Canyon creeps up on the Kona Bike Count while Cervélo maintains the top spot at the IRONMAN World Championship

With so many up and coming bike manufacturers in the triathlon market, athletes are starting to venture away from the bigger names. At this year’s IRONMAN World Championship, the numbers show the shift has begun.

From Triathlete.com
by Brad Culp

Cervélo Reigns Again at Kona Bike Count but Gap Closes

A group of 30 industry experts came together on Friday to tally the makeup of all 2,500 bikes to check-in on the Kona Pier ahead of the Ironman World Championship.

The count has served for years as a global bellwether of buying patterns among athletes in the endurance triathlon space.

Toronto-based Cervélo again took top honors in the bike category, but the decade-long leader had 74 fewer bikes on the pier this year than last. The big movers chipping away at Cervelo’s lead were Canyon (28 more bikes than last year), QR (13 more), Dimond (12 more), and Scott (10 more).

Zipp again won the wheel category, but with 287 fewer wheels than last year.

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