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Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Saturday 23rd March 2013


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Having interviewed Corinne Abraham ahead of this weekend's Ironman Melbourne, the Asia Pacific Championships (HERE), we thought it would be appropriate to take a look at the bike that she will be hoping can take her to another Ironman podium finish. Yes, we know our readers do enjoy looking at bikes...!

Corinne will be riding the Trek Speed Concept supplied by sponsor Sigma Sport, one of the first 'super bikes' of the current aero era, and still one of the most desired bikes in every transition area in the world. Let's take a closer look at Corinne's bike.

(All images © www.robholdenphotography.com)


A relaxed Corinne Abraham with her Trek Speed Concept in Melbourne Harbour, looking forward to the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship coming up this weekend.

Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept ©www.robholdenphotography.com

Corinne's ride features Rotor 3D cranks with a Quark power meter, combined with Q-Ring chainrings.

Just in case she forgets which bike is hers... look out for the name on the seat stays (pictured below). The kamm tail box (pictured above) will house the required spares, with the top-tube mounted bento box "a couple of emergency gels".

Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept ©www.robholdenphotography.com

A worn looking Gatorskin tyre and the site of a turbo-trainer specific skewer tells you something... that these Bontrager Aeolus clincher wheels will likely be replaced for something even faster on Sunday, probably an 808/disc combination, though Corinne tells me "it has been VERY windy here on a few days, so I might be ridingthe Aeolus wheels yet..."

What it also says is... pro's do work their bikes very hard! So currently general grime, turbo skewer and grotty bar tape... "but yes, it will have its glad rags on by the weekend, and shiny white bar tape!"

Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept ©www.robholdenphotography.com

A tri-bar mounted X-Lab torpedo cage up front (pictured above), combined with twin 'behind the saddle' cages via what looks like the X-Lab carbon wing (pictured below), will deal with race day hydration. The front cage will likely see a Speedfil A2 Aero hydration system added for race day. The three bottle set up is a change from Corinne's approach at Ironman Arizona, where she went for two bottles on the bike plus a special needs stop. "Try and eliminate that opportunity for an accident" is her thinking here - though she will leave a bottle or two at special needs in case of emergency...

Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept ©www.robholdenphotography.com

The hidden 'in fork' front brake of the Trek Speed Concept add to its super clean and sleek look. No cables on show here.

Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept ©www.robholdenphotography.com

The calm before the storm - time to relax before race day.

Corinne Abraham's Trek Speed Concept ©www.robholdenphotography.com

(All images © www.robholdenphotography.com)


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