Kona Pro Bike: Sebastian Kienle’s Scott Plasma 5

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

The Scott Plasma 5 of German professional triathlete Sebastian Kienle. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

Kienle’s Scott Plasma is outfitted with a Quarq power meter and a 55-tooth SRAM Red front chainring. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

A SRAM RED eTap Rear Derailleur provides lightning fast shifts in the back. The wireless design means that there are no cables, mechanical or electronic, leading to an ultra-clean setup. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

Zipp 808 NSW wheels roll on Zipp’s own Tangente tires, which feature a tread design not only intended to improve handling, but also to optimize aerodynamics. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

The Elite Crono CX aero water bottle is a popular choice among the elite of Kona, and pairs perfectly with the Drag2Zero storage solution seen just above the bottom bracket. This slick piece of kit was developed by aerodynamic engineer Simon Smart, and cleverly fills in some of the air behind the bottle to improve aerodynamics. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

The custom design on this Scott Plasma leaves no question as to who will be powering along the Queen K come race day. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

Kienle opts for one of the more traditional saddle designs going with a Prologo Zero II TT saddle. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

A less traditional, more forward-thinking design element on Kienle’s Scott Plasma is this unique single cup and forearm pad. Photo: Oliver Baker

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5

The front end on the Scott Plasma is very well integrated, with the hydration system and top tube storage units merging seamlessly with the frameset. Photo: Oliver Baker

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