Chris Leiferman rode and ran his way up through a stellar field to finish just off the podium in fourth place at the 2021 Ironman World Championship in St. George in May. Leiferman let us into his garage to check out the setup he’ll be riding when he looks to improve his finish on the Big Island.
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Leiferman will be on a medium large BMC TM 01 with a few bits you don’t usually see on a stock bike.
Like many pros, Leiferman is running Drag 2 Zero aerobar extensions with a stack of risers over the BMC cockpit basebars.
One of Leiferman’s three hydration locations is between his extensions, behind his computer.
For data, Leiferman is using Wahoo’s ELEMNT Bolt.
Leiferman will put out power via Shimano Dura Ace pedals. For Kona, Leiferman is using a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 11-speed drivetrain with a 165mm crank, and 55t/42t chainrings.
For Kona, Leiferman is using a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 11-speed drivetrain with a 165mm crank, and 55t/42t chainrings.
To battle the winds of Kona, Leiferman will use a set of DT Swiss ARC 1100 60mm front/80mm rear wheels.
He’ll be running Hutchinson Race Lab 25mm front and 28mm rear tires.
Leiferman is using a hand dipped, molten wax Dura-Ace chain for minimum resistance.
For the Queen K, Leiferman has opted to go with a 11/25 Dura Ace cassette.
In addition to his between-the-arms hydration system, Leiferman is using an Elite aero bottle on his downtube.
Leiferman has chosen an ISM PS 1.0 as his race-day saddle. Leiferman used his fabrication skills to create a handmade rear hydration bottle mount out of aluminum.
Additional storage sits behind the TM 01’s seat tube/top-tube junction.
Leiferman shows off his Kona rig at his in-home shop outside of Boulder, Colorado.