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Cam Wurf’s Kona Edition Pinarello Bolide TR+ | The Fastest Bike At Kona…Again?!


– I’m very excited to
take a look at this bike ’cause it belongs to the
Ironman World Championship bike course record holder Cameron Wurf. This is his Pinarello Bolide. ♪ For the record, I’m done
tryna make you all comfortable ♪ ♪ For the record, you ain’t tryna grow ♪ ♪ then it’s done for you ♪ We’re taking a look at his bike ahead of the Ironman World Championships. And this is in fact the same
Pinarello Bolide frame set that we looked at last year, ahead of the 2018 Ironman
World Championships and this year at Challenge Roth. But we do know that Cam work very closely with Pinarello and Team Ineos, he does a lot of his
training with the team. so he has got access to a lot of very exciting componentry, new releases and whatnot. So, one of which is on the front end, so let’s take a closer look
at that to start off with. So here we have the most
aerobar tri-bar combo here, and these are actually
being seen on Team Ineos during the tour. The exciting thing about these bars is that they’re custom made
and molded for each rider. They are similar to the Speedbar that we saw on some of the other athletes, Sebastian Kienle, Lucy Charles, Tim Don. These aerobars actually fit
neatly to the athletes arm. These are actually 3D
scanned so the athlete will somehow put their arm
into some sort of 3D scanner and they’ll take the geometries
and dimensions from that. On the Speedbars they go
into some sort of mold and they make a cast from that. They work in a very similar
way and the whole idea if that reducing the
gap between the aerobar and the athletes arm
and therefore reducing the amount of turbulence and drag that’s created by that gap. And yeah, that’s pretty high-tech stuff. So it comes with a small fee of £12,000. Yeah, you heard it right, £12,000. And then to add to that Cam’s just made his own little Xlab Torpedo, got a load of electrical
tape and a gel holder. Sort of seems criminal
for £12,000 set of bars. Then down from that we’ve got the Princeton CarbonWorks wheels, which I’m going to be totally honest, it’s not a brand I’m
all that familiar with. We’ve seen Team Ineos
riding on for the past year, in fact Cameron’s been riding
on from for the past season. Fraser actually featured them
upon Cameron’s bike early this year at Challenge Roth. Now quite excitedly it was
actually set up by two rowers, which is a nice link there
between Cam and the brand. But you’ve probably
noticed they’ve got quite a unique shape to them and profile. And the idea behind this
is that they’re continually offloading pressure that
can build up on wheels. What we ordinarily see
on a normal set of wheels is that air passing over
can build up in pressure and then when that finally offloads it can really jolt the rider. So the idea is it’s continually offloading that which is absolutely perfect for a race like this at
the Ironman World Champions where we can sometimes get
really strong crosswinds. I’ve actually had people
asking me for why Cam has these metallic strips on his wheels. And the answer is wheel balancing. Now having a valve on one side, will, can add weight on one side, so the idea is by adding
these metallic strips actually balances that out so
we’ve got a nice wheel flow. In terms of the tires he’s using, well Cameron’s actually whipped out one of these tyres for me. Its a Continental Grand Prix TT type and then it has a code on
here, which we’ll see there, 111, now that means limited edition. These are handed out
to a lot of pro riders, and what it means actually
these aren’t Grand Prix TT ties. He may put one of these
on this is a 23 mil tire, it just has a custom compound, but yeah, really exciting. But he it currently Grand
Prix 4000 25ml on the front and a Conti Grand Prix
5000 25 on the rear. Now in terms of the group set on this bike we’ve got Shimano Dura-Ace
Di2 kitted out throughout, but we have the fairly new
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 here and that has a built in
power meter, it’s dual sided, I say fairly new because
it has been chatted about for quite a while now but they have been quite hard to come by. Cam’s actually got 165
crank lengths on here which is five mil shorter that we saw him riding on last year. He’s done a lot of testing, apparently he’s very happy
with that shorter crank length. In terms of the chain ring size, he’s actually got 56 39 on here. I know, that breaks a few rules they normally tell you to
go for 56 42 but he said, “If I want a small chain ring,
I want a small chain ring”, and it works, and I would vouch for that, I also run something fairly similar. Back from that we’ve
got an 11 28 cassette, so, nice gear range there. Whether he need that necessarily for Kona? But I guess he could stay
in the big chain ring and then go into one of the easier rings as he’s going up to Hawi. And then down from that we just got the standard Di2 jockey wheels and chain. And onto the last little bits here, but they are still very exciting bits because got the Speedplay Aero pedals, they’ve got a slightly larger storage box on the down tube compared to the bike that we saw last year,
so that’ll just have some of his spares in there. We then got this bento box on top which runs nice and smoothly into the aerobars and the stem, that’s just a nice rubberized top so you can chuck a number gels in there. We’ve also got the Fizik Arione saddle, which is the triathlon TT version which they don’t actually make anymore, it’s got slightly more
cushioning on the front there. And this also has a grip on the top which was not released for purchase but a number of the pro teams are using it and Cam’s actually said he’s
down to his last saddle, so he’s trying to look after this one. He’s also got the XLab Torpedo bottle cage on the front we discussed earlier, and then he’s got the XLab Gorill TT on the back which just hold
the bottle nice and firmly. That is Cam Wurth’s Pinarello Bolide, we’re very excited to see how he gets on at the Ironman World
Championships this year. Can he set a new bike course record? Or could he run a 2:45 marathon? He’s made some fantastic
improvements this year, so really excited to see how he performs. If you’ve enjoyed today’s video please you hit that thumbs up button. If you’d like to see more from GTN, click on the globe and subscribe. And if you’d like to see
Cam’s Pinarello Bolide versus Andy Böcherer’s bike, you can see that by
clicking just down here.

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