Laura Philipp had one of the fastest performances ever with a race best swim and bike and run at Ironman Hamburg back in June. Many have eyes on the 35-year-old German to use her outstanding bike/run combo to land on the podium this week in Kona. We take a look at some of the interesting bits on an otherwise stock Canyon CFR.
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Philipp is riding a version of the Canyon CFR Disc that doesn’t differ much from what you can buy online, but it’ll serve her well in the lava fields of the Big Island.
Like many pros, Philipp is using a water bottle located on the downtube to supplement her hydration needs—in this case the Elite Crono CX Aero Bottle.
Philipp will be riding Schwalbe Pro One TT TLE tires marked “Prototype” for race day.
Less common in the U.S., Philipp uses a ninth-generation SRM Origin carbon powermeter with Dura-Ace chainrings to measure output.
Philipp is using a pair of Swiss Side Hadron2 Ultimate Disc Brake wheels to battle the gnarly crosswinds of the Queen K.
The German’s cockpit uses Canyon’s Ergon aerobar upgrade kit for a deeper, more aerodynamic cup (that sacrifices adjustability and some weight). Tucked between, Philipp uses the CFR Disc’s built-in hydration system’s straw to get much of her fluids.
Another view of Philipp’s cockpit shows the depth of the aero bar cups that are becoming very common on pros’ setups. She’ll also use a very simple, compact Garmin Edge 130 to display data.
On Philipp’s Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed drivetrain, she does have a very unique Muc-Off pulley wheel prototype for aerodynamics and low friction.
In keeping with the aero-at-all-costs theme, Phillip is using Wahoo Speedplay Aero pedals to push her way long the 112 miles.