First reported by Hebret Kertel on the Slowtwitch Triathlon forum.
For 2018, Canadian professional triathlete Heather Wurtele partnered with Parlee Cycles. And for the remainder of the 2018 season she will be racing on a Parlee TTiR disc bike. The large frame is outfitted with ENVE SES 7.8 tubeless wheels, Schwalbe Pro One tires, Shimano Ultegra Di2 components and a Frizik Antares saddle.
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NEW BIKE DAY! Maiden voyage on our new @parleecycles TTiR Disc. This was actually one of the very first TT bikes with disc brakes (check out those sweet carbon brake covers) & man does it handle well. Stiff, responsive and so light. Love at first ride. ? Once you ride with through axles there is seriously no going back. We also have new @rotorbike 2INpower cranks making it a total dream machine! More detailed close-ups to come. First, more training…
The large frame is outfitted with ENVE SES 7.8 tubeless wheels, Schwalbe Pro One tires, Shimano Ultegra Di2 components and a Frizik Antares saddle.
The SES 7.8 tubeless wheel-set is one of the fastest carbon fiber ENVE aero wheels yet. And in a sport where minimal gains and equipment tweaks can make all the difference, these wheels are sure to carry Heather far… as fast as possible.
Despite all the the technology and set up, Heather still has made some of her own adjustments. Heather personally likes to have her bottle cage as tight and close as possible to the back of her saddle. In order to do this she has zip-tided her XLab Gorilla XT Cage as tight as possible to her Frizik saddle.
She rides a 175mm Rotor 2INpower cranks with 53/39 Rotor Q-Rings. This power meter, positioned in the axle allows Heather to monitor her power output for each leg. This ultimately allows her to improve her pedal performance and conserve energy. The chainring is a new one piece ring, which is cut from a single block of aluminum and directly mounts to the crank.
Her pedals are Shimano Dura-Ace, while the rest of her components are Ultegra. Pulleys are CeramicSpeed. And the disc brakes are cable actuated, which are lighter than hydraulic. The disc brakes have a carbon cover, adding to the “cool-ness” factor.
Heather and her husband, Trevor, will get to put their bikes through the paces June 10th at Challenge Geheraardsbergen, located in the South region of Flanders (Belgium).