Kona Pro Bike: Sebastian Kienle’s Scott Plasma 5

Germany’s Sebastian Kienle says his run confidence is high, but he’ll no doubt need a strong bike ride if he wants to contend for his second world title. He’ll look to do just that aboard this Scott Plasma 5.

Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
The Scott Plasma 5 of Sebastian Kienle. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Zipp 858 NSW wheels are wraped in Schwalbee Pro One TT tires. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
SRAM RED eTap Road Aero 1×12 drivetrain. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Speedplay Zero Aero 50mm pedals. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Kienle uses a Drag2Zero Draft box. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Kienle is using a custom cockpit setup. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
SRAM AXS brake levers on the bars. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
SRAM Electroninc shifting buttons are hidden under the bartape. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Kienle’s unique cockpit setup. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Syncros Belcarra cut-out saddle. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
The Belcarra has a textured tip to keep Sebi from moving back in the saddle. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Kienle is running a 10/33 cassette. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
SRAM Red rear derailleur. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
This little ladybug on Sebi’s stem gives him motivation when things get tough, reminding him of friends and family. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Top tube storage. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Caliper style rim brakes. Photo: Brad Kaminski
Sebastian Kienle's Scott Plasma 5
Photo: Brad Kaminski