t get the drop on that
bar that I want, that I had. Great bar, but I needed to get
the drop first and foremost. So, I went to this Envy bar. It’s a pretty solid bar. I like it, I mean, I wish it was integrated, like the, like the TriRig bar but,
what are you gonna do? I mean, I have to weigh
these costs and benefits with each other and I wanted to get some drop.
– How long is this stem? – That’s a 120 millimeter stem.
– Whoo! – So it’s, yeah I’m pretty–
– Slammed and– – Yeah I’m slammed and
out, which also allows me to flatten my back a bit more. I mean, I’m quite humpbacked. So, there’s that. I went to with the new Chamano,
with the synchro shift. It took a little getting used to, but– – How do you like these? – I like it, I mean.
– Instead of the other ones, that’s what I’ve got.
– I find it really holds, you hold at the tips a lot better like you almost cup your hand around. Which is, I find to be a much more natural position while riding. So I like it, I mean I think this bar has been a bit of a challenge to work with in terms of hydration. Forward hydration. I’m gonna use the TriRig bottle cage, and then I’ll basically
wedge a XLAB bottle into there, zip tie it
so it don’t go anywhere. – And that’s where you’re putting– – And that’s what I’ll
put everything into. Yeah, I’ll get rid of
course, of the frame cage. I’ll keep this in case,
it’s got my flat kit in it and any garbage, if I miss a garbage toss. – So that’s just gonna be empty? – It’ll be empty most
of the way yeah, uh-huh. Unless I miss a garbage toss, we’ll see. And then this year
gonna do 60 on the front because part of my problems last year was not descending well, and
not handling well in the heat, or in the wind, and fortunately the 60 mixed with this fork that has a lot of mass behind the center handles actually amazingly well in these crosswind conditions. So I’m quite confident with this setup. 23, I’ll do Grand Prix,
4,000 on the front. I was thinking about time trials, but I’ve rode, I mean knock
on wood but I’ve rode, been riding these wheels for pretty much the whole camp, no flats. So I think it’s a good mix between flat protection
and speed the Grand Prix. I’ll go 60 on the back, all ceramic everything. – Just sixty on the back, eh? – I’m sorry, 90 on the back. – Oh, 90 on the back.
– My bad, yeah 90 on the back. Ceramic everything in the bearings. Poly wheels, bottom bracket, and then of course, and then I went with the speed play arrow. Zeros, titaniums. I really like them, it took
a little getting used to of course, but now that I
got my cleat position set and everything right
I actually really like having that fair degree of float. Setup will be 55, 42 on the front. And 11, 25 on the back. And–
– What goes in the Bento box? – Nothing really, I mean I
got some some Gatorade chews but for the race I’m
doing strictly liquids so I’ll take these out. Nothing really, not just more from to hide the cables a bit, and maybe, I haven’t tested it but hopefully maybe streamlines this
a little bit better so. – Power meter is– – Power meter stages dual-sided. Really like it.
– Okay. – I actually had the Dura-Ace. I have the Dura-Ace at home. But, I did all my training
on the Ultegra ones. So, I was like eh. I’m just gonna use the Ultegra one. I got Dura-Ace chain rings
on the Ultegra setup. But I just wanted for, for consistency of my training numbers and everything. I just wanted to keep it the same, so I went with the Ultegra. – Like computer mount is… – Yeah I’m gonna mount it back here during the race so I’ll probably just use a Wahoo mount and zip tie one around it and it should be fine. I mean I don’t spend much
time looking at the power actually during the race. Just because I’m more focused on my internal sensations in the race before me. But certainly to limit my power, especially in the first
stage is not too much power. That’s what I really utilize. Second half I mean it’s, there’s not much risk of
pushing too much power unless you’re doing a massive surge. So, it’s more about
listening to the internals. – What are the couple biggest changes that you made between this and last year? – To be honest with you,
I made a bunch of changes but then I changed them all back. So there’s not an incredible
(man laughs) amount of change from
a position standpoint. I had the second fastest bike last year. I mean, I rode with Cam the whole way. The reason I got dropped
wasn’t because he surged, it was because I faded. So, just don’t fade and
now we’re coming off side by side, so. Why would you change, change much, that was the big lesson. From an aerodynamic standpoint of course you got more of the hidden derailleur with this new Chamano stuff. Maybe a little bit
better with those pedals. This bar’s maybe a little cleaner than I used last year, but otherwise, there’s not really any big changes. And last year I didn’t ride the ISM too so it allows me to get in
to a bit better position. That’s it, not much. – Is it tilted up? On purpose? – No, it’s pretty, yeah,
it’s pretty level now. Its actually at negative four degrees. – Okay. – Yeah mm-hmm, it’s not too bad. – Groovy. – Yup.
– Alright man. – Cool, thank you, I appreciate it. Yeah, and I love your work.