PRO BIKE SPEC

2017 saw a switch to Scott for the Brown­lee broth­ers. Here’s why Jonny be­lieves the Foil gives him the edge

220 Triathlon Magazine - - CONTENTS - JONNY BROWN­LEE

Jonny Brown­lee’s Scott Foil

The Scott Foil, to me, is the

per­fect bike for Olympic- and sprint-dis­tance triathlon rac­ing. It’s aero­dy­namic, light, suits each and ev­ery one of the World Triathlon Se­ries cour­ses, is fast in a straight line and han­dles very, very, well.

Hands down, this is the best bike that I’ve ever rid­den. It’s in­cred­i­bly stiff when sprint­ing out of the sad­dle and feels great on a tech­ni­cal cir­cuit.

The Foil is fast for rac­ing but also comfy and not too harsh to train on, which makes it in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile. Ba­si­cally it gives me con­fi­dence know­ing I’m rid­ing the fastest bike re­gard­less of the ter­rain or weather con­di­tions. It could be hilly, flat, tech­ni­cal, wet, dry… it wouldn’t mat­ter. To find more speed and pre­vent in­jury, I went to see Rich Fol­lett at Fit4-Physio, in Sh­effield, for a bike fit. There, we made sure that my set-up is right for gen­er­at­ing the most power pos­si­ble and that it won’t lead to any sea­son-end­ing in­juries. I haven’t done any wind tun­nel test­ing yet but Scott have planned some in for me soon, which I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to. 1 I use Zipp NSW 454s – in­cred­i­ble wheels. They’re aero­dy­namic, sta­ble in a cross wind, han­dle well and offer great brak­ing sur­face in the wet and dry. 2 My sad­dle is a Fizik Ari­one. I ride it about 6cm be­hind the bot­tom bracket, which al­lows me to use my glutes as much as pos­si­ble. 3 SRAM Etap – game changer. Very light, very low main­te­nance, con­sis­tently smooth gear chang­ing, and very re­li­able. 4 The frame’s a Scott Foil – light, aero­dy­namic, han­dles well, stiff and very fast. Per­fect.

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Jonny, 27, is one of the world’s top triath­letes, with Olympic bronze and sil­ver, Com­mon­wealth sil­ver and 30 World Tri Se­ries podi­ums to his name, to date.

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