Kona Pro Bike: Matt Russell’s Diamondback Andean

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

The Diamondback Andean of American professional triathlete Matt Russell. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

Russell is running the SRAM eTAP wireless drivetrain on his Diamondback Andean. The lack of traditional cables or even electrical wiring make for an extremely clean look. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

When the race numbers are in the teens and the race is Kona, you are dealing with a heavy-hitter. The slick number holder is a V-Tag from manufacturer Von Drais, and comes standard with a Kona entry. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

The Diamondback Andean’s frame shields much of the drivetrain from the wind using a design they call Aero Core, which turns the front wheel, bottom bracket, and rear wheel into one large airfoil. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

Russell’s Diamondback Andean is equipped with a HED Corsair bar setup with two hydration solutions installed, including a TorHans AeroZ. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

TRP’s RL979 brake levers include on-the-fly adjustability. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

Matt Russell’s Diamondback Andean rolls on a Knight Composites 95 Clincher wheelset equipped with disc brakes. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

A Speedfil Z4 between-the-arms hydration system is not only useful for a quick drink on the go, but is also a convenient way to mount a Polar head unit. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

Even with double hydration systems, a nutrition box, and a computer head unit, Russell’s Diamondback has a clean front end. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

The Diamondback Andean includes mechanical disc brakes, which reportedly provide ample stopping power and excellent control in varied conditions. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

An ISM Adamo Prologue split-nose saddle is a comfortable perch for multiple hours in the aero position. Photo: Corey Hollister

Matt Russell's Diamondback Andean

TriBike Transport is a popular bicycle transport service, even among professional athletes. Photo: Corey Hollister

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