If you don’t know Jan Frodeno’s title as the GOAT, then you’re probably new to tri—and that’s ok. In brief, the 2008 Olympic champion and Ironman 70.3 World Champion has won in Kona three times, won the Collins Cup, and won Challenge Roth. In fact, there was a two-plus year period between 2018 and 2021 when Frodeno didn’t lose a single race. This year, he’s in his final retirement tour, and as such he says this weekend’s Nice race will be his final World Championship. Unlike almost every other pro in the sport, Frodeno is a super strong swimmer, a strong biker, and a strong runner with the opportunity to have the fastest race split in any of the three (or all of them).
Below, we take a close look at the 42-year-old German’s brand-new Canyon Speedmax CFR “Moonshot” edition bike.
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Looking ready to help Frodeno’s chances at winning a fourth IMWC title, his size large Canyon Speedmax CFR with very cool “moonshot” graphics and design.
Frodeno will be using a 56/43t chainring on his 170mm Sram Red cranks with a waxed Sram chain. For power measurement he’ll be using a Sram Quarq with a special Sram DUB bottom bracket.
For pedaling duties he’s using a pair of Wahoo Speedplay Aeros.
In the rear, Frodeno is using a Sram Red 12-speed 10-33t chainring, with Sram Red AXS shifting and a Zipp Super 9 Disc rear wheel.
Frodeno’s front wheel is a Zipp 858 NSW; his rear is a Super 9 Disc.
On race day, Frodeno will be riding Continental GP 5000 TT TR 28mm tires at an incredibly low (for his size) 67 psi in the rear and 62 psi in the front.
Unlike many of his competitors, Frodeno prefers a flatter aerobar extension position from elbow to wrist. This weekend he’ll be using the Canyon Risebar with custom Canyon armpads and Canyon Pro Mono Grip extensions.
Frodeno’s Mono Grip extensions are extremely level and create an extreme wrist position. For data display and recording, he’ll be using a Wahoo Element Bolt.
Frodeno’s “Moonshot” bike is littered with quotes like this one from Kona 2015: “I love big days, having one shot at making history…that’s what I live for.” Here we also see the port for his Canyon X Hydrapak 750ml integrated hydration bladder.
Frodeno will be using the brand-new Ergon SR Triathlon saddle.
Here’s another shot of a classic Frodeno quote.
Fun details like this “Conceive, believe, achieve” slogan are a part of his custom paint job.
Here’s another great bit of custom graphic work with the moonshot logo. on his top tube.