As the 2018 Hawaii Ironman world champion, Germany’s Patrick Lange has a pretty big target on his back when he gets out of the water and rides onto the Queen K this week. Lange took the win at Challenge Roth back in 2021 and blazed the run en route to a victory at Ironman Tulsa last May, but otherwise has been flying slightly under the radar this year. Lange hopes to return to form with the help of his Canyon Speedmax CFR on Saturday.
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Lange will be riding a size small Canyon Speedmax CFR in Kona this weekend.
His Canyon’s front end has an integrated computer mount where he’ll use a Garmin Edge 130.
The clean monopost riser of the integrated Canyon cockpit leads to a custom 3D-printed aerobar armrest cover.
Custom details include his name and world champion stars.
Canyon’s integrated hydration system uses a very novel HydroPak spring-loaded refill port.
Lange’s hydration hose leads from the in-frame bladder to a magnetically attached bite valve.
Up front, Lange has very small, 3D-printed slim grips for his hands and electronic bar-end shifters.
Lange is riding on an 11-speed Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain with an 11-25 cassette and Ceramic Speed pulleys with an aero cover and PL5 livery.
Aside from his integrated hydration, Lange says he’ll keep 750mL of fluid in his behind-the-saddle bottle cage.
Lange is using SwissSide Hadron Ultimate 800+ wheels with Schwalbe Pro One TT Prototype tubeless tires, 23mm front, 25mm back running at 80psi.
Lange will measure power with a ninth-generation SRM Origin carbon powermeter and 42-55t Dura-Ace chainrings.
Speedplay Aero pedals will provide a platform for Lange’s power output.
Lange will use a Selle Italia Watt saddle for race day.
Additional storage is located in the downtube junction of Lange’s Speedmax CFR.
An Elite Crono CX Aero Bottle is the third and final spot for Lange to store his race-day hydration.