Kona Pro Bike: Daniela Ryf’s Felt IA

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

The Felt IA FRD of Swiss professional triathlete and defending Hawaii Ironman champion Daniela Ryf. Photo: Correy Holister

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

Ryf has selected a SRAM RED eTAP wireless electronic drivetrain for her title defense in Kona this year. The large black box on the rear derailleur is a rechargeable battery. Photo: Correy Holister

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

Ryf’s Felt is equipped with a Zipp carbon fiber cockpit outfitted with an XLAB Torpedo between-the-arms (BTA) hydration system, allowing easy access to hydration from the aero position. Photo: Correy Holister

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

The custom paint on Ryf’s Felt is inspired by her nickname “Angry Bird”, which was given to her by her coach Brett Sutton. Photo: Correy Holister

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

In addition to her BTA hydration, Ryf will race with a standard bottle mounted on her seat tube, and a top tube box for easy access to nutrition. Photo: Correy Holister

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

The front end of the Felt IA FRD is very well integrated. The stem, head tube, and fork are all cleanly incorporated into a single unit, and the front brake caliper is nicely hidden in the front fork away from the wind. Photo: Correy Holister

Daniela Ryf's Felt IA FRD

LOOK Keo Carbon Blade pedals and a SRAM Red crankset with aero chainrings provide excellent stiffness and will transfer all of Ryf’s power into propelling her through Kona’s iconic lava fields. Photo: Correy Holister

A look at the Felt IA two-time Ironman world champion Daniela Ryf will ride as she looks for her third-straight Ironman world title.

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