Congrats on the win and course record in a deep field Matt!
I stumbled on a nice shot of your race day rig by Philip Shama at https://www.facebook.com/...025253636&type=1
Are you running a GT3 front wheel and why did you choose a tri spoke over a spoked race wheel? It obviously works for you but it's not something you see every day in triathlon.
Flat kit anywhere on the bike or no?
Thanks for the pic. I ran into Shama post race and he said he had a few good pics from the bike.
Yes, I run the GT3 up front. I am certainly no expert in this area and rely heavily on my coach and a few other trusted sources for wheel choice. But according to every set of numbers I've seen, the GT3 performs better at low yaw. The Texas course typically has either a head or a tail wind. For Kona, it is quite possible that I run the Hed 90 front. The typical wheel is going to be good in ALL conditions. The trispoke is best in a few conditions and many just don't want to invest in an additional wheel.
I am running tubies right now, and I put Flat Attack sealant in them prior to the race. I don't carry a spare tire along on the frame. If I do flat, I have 3 CO2 cartriges on the bike. It takes me seconds to inflate the tire, and hopefully the sealant will do its job. If not, I'll ride until flat and fill again. Hopefully in that time I'll be able to flag down a moto for assistance.
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