Pro Bike: Michael Weiss’ Diamondback Andean

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

The Diamondback Andean of Austrian professional triathlete Michael Weiss is ready to tackle the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

Weiss’ Diamondback Andean is equipped with HED Jet wheels and a HED Corsair Full Aero Bar, in addition to a Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9000 Series drivetrain. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

Weiss has chosen a Speedfil A2 for his between-the-arms hydration needs. An SRM PowerControl 8 head unit will transmit a plethora of data during the event, including real-time TSS and IF scores for optimal pacing. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

The aerodynamic front end of Michael Weiss’ Diamondback Andean includes an integrated front fork and nutritional storage just behind the stem. Storage is a big theme for Diamondback on the Andean, and Weiss played an important role in the storage design elements of the frame. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

The Diamondback Andean includes storage for a repair kit just in front of the bottom bracket area, neatly integrated into the frame. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

The massive chain stays on the Diamondback Andean help to maintain stiffness in the absence of the seat stays, which were removed to enhance aerodynamics. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

Weiss, like many professional athletes, has chosen CeramicSpeeds OSPW System for his Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Rear Derailleur. The oversize 17-tooth pulley wheels minimize friction by allowing the chain a more efficient route through the drivetrain. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

Larger aerodynamic tubes used in non-UCI-legal frames have an added benefit: plenty of opportunity for integrated storage. The area behind the seat post on the Andean is referred to as “The Wallet,” and is large enough to fit a mobile phone or couple of extra tubes, CO2 cartridges, and a multi-tool. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

Technology developed for mountain bikes has found its way to the triathlon market in the form of a thru-axle hub and disc brakes. Photo: Oliver Baker

Michael Weiss' Diamondback Andean

An SRM Professional Power Meter is integrated into the Shimano Dura Ace 9000 crankset. Weiss will be pushing a massive 56-tooth large chain ring come Saturday. Photo: Oliver Baker

A close-up look at the new Diamondback Andean Michael Weiss will ride on Saturday. The controversial athlete is reportedly going after the Kona bike course record.

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