Ironman Kona Equipment List 2018

Ever wondered what the pros and age groupers use when competing at the top races?

Well, all equipment used by the athletes at the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kona has been compiled.  The list provides an interesting insight into the preferences amongst triathletes competing in endurance.

Cervélo tops the bike list (and has for a number of years) but other manufacturers are catching up with increased options.  Pinarello have recently introduced a new triathlon bike which Cameron Wurf rode at Kona this year, and was a firm favourite at Life Of Tri HQ.  It is a stunner.

Zip are by far the wheel manufacturer of choice but like Cervélo grip on the bike market, their dominant has decreased slightly this year.

 The full list of each brand present at Kona is as follows:

Bikes (number athletes using the brand)
Cervelo – 487
Trek – 256
Specialized – 189
Felt – 185
Canyon – 130
Argon 18 – 118
Scott – 110
BMC – 108
QR – 97
Giant – 92
Ceepo – 70
Cannondale – 60
Ventum – 49
Dimond – 43
Cube – 29
Orbea – 27
Wilier – 18
Fuji – 18
Kuota – 16
Merida – 14
BH – 11
Airsteem – 11
Stevens – 11
Look – 10
Planet X – 8
Guru – 8
Focus – 8
Pinarello – 7
Parlee – 7
Kestrel – 7
Ridley – 6
Diamondback, Blue, Storck, Simplon, Boardmann – 5
Garneau – 4
Swift, Jamis, Avanti – 3
Litespeed, Colnago, Cipollini, Premier, Squad, Neil Pryde, Boma, Avenger – 2
Merkcz, Beyond, Wizz – 1

Wheels
Zipp – 1,609
Enve – 385
Other – 260
HED – 260
Reynolds – 225
Bontrager – 213
Mavic – 210
Roval – 162
DT Swiss – 124
Profile – 90
Vision – 85
Shimano – 80
Swiss Side – 69
Giant – 69
FLO – 63
Campagnolo – 58
Xentis – 55
Corima – 54
FFWD – 49
Lightweight – 47
Token – 35
Felt – 26
Easton – 24
Knight – 23
Rolf – 19
Planet X – 14
EDCO – 14
Oval – 14
Boyd – 12
SRAM – 10
Airstreeem, Alto, Rebel – 6
Syncross – 5
Williams, Vittoria, Flash Point – 4
Ritchey, American Classic, FSA – 2
Unbranded alloy – 239

Components
Shimano – 1,942 (1,255 Shimano groupsets were Di2)
SRAM – 428 (274 SRAM groupsets were e-Tap)
Campagnolo – 18
FSA – 4

Pedals
Shimano – 740
Look – 551
Garmin – 418
Speedplay – 306
Time – 77
PowerTap – 50
Other – 120

Power Meters
Garmin – 383
Quarq – 345
Power2Max – 181
PowerTap – 156
Stages – 126
Rotor – 101
SRM – 93
Pioneer – 78
Shimano – 25
Prw – 24
4iii – 17
Infocrank – 7
Team Watt – 1

Helmets
Rudy Project – 444
Giro – 397
Specialized – 290
Kask – 139
Casco – 94
LG – 88
Bontrager – 88
Lazer – 57
Oakley – 52
Met – 50
Scott – 45
POC – 43
Ekoi – 31
Smith – 30
Kabuto – 29
Other – 29
Bell – 27
Uvex – 22
Spiuk – 17
Catlike – 14
Abus – 7
Giant, Carnac, Ceepo – 6
LAS, Limar – 5
Bolle, LIV, Mavic, Cratoni – 3
Suomy, Alpina, Salice – 2
BBB, Briko, Erox – 1

Saddles
ISM – 827
Fi’zi:k – 343
Specialized – 339
Cobb – 211
Bontrager – 148
Prologo – 124
Selle Italia – 92
Other – 73
Shimano PRO – 47
Dash – 44
SMP – 33
Profile – 28
Selle San Marco – 25
Syncros – 14
Fabric – 13
Fabric – 12
SQ Lab – 7
Koobi, Velo, Oval, Ergon – 3
Forte, Planet X, Felt, Time – 2
Ritchey, Token, Serfas, Brooks, Oxygen, Garneau, Bell – 1

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