Cervélo, Zipp and Shimano again dominate at Kona bike count

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Cervélo, Zipp and Shimano again dominate at Kona bike count

The 2012 annual Kona count has been issued by Lava magazine, with a list of those brands counted at the 2012 Ironman World Championships.

Cervélo is once again the leader of the pack in the Kona bike count. The Toronto-based bike builder had 483 bikes on stand in Kona this year. Although this is slightly down on the 488 bikes counted for Cervélo in 2011.

Cervélo claimed 26% of all bikes in the 2012 Kona bike count. With 483 in total for Cervélo, this is 272 more than second placed Trek. However, it is worth noting that the gap has narrowed slightly on 2011, when second placed Trek was 303 bikes behind Cervélo at last year’s bike count. Meanwhile, in 2012, Specialized has reclaimed third place (from its fourth spot last year). Specialized has also seen a progression in the number of its bikes at Kona in recent years.

Zipp was a clear winner in the wheel count, with over 2,000 riders opting for Zipp wheels. In 2012, Zipp has consolidated its position further – up from just over 1900 wheels counted in 2011. In the wheel count, Zipp, Hed and Mavic remain the top three favoured brands by Kona athletes.

Fi’zi:k remained the number one saddle brand. The most popular aero bar brand was Profile Design. Shimano was again the clear leader in the groupsets used by the pros and age-groupers at Kona. For those power meters spotted at Kona, Quarq jumped from third place in 2011 to first place in 2012. France’s LOOK held its number one position in the pedals count. For helmets, Rudy Project built on its number one position, having edged out Louis Garneau in the 2011 helmet count.

Bikes
Cervelo: 483 / 2011 #1, 488 / 2010 #1, 468
Trek: 211 / 2011 #2, 185 / 2010 #3, 108
Specialized: 170 / 2011 #4, 122 / 2010: #2, 113
Felt: 115
Cannondale: 86
Scott: 85
QR: 78
Argon18: 71
Giant: 64
Kestrel: 46
Orbea: 43
Kuota: 42
Ceepo: 37
BMC: 33
Look: 31
Guru: 28
Blue: 27
Fuji: 21
Ridley: 17
Cube: 17
PlanetX: 16
Litespeed: 11
Willier: 11
Storck: 10
Serotta: 9
Pinarello: 8
Parlee: 8
Canyon: 6
Colnago: 6
Stevens: 6
Elite: 6
Griffin: 5
BH: 5
Seven: 5
Teschner: 5
Beyond 4
Isaac: 3
Calfee: 3
Louis Garneau: 3
Jamis: 2
Cheetah 2
Time: 2
Principia: 1
Bianchi: 1
Merlin: 1
Softride: 1
Aegis: 1
DeRosa 1
Lemond 1

Wheels
Zipp: 2041 / 2011 #1, 1907 / 2010: #1, 1910
Hed: 248 / 2011 #2, 267 / 2010: #2, 255
Mavic: 154 / 2011 #3, 146 / 2010 #3, 164
Bontrager: 133
Reynolds: 126
ENVE: 100
Easton: 94
Shimano/PRO: 83
Xentis: 81
SRAM: 57
FFWD: 44
Lightweight: 43
Corima: 37
Campagnolo: 35
Planet X: 26
Profile Design: 24
Flashpoint: 17
Rolf Prima: 16
Spinergy: 16
American Classic: 13
Specialized Roval: 12
Madfiber: 10
Vision: 10
Token: 8
Oval: 7
Ceepo: 6
Nimble: 6
Gray: 6
Blackwell: 4
Beyond: 2

Saddles
Fi’zi:k: 507 / 2011 #1, 485 / 2010 #1, 508
ISM: 403 / 2011 #2, 328 / 2010 #3, 201
Selle Italia: 245 / 2011 #3, 241 / 2010: #2, 347
Specialized: 215
Cobb: 149
OE Spec’d: 97
Prologo: 80
SMP: 53
Bontrager: 51
Selle San Marco: 47
Terry: 39
Profile Design: 32
Serfas: 16
Vision: 13
SQLab: 6
Planet X: 5
Blackwell: 4
Koobi: 4
WTB: 4
Ritchey: 3
Velo: 3
Forte: 3
SR: 2
Other: 17
Unknown: 9

Aero bars
Profile Design: 551 / 2011 #1, 562 / 2010: #1, 591
Vision: 346 / 2011 #2, 356 / 2010 #2, 446
Bontrager: 185 / 2011 #3, 148 / 2010 #4, 99
3T: 171
Zipp: 120
PRO: 75
Specialized: 72
Syntace: 71
Easton: 62
Felt Devox: 54
Hed: 49
Argon18: 42
Giant: 39
Other: 29
OVAL: 28
Blue: 24
Deda: 18
Planetx: 14
USE: 7
Xentis: 6
CKT: 6
Ritchey: 6
Storck: 6
Drop handle bars: 3

Components (according to rear derailleurs)
Shimano: 1424 / 2011 #1, 1335 / 2010 #1, 1307
SRAM: 505 / 2011 #2, 475 / 2010 #2, 391
Campagnolo: 55 / 2011 #3, 43 / 2010 #3, 85
Other: 2

Power meters
Quarq: 191 / 2011 #3, 119 / 2010 #3, 51
CycleOps PowerTap: 168 / 2011 #1, 191 / 2010 #2, 153
SRM: 152 / 2011 #2, 166 / 2010 #1, 163
Power2Max: 35
LookKEO 4
Ergomo: 3

Pedals
LOOK: 776 / 2011 #1, 770 / 2010 na
Shimano: 642 / 2011 #2, 554 / 2010 na
Speedplay: 396 / 2011 #3, 395 / 2010 na
TIME: 74
Other: 59

Front hydration systems
Profile: 732
XLAB: 128
Speedfil: 124
Torhans: 111
Zip Tied Cages (to aerobar) 109
Jet Stream: 32
Specialized Shiv bladder: 32
Shimano: 6
Nathan: 2

Rear hydration systems
XLAB: 527
Profile: 157
Beaker Concept: 96
Zip Tied: 58
Shimano: 4

Helmets
Rudy Project: 354 / 2011 #1, 211 / 2010 #3, 114
Louis Garneau: 232 / 2011 #2, 191 / 2010 #1, 223
Giro: 177 / 2011 #3, 160 / 2010: #2, 221
Lazer: 119
Specialized: 43
Met: 18
Las: 17
Limar: 15
Spiuk: 13
Ekoi: 8
Bontrager: 7
Scott: 6
OGK: 6
POC: 4

Running shoes
Asics: 300
Saucony: 245
Newton: 201
Brooks: 181
Kswiss: 169
Nike: 118
Mizuno: 107
Zoot: 94
Adidas: 91
New Balance: 48
Hoka One One: 23
On: 23
Pearl Izumi: 19
Woolf: 16
Other: 15
Sketchers: 8
Avia: 5
Ecco: 5
Merrell: 5
Puma: 5
Innovate: 4
Karhu: 2
Altra: 1
Croc: 1
Under Armour: 1
Vibram: 1

Compiled by dozens of triathlon industry employees, the annual Kona Bike Count involves five hours of tallying bikes, wheels, saddles, aerobars, aero helmets, power meters, and components as athletes check in their bikes the day before the race.

According to Lava mag, the count gives the industry a scope of the previous year’s buying trends and an idea of who the players will be in the following year.

www.lavamagazine.com
www.ironman.com

 

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