PRO RIG - Andrew Yoder's Trek Speed Concept

 Aug 5, 2010 article & images by Nick Salazar

  • Trek Speed Concept 9.9
  • SRAM Red with R2C shifters
  • SRM powermeter crank
  • Fizik Arione saddle
Andrew Yoder and his Trek Speed Concept 9.9

Andrew Yoder is one of those kids who's both really amazing and really annoying. Amazing, because at the tender age of 21, he's one of triathlon's youngest stars. He's a member of the venerable Trek/K-Swiss squad, and calls athletes the likes of Chris Lieto and Julie Dibens his peers. That's where annoying comes in. He makes the rest of us look bad. Or old. In any case, he's clearly the future of triathlon, and he has the bike to match. His Trek Speed Concept 9.9 is the envy of pros and amateurs alike, and his complete rig has all the bells and whistles one would expect of such a superbike.

About the bike:

What's not to like? This rig has it all. The Speed Concept frame is equipped with full SRAM Red componentry and R2C shifters. Yoder runs an SRM crankset mated to a 170mm SRAM Red crank arm, with a 54t chainring. Not present at the shoot were Yoder's race wheels, the Bontrager Aeolus. We're not sure what depth he prefers to run, but most of his teammates are on the 6.5's. The bike is new, top-of-the-line, and fast. A lot like its rider.

Tags » andrewyoder,  retul,  rigs,  speedconcept,  srmpower,  trek
  • The Speed Concept's beefy bottom bracket.
  • Yoder's R2C shifters always point forward.
  • SRAM Red Powerdome cassette
  • Yoder runs an SRM crank for accurate power measurement.
  • His Dura Ace pedals betray the many miles Yoder puts into his bike training.
  • Yoder runs a large 54t front chainring.
  • The Bontrager SC Aerobar.
  • Andrew's aero position is decidedly tight.
  • Yoder focuses while putting down the watts.
  • Andrew Yoder and his Speed Concept 9.9
  • Always a joker, Yoder poses with a sticker from sponsor Retul.
  • Don't let its relaxed posture fool you: this bike is a beast.
  • Yoder rides the so-called 'Mantis' position made popular by Floyd Landis and Levi Leipheimer.

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