STUFF FOR SALE!!! And the reason why.
Like many pro triathletes, simply, I need the money. This is an expensive sport and you can't count on prize money and sponsorship is good but in high demand. It all comes down to the catch-22 of: you need to exclusively race and train in order to match the best in the sport, but in order to travel and enter races you need money to cover those costs, so you need a job...but you need to train exclusively to match the best... and so it goes.
Anyway the big story this year for me is that as a member of the Specialized triathlon team I have some truly amazing teammates, both as athletes and as people. Last week I met Rasmus Henning at our team "camp". One night at dinner I was telling him I was excited to pick his brain on training and racing and see if he could give me any pointers on Olympic distance racing. Well, he takes a second and says "you should just come to Denmark and train with me and my squad and I'll show you what works".
Needless to say that set me back on my heels a bit. It's one of those things you just kind of smile and say "ya, that would be great, I'll see if I can figure out how to make it over". And then you never go and that's that.
Well, in my case I had that invitation, then an 18 hour drive back to Boulder to let it marinate. In the end I came to the realization that this is one of those once in a lifetime things that if I let it slip I will be regretting it literally forever. So, I'm going.
That said, I need to figure out the how. I have some credit card debt from last year, due to the economic climate, the fact I was racing like crap, and the fact I was managing a team for free. So, I need to get out from under the credit card plus raise something like $2500-5000 to be able to go over to Denmark for 4-6 weeks. (the plane ticket is around 1500, then there is food and travel while there, as well as bike fees etc.)
That brings us to my sale. Please see the descriptions below. I am happy to give you all the info you may need or take more pics etc. Please feel free to forward to friends etc. I can be reached at email@example.com
Specialized Transition Pro (NOT with Zipp 808's) this is sold as a module meaning.
Size XL (fits 5'8 through 6'2 the 2 position post and stem are very adjustable for fit)
SRAM Red rear d
SRAM Force front D (the one you want since its stiffer and just as light as the red)
SRAM Bar end shifters
Specialized Transition pro, Carbon 2 piece crank/BB, stem, frame, fork, seatpost, and brakes
Vision TriMax Plus one piece aero-bar
Vision brake levers
Specialized Tri-tip saddle
and yes I'll through in the aero bottle and cage as well.
This is an excellent tri or TT bike. It is light, responsive, fast, and super aero. Since I'm selling, I lose credibility (right?), but I really like this bike. If I were buying a bike I would buy this bike. The S-works is stiffer but about the same weight. This is a great bike regardless, but the value for your money makes it even better.
I rode this bike in 4 races (St. A's, Wildflower, Steelhead, Chicago) and trained lightly on it since I was doing mostly ITU races. It has fewer than 2000 miles on it. No scratches or dings, GREAT condition.
Specialized Tarmac SL2 (Bettini paint scheme)
- $5500 (retails for $7700)
- Size 58
- Weight, right on 15lbs (just barely UCI legal)
- Specialized Sl2 frame/fork with S-works carbon seat post and Toupe saddle.
- Full Dura-Ace 7900 (front and rear d's, Brakes, shifters, cranks, bb, cogset 12-25)
- Easton EC-70 bars (stronger than EC-90 and I like the shape)
- Eason EA-90 Stem
- Cosmic Carbone Premium Wheelset.
This bike is lightly used, never crashed, and in excellent, like new condition. I like to take good care of my stuff. There are no scratched or damage.
Simply put this is one of, if not, the best road bike you can buy. Prior to the SL3 coming out this was the stiffest, most compliant bike on the market. With the advent of SL3 the SL2 drops only to second best.
This is an excellent buy for and excellent bike.
Blue 70 Helix wetsuit
- Size M
- Top of the line wetsuit, very fast, very good fit.
- Nearly NEW. I've swam in it 5 times literally.
- No cuts, or wear of any kind
- $450 (retails for $650)
BMC Fourstroke 01
- $3500 (retails for $7000 with XTR)
- This is a 2009 BMC Fourstroke 01. Size L (roughly 19 inch)
- The frame is a warranty replacement and has literally NEVER been ridden. I only built it up to sell as a full bike.
- Full XTR gruppo, the rear D is brand new, I crashed on the other and broke the frame mount thus the reason for the new frame and rear D.
- The Wheels are XTR and have one season on them. There are some normal wear rock dings on the rims but nothing serious and nothing that doesn't happen in the average usage of an mtb.
- Thompson seat post with Fizik Gobi saddle
- Eason monkey light riser bar and Eason EA-90 stem
- Excellent condition
For a time this was the lightest bike on the mtb XC scene. This one comes in at 22lbs. (that can be manipulate with tires and sealant but, it is well under 25lbs and I've had it right on 21 with uber light tires etc.)
This was a great bike. I like the ride, its responsive, and very light. A great XC bike.
Valdora AC Tri frameset
- Why do I have this? I road for Valdora on the road for one season. It's not the worlds best bike but it works. I won 2 half Ironman races on it and busted a 2:20 bike split at altitude so it can't be all bad.
- it's a great intro tri bike.
- Price? I'll entertain offers. I'd like to see $500+ but am open to suggestion
ALSO(not pictured) I'll get pics soon
- BMC Cross Machine Frameset from '09 (size 56) Frame, fork, headset. Good condition, some paint chips, but, hey, it's cross. Scanium with Carbon seatstays, Eason EC-90 cross fork. Good all around bike. Also, with TRP Euro-Cross Brakes. $500
- Specialized S-Works road helmet NEW $50
- Specialized TT2 Time trial helmet (M-L) White and Black. $100
- Specialized S-Works Road shoes (white and blue, size 9) lightly used. $50
- Specialized Transition Tri shoes (silver and red, size 9) lightly used. $50
- Blue 70 Speed suit Size M $50