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2016 Kona Bike Count
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Lava Magazine presents the results

Bikes
Cervelo – 577
Trek – 261
Specialized – 209
Felt – 139
Argon 18 – 106
Scott – 106
BMC – 100
Quintana Roo – 89
Cannondale – 80
Giant – 70
Ceepo – 59
Dimond – 47
Canyon – 39
Fuji – 27
Orbea – 25
Kuota – 25
Ventum – 22
Planet X – 18
Boardman – 17
Stevens – 16
Kestrel – 12
Cube – 12
BH – 12
LOOK – 12
Parlee – 11
Garneau – 9
Pinarello – 8
Focus – 8
Swift – 8
Guru – 7
Simplon – 7
Merida – 6
Blue – 6
Colnago – 6
Airstream – 6
Litespeed – 5
Willier – 5
Storck – 4
Bianchi β€” 4
Isaac – 3
Cucuma – 3
Ridley – 2
Serotta – 2
Neil Pryde – 2
Teschner – 2
Diamondback – 2
Masi β€” 2
Corratec – 1
Jamis – 1
Cheetah – 1
Valdora – 1
Dalkai – 1
DaVinci – 1
Time – 1
Grigio – 1
Griffen – 1
Coure β€” 1
Freespeed β€” 1
Apex β€” 1
Avanti β€” 1
Basso β€” 1
Beyond β€” 1
Haibike β€” 1
Merlin β€” 1
Marinoni β€” 1
Razor β€” 1
Maehlon β€” 1
Klein β€” 1
KTM β€” 1
GBR β€” 1
Ribble β€” 1
Squad β€” 1
Starley β€” 1
Skorn β€” 1
Sarto β€” 1
Titanos β€”1
S-Light β€” 1
Scrane β€” 1
Wheels (individual)
Zipp – 1280
ENVE – 289
HED – 230
Reynolds– 215
Bontrager – 200
Mavic (carbon) – 147
Shimano (carbon) – 127
Roval – 120
FLO – 61
Profile Design – 60
Mavic (aluminum) – 57
Xentis – 53
Vision (carbon) – 52
Shimano (aluminum) – 49
FFWD – 46
Campagnolo – 40
Lightweight – 39
Knight – 36
Easton – 36
Giant – 30
Oval – 28
Planet X – 26
DT Swiss – 22
Corima – 22
Airstreem β€” 22
Edco β€” 22
Felt β€” 21
Pro-Lite – 17
Fulcrum – 16
3T – 14
Rolf – 14
SRAM – 12
Token – 10
Spinergy – 8
Gray – 6
Boyd β€” 6
Williams – 5
American Classic – 4
Mercury β€” 4
Syncros β€”3
Orr – 2
Cane Creek β€” 2
Cole β€”2
Flashpoint β€” 2
Ritchey β€” 2
Other/unbranded carbon – 324
Other/unbranded aluminum – 83

Drivetrain
Shimano – 1965
SRAM – 353
Campagnolo – 26
Vision – 3
Saddles
ISM – 734
Fi:zi’k – 373
Specialized – 328
Cobb – 267
Bontrager – 140
Selle Italia – 130
Prologo – 83
SMP – 48
Dash – 27
Selle San Marco – 25
Profile Design – 22
Terry – 12
PRO – 11
Fabric – 7
Koobi – 6
Syncros β€” 5
SQ Lab – 5
Oval Concepts β€” 4
Serfas – 2
WTB – 2
Forte – 2
Planet X – 1
Vision – 1
Ergon β€” 1
Zipp β€” 1
Giant β€” 1
Oxygen β€” 1
Tioga β€” 1
Falcon β€” 1
Time β€” 1
Cosine β€” 1
Brooks β€” 1

Front Hydration
Profile Design – 597
XLab – 574
Integrated (stock) – 125
Speedfil – 102
Torhans – 91
Zipp – 45
Bontrager β€” 36
Jetstream – 15
Shimano PRO – 10
Vision – 5
Elite – 5
Nathan – 2
Specialized β€” 2
Podium Quest β€” 1
Other β€” 67

Rear Hydration
XLab – 756
Profile Design – 188
Tacx –76
Shimano PRO – 52
Fi:zi’k β€” 42
Bontrager –38
Speedfil – 32
Integrated (stock) – 31
Minoura – 22
Elite β€” 13
Cobb – 12
Beaker Concepts – 11
Giant – 9
Vision β€” 1
Other β€” 90

Aero Frame Hydration
Integrated (stock) – 52
Speedfil – 46
XLab – 40
Elite – 22
Torhans β€”13
Specialized – 11
Profile Design – 10
Bontrager – 3
Arundel – 2

Power Meters
Quarq – 303
Garmin – 228
Stages – 194
PowerTap – 175
Power2Max – 137
SRM – 107
Rotor – 89
Pioneer – 31
Polar – 4
LOOK β€” 3
Verve β€” 3
4iii β€” 3
Bpro β€” 2

Aerobars
3T – 433
Profile Design – 427
Bontrager – 244
Vision – 192
Specialized – 130
Zipp – 112
Felt Devox – 93
Argon 18 – 74
Giant – 52
PRO – 35
Canyon β€” 32
Easton β€” 29
HED – 24
Oval Concepts – 22
ENVE – 22
Syntace – 17
Deda – 17
TriRig β€” 11
Blue – 9
USE – 5
Ritchey β€” 5
LOOK β€” 1
Storck β€” 1
Xentis β€” 1
Dropbars β€” 17
Other β€” 233

Pedals (pairs)
Shimano – 735
LOOK – 730
Speedplay – 368
Garmin Vector – 228
PowerTap – 82
Mavic – 51
Time – 39
Keywin – 11
Crank Brothers – 3

Helmets
Rudy Project – 550
Giro – 438
Specialized – 280
Garneau – 124
Casco – 108
Kask – 101
Bontrager – 78
Lazer – 63
Bell – 62
POC – 39
Ekoi – 27
Catlike – 22
MET – 17
Smith β€” 15
UVEX – 15
Spiuk – 15
Kabuta β€” 14
Scott – 12
Bolle β€”12
Limar – 10
Giant – 8
Cratoni – 6
SH+ β€” 6
Mavic β€” 5
LAS – 5
Kali β€” 4
Cannondale β€” 3
BBB – 3
Giant LIVE β€” 3
Seluv β€” 3
Vitoria β€” 2
Matrix β€” 2
OGK – 1
Gray β€” 1
ZeroRH β€” 1
Azure β€” 1
Briko β€” 1
Northwave β€” 1
Suomy β€” 1
Salice β€” 1
Mizuno β€” 1
Avus β€” 1
Extreme β€” 1
Blade β€” 1
Ironman (Kuji) β€” 1
Other – 41

2015 results - 2015 ST Thread
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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [ffips] [ In reply to ]
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for all the talk on here about a decline in triathlon, there sure are a lot of bike companies in the industry.
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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [solitude] [ In reply to ]
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Well you can -1, cause Guru as a company is gone. With these #'s there'll be more I am sure. More energy to build than demand dictates imo.

Isn't Argon 18 a bit of a ++ surprise @ #5?

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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [SharkFM] [ In reply to ]
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No surprise with Argon. They were 5th last year with 101 and launched 4 new tri bikes in 2015...
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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [ffips] [ In reply to ]
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The brands that are displayed are those that were leading in year one of the graph
Frodo winning last year hasn't helped Canyon. The availability of the trickle down model might make a difference for next year.
BMC are going very well


I'd pick the most underrated brands as: Orbea, Fuji and Boardman - they all make fast, adjustable and affordable bikes.
Look make a very fast and adjustable bike but the affordable criterion is a matter of perspective




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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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Does the Kona (championship event) bike count represent the pointy end of the field? Where as a sample from the local race scene(s) should produce a different count.
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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [Billyk24] [ In reply to ]
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Billyk24 wrote:
Does the Kona (championship event) bike count represent the pointy end of the field? Where as a sample from the local race scene(s) should produce a different count.

Kona bike count represents the participating bikes at Kona World Championship. Anything else is an assumption. Local races would be even more prone to variation because of the local nature, i.e. smaller races would show a bias towards brands more represented by the local bike dealers, as well influenced by local social and economic conditions.
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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [ffips] [ In reply to ]
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I know there are some brands that inflate their Kona numbers by giving qualifiers cut rate deals. Any sense what brands pump the numbers the most this way?
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Re: 2016 Kona Bike Count [Poon] [ In reply to ]
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Every brand that isn't #1 always tries to improve their standings. However, this is just one race and most of us realize that. We prefer to see higher numbers at sprints and 70.3's as those are the athletes who are just getting into the sport. The reality is Kona athletes aren't purchasing new bikes at the same rate they did even a few years ago. It used to be 5-7 years, a new bike would be purchased, now we are at 9-11 years. The glut of overstock is the issue, most companies are having issues moving enough bikes to maintain year over year sales.

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