Paula Findlay and Brent McMahon join Zipp’s 2016 athlete roster
From press release.
Late last week, Zipp announced its 2016 roster of pro triathletes. Among some of the biggest names in the sport are Canadians Paula Findlay and Brent McMahon.
The Biggest Names in the Biggest Races – 2016 Zipp Triathlon Roster https://t.co/vM6gyKuAH0 #ZippSpeed pic.twitter.com/2b7rC0G3Kt
— Zipp Speed Weaponry (@ZippSpeed) March 14, 2016
Zipp is excited to have some of the fastest short and long course triathletes representing the brand on their quests towards Rio and Kona. “We supply these athletes with the fastest wheels and discs as well as aero cockpits, handlebars, stems, and seat posts.,” they explained. “Beyond that, Zipp engineers and SRAM tech liaisons rely on these pro triathletes to develop and test new products.”
Jan Frodeno, who needs no introduction, started this year off with a win at Ironman 70.3 Dubai. There and at Kona last October, his Canyon frameset equipped with new NSW technology helped carried him to a win.
Mirinda Carfrae, one of the most well-known long course athletes in the sport, continues to represent Zipp on her mission to reclaim her title this year. During her Kona podium stream from 2009 to 2014, she rode on Zipp wheels en route three world titles, two second places, and a third place finish.
Paula Findlay joins the Zipp roster as she attempts to secure her second Olympic team spot. Brent McMahaon, the Kona rookie who placed top 10 last year, continues to represent Zipp this season.
Zipp revealed that they had 2006 wheelsets out on the 2015 Kona course, more than twice the number of the second most popular brand. Beyond wheels, Zipp’s athletes will use a variety of the brand’s fastest equipment including aero cockpits and bars, stems and seat posts.
Earlier in the year we tested out the new Zipp 808 NSW wheelset, which we found to be as fast as promised.
Full roster here.