Pro Bike: Jan Frodeno’s Canyon Speedmax

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The Canyon SpeedMax of defending Hawaii Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno. Frodeno’s bike is equipped with a SRAM eTap wireless drivetrain and Zipp 808 wheels. He’ll also ride with special aerodynamic Speedplay Zero Aero Titanium pedals. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The front end of Frodeno’s Canyon is the end-result of a lot of custom fabrication and 3D printing work, the outcome being a refinement of the already aerodynamic SpeedMax front end. The extension clamps are one-offs that enable Canyon’s engineers to position the extensions precisely where they need to be without using spacers, removing unnecessary hardware and resulting in an ultra-clean front end. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

Frodeno makes no secret of who he is or what his goals are: the rainbow bands are a nod to his previous world championship wins, both at the 70.3 and 140.6 Ironman distances, while the words speak for themselves. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The design and specification of this bike were conceived with one thing in mind. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

A Quarq power meter integrated into the SRAM Red crankset will give Frodeno power data to help him correctly pace his bike leg in an effort to defend his Kona crown. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The SRAM Red eTap wireless rear derailleur will provide Frodeno all the performance benefits of a typical electronic groupset, all without cables or wires. In the cutthroat environment of the Hawaii Ironman, where small advantages can mean precious seconds gained, details like this can make a big difference. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The Continental tires mounted to Frodeno’s Zipp are reportedly one-offs made specifically for the race here in Kona. The Zipp 808 wheelset will provide excellent aerodynamics while still being manageable in crosswind conditions. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The SpeedMax frame has an integrated storage solution that Canyon calls the Gear Box, which is large enough to hold spare tubes, CO2 canisters, and a multitool. Hopefully Frodeno won’t have to access any of these come race day. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

The Fizik Tritone saddle features a nose-less design that helps maintain comfort, even in an aerodynamic position. A rear mounted hydration system holds a single bottle just behind the saddle. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

An inspirational reminder included in the custom paint on Frodeno’s Kona race rig. Photo: Oliver Baker

Jan Frodeno's Canyon Speedmax

Frodeno went as far as to test his race suit in the wind tunnel. He’ll wear this race kit in pursuit of replicating the scene in the background. Photo: Oliver Baker

Defending Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno will look to repeat in Kona on this Canyon Speedmax, which features several custom details manufactured exclusively for him.

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