SWCS December Newsletter

December 16, 2010


Birth of an Ironman Race Rig

December 2, 2010

There have been lots of exciting things going on over at SWCS over the last few weeks, not the least of which was receiving Jamis’ latest high-end entry into the Triathalon market.

Jamis Xenith T2

The Xenith T2 encompasses a windshield aero fork with a rear-facing, fully enclosed front brake, a rear brake snugged under the chainstay and a seat tube shroud shielding the rear wheel.  The NACA-compliant aero profile frame incorporates a 78-degree seat tube  and comes equipped with SRAM’s latest return to center shifing, A SRAM Red drivetrain and a Vision Trimax TT BB30 carbon crank.  We have set the bike up with Easton EA 70 wheels for training and will swap out to the Easton EC 90 Carbons for racing. So far we are very impressed with the ride and feel of the bike; The high modulus carbon frame is very responsive and transmits power well, the return to center shifters are a dramatic departure from the norm and the Red group continues to impress.  Over all, we are very pleased.

The next step is to head over to Dave Wenger at Durata Training to get the fit dialed in and then the fun begins.  May 21st, 2011 – Ironman Texas – time to shine.