Kona Age-Grouper Rigs
article & images by Nick Salazar
Apr 7, 2012
Kenny Steil's Quintana Roo CD 0.1
This machine is pure minimalist genius. It's got everything you need, nothing you don't. The CD0.1 frame, Zipp Firecrest 808 wheels, and Adamo ISM saddle are all top-knotch choices. Kenny runs a Torhans hydration system up front, which he refills on course, and keeps a downtube bottle in reserve. The seat-tube aerobottle mount is for a flat kit. Steil runs Zipp's awesome R2C shifters, but modified them with a bit of grip tape on top to prevent his thumbs from slipping. Osymmetric chainrings finish off his otherwise SRAM Red groupset, which he got in the new Beyond Black color scheme to match his very stealthy, very slick rig.
I have some critiques about the CD 0.1 itself - namely, I can't stand it when a manufacturer integrates a bike with a brake, but makes that brake an ugly sidepull model. If you're going to force your riders to use a single brake, then make sure it's a good one! Of course, the CD 0.1 uses a standard 1-1/8" steerer, so I suppose you could run a different fork and brake. But with that gripe aside, my only recommendation for Kenny is to ride it like you stole it!
Hit the jump to see a LOOK 596 that isn't quite the most modern bike in this lineup, but works out well for its rider.