One of the most popular pros in the sport, Germany’s 2014 Ironman world champ Sebastian Kienle, is gearing up for his last race at Ironman Cozumel and will mark the end of his historic career by raffling off his special bike to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief (WBR).
This is the fourth and final Scott bike that Kienle is riding as part of his “Discontinued” series. The custom Plasma RC will be raffled by Viprize, and the winner will have the opportunity to travel to meet Kienle and accept the bike in person.
“Cozumel is a small and very beautiful island in Mexico,” Kienle said. “The perfect place to end my career. It is a very fast course but the climate makes it very demanding. I won the race in 2017 and I wanted to come back there one day. I love the vibe there, it is a little bit like Hawaii.”
About the Bike – Discontinued #4: Cozumel Edition
The bike features warm and colorful tones to represent the parts of the world where WBR does much of its relief work. Throughout the frame you’ll also find dates and locations of some of Sebastian’s most memorable victories throughout his career, an homage to the race legacy he leaves behind.
Click here for more information on the raffle for the bike
“Mobility changes lives, no matter if it is the access to education, to water or to connect with other people,” Kienle said. “A bicycle is probably the best invention humans ever made. It’s simple and genius. Bicycles mean freedom. I just love the colour that a bicycle brings to your life. I still remember the feeling of being able to ride a bike on my own. The wind blowing in my hair. I felt so free. And it also mirrors the great colors of the island of Cozumel.”
“It’s just the perfect tool for the very fast course in Cozumel,” Kienle adds. “You have all the hydration on board and you can stay comfortable in your aero position, even in strong crosswinds.”
Frame: Scott Plasma RC – Discontinued Series #4 – Medium
Drive train: SRAM RED AXS, 170mm Cranks, 50t, 10/33. Silica Custom Chain
Cockpit: Custom Design Cockpit (winner will receive standard Syncros TRI Cockpit)
Seat post: Syncros Carbon Seatpost
Seat: Syncros Belcarra Tri
Wheelset: ZIPP Super9 & 858, Tubeless
Tires: Schwalbe PRO ONE TT
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Aero