Service Course: Justin Daerr's Javelin Lugano
article & images by Nick Salazar
Sep 29, 2014  hits 61,572

Justin Daerr's Javelin Lugano, after the TriRig Treatment

"Justin Daerr, YOU are an Ironman Champion!" Those are the immortal words that capped off the inaugural edition of Ironman Boulder, and crowned Justin Daerr with his first Ironman victory. TriRig was in Boulder to cover the race, and shortly thereafter we published a second article digging deeper into two of the race-day rigs. Most interesting to us was Justin's race-winning Javelin Lugano, which carried him to victory but had some areas ripe for significant improvement. So, we got together with Justin to do just that. We swapped his brakes out for the TriRig Omega, swapped his stem for the TriRig Sigma XF, and did a completely custom internal-wire job for his Di2 components, including a custom routing for the battery, which now hides under his saddle. Thre's not a single cable, wire, or battery sticking out into the wind, a huge improvement from his initial setup. Justin was with us during the process, and amazed by the changes. "You were able to do what the best mechanics in Boulder couldn't. I can't thank you enough," he said.

Thank YOU, Justin! We are incredibly proud to be able to have you riding our gear! Justin's win at Boulder earned him a spot at this year's Ironman World Championships in Kona, in just two weeks' time. We will be on the island to cover the event. Check out the gallery below of Justin's rig, and thanks for reading!


Justin and his Rig 

At the pointy end of the field, every last Watt can make a big difference. After seeing Justin win Ironman Boulder with some relatively low-hanging fruit on his bike, we were compelled to reach out and help him make his bike faster. This is the result.

  • Justin's Javelin might not be the newest FRAME on the block, but he's got it outfitted with the best aero tech around.
  • A happy Justin Daerr with his newly pimped-out rig.
  • A happy Justin Daerr with his newly pimped-out rig.
  • A happy Justin Daerr with his newly pimped-out rig.
  • Justin takes a quick lap around the block to test the new setup.
  • Justin takes a quick lap around the block to test the new setup.

Complete Bike 

Justin Daerr's Lugano, now with TriRig Omega brakes, TriRig Sigma XF stem, hidden cables, and completely-custom internal Di2 routing.

  • Complete Bike
  • Complete Bike
  • Complete Bike
  • Complete Bike
  • Complete Bike
  • Complete Bike

Details 

All the intricate details of our custom work on Justin's bike.

  • The new front end: Sigma XF stem keeps the cables out of the way, and the Omega brake keeps the front end squeaky clean.
  • This overhead shot gives you a good idea of how clean the control cables are now. NOTHING is in view of the wind anymore.
  • This overhead shot gives you a good idea of how clean the control cables are now. NOTHING is in view of the wind anymore.
  • Front end with the Omega brake.
  • Front end with the Omega brake.
  • Justin rides Dura-Ace 9070 Di2. We had to get creative and make a couple small frame modifications to get the Di2 routed internally.
  • Justin rides Dura-Ace 9070 Di2. Here you can see the custom cable port we drilled for his rear derailleur cable. We had to get creative and make a couple small frame modifications to get the Di2 routed internally.
  • Justin rides Dura-Ace 9070 Di2. We had to get creative and make a couple small frame modifications to get the Di2 routed internally.
  • The rear Omega brake is a perfect fit on this frame.
  • The rear Omega brake is a perfect fit on this frame.
  • The rear Omega brake is a perfect fit on this frame.
  • Another angle of the front end.
  • Another angle of the front end - here you can see the Di2 junction box tucked into the Sigma XF's cable cover.
  • Looking down on the Sigma XF stem - you can see the Di2 junction box, with the adjustment button still accessible.
  • As a last finishing touch, we sent Justin off with the very slick bolt-on skewers from View-Speed.com -- these wheels are obviously just trainers, and Justin will transfer the skewers to his race wheels for Kona.
  • As a last finishing touch, we sent Justin off with the very slick bolt-on skewers from View-Speed.com -- these wheels are obviously just trainers, and Justin will transfer the skewers to his race wheels for Kona.
  • A nice sharp front end indeed.
  • This is the usual speed for this bike. Good luck in Kona, Justin!

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