Al­ter­na­tive Iron­bikes

Look out­side the kona count’s top five for some class rides

Triathlon Plus - - Aero Road Bikes - Words Guy Kesteven Pho­tos Joby Ses­sions

bike count missed the lone Board­man AiR frame at the 2012 Hawaii Iron­man de­spite the fact it was the ma­chine of win­ner Pete Ja­cobs. That prompted a 1,000% surge in Board­man num­bers for 2013, tak­ing them ahead of Isaac (4) and Neil Pryde (2) with no Raleigh in sight in the rack­ing. This com­pares to the 488 Cerve­los, 220 Treks, 209 Spe­cial­izeds, 115 Felts and 91 Scotts that made up the top five of the count.

This test proves there are a lot of good rea­sons to think out­side the box when get­ting tooled up for your big race. But is it worth look­ing at al­ter­na­tive brands rather than just fol­low­ing the herd? We hit the In­dian Sum­mer lava fields of York­shire to find out.

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