Kona 2014: Paul Matthews' Blue Triad SL
article & images by Nick Salazar
Oct 10, 2014  hits 36,616



The Aussie sensation known as Paul 'Barny' Matthews has been working very hard of late, training with five-time World Champion Craig Alexander (3x Hawaii, 2x Half IM WC). Barny is something of a dark horse competitor this year; his name hasn't been mentioned as much in the top competitors, but I have a feeling he's going to surprise some folks tomorrow. Here's our look at his Blue Triad SL, now equipped with TriRig Omega brakes front and rear. Go Barny!


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Photo Gallery 

  • Paul Matthew's Blue Triad SL, ready to race.
  • Paul Matthew's Blue Triad SL, ready to race.
  • Frontal profile improvement courtesy the TriRig Omega Brake and ENVE SES Aerobar.
  • Paul is running a BTA bottle for on-course water.
  • A single rear cage provides additional hydration, while the aerobottle on the down tube is for concentrated nutrition.
  • Shimano Di2 components and ENVE wheels.
  • A clean cable path to the top tube port.
  • A clean cable path to the top tube port.
  • Paul and his bike.
  • Paul's sly smile is hiding his quiet confidence.

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