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Paula Findlay’s Trek Speed Concept

With a fresh new look and SRAM Red eTap AXS, Paula Findlay is ready to roll in 2019

In 2018, Paula Findlay took the biggest win of her half-Ironman career, winning the Ironman 70.3 North American Championship in St. George, Utah. Throughout the race, Findlay remained close to the front, before she made her move on the run. She was joined on the podium by Jeanni Seymour and Sarah True. Heading into 2019, Findlay will try to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. “This will require a win or at least a podium performance in a 70.3 before the end of June,” says Findlay. “If that goes well, all of my focus will be on having my best race at the World Champs.”

Related: Findlay and Sanders take the win at IM 70.3 St. George

Looking ahead to 2019, Findlay will be riding her Trek Speed Concept. Here’s an up-close look of her ride:

Frame: Trek Speed Concept

Trek Speed Concept. Photo: Eric Lagerstrom

“I designed this bike on Trek’s Project One website, where there are thousands of different design and colour options. It took me a long time to narrow it down, but with the help from Trek’s design team and using my favourite colours, we came up with my dream bike. I love the splash of blue, and it contrasts well with the white logo and black wheels.”

Trek Project One. Photo: Eric Lagerstrom

Wheels: Zipp 454 NSW

Zipp 454 NSW. Photo: Eric Lagerstrom

Pedals: Dura Ace

Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS (50/11-33 gearing)

“The components are the new SRAM AXS eTap, with a 1x chainring in the front. Riding this is a dream, the shifting is smooth and quiet, and having the single ring in the front makes it simple to navigate gear selection.”

Related: SRAM releases new electronic groupset for triathletes and cyclists

Power meter: Quarq

Photo: Eric Lagerstrom

Saddle: Bontrager Hilo Pro

Photo: Eric Lagerstrom