Tom Bishop's Kuota Kougar Pro Bike And Kit

Published on October 28th 2017


We're here with Tom Bishop's Kuota Kougar and his triathlon race gear ahead of the ITU grand final in Rotterdam. And it's a rather wet and windy Rotterdam as we've had to duck inside. But it will be really interesting to see if he's made any changes because of the conditions. So the Kougar is an aero bike. So it's got a few aero touches. You've got the breaks hidden behind the forks and under the bottom bracket. And then we've got a hidden seat clamp bolt. Looking at Tom's wheel set choice, he's using the Mavic Cosmic Pro SL Wheels, which have a 40 mm rim depth. And to go with those he is using the Continental GP Supersonic Tyres. And interestingly he is using just a 23 mm tyre width. And because of the conditions out here and the technical course, he is running just 70 psi on the front and 80 on the rear. He's using the Shimano Dura Ace 9100 11 speed group set, which is mechanical. And talking to Tom he prefers his mechanical rather than electronic just because he doesn't always travel with a mechanic. So if he has any issues or he wants to make any changes, he can quite easily do that with the mechanical system. He's running the rotor 3D crank sets, with a 165 crank clank. And on the end of those he has got the speed plate pedals. And on his Rotor crank set he has the NOQ Rotor chain rings with 53/38 on the front and on the back, he's using an Ultegra cassette 11-25. And connecting the two he's using the gold KMC chain. So we've got the Kuota aero seat post. And on top of that we have the San Marco Concord Saddle, which he's actually got set quite far forward in a nice aggressive position. And interestingly, underneath he has a gel stored here. And talking to Tom he actually stores one under the saddle and then one at the front of the bike. But that's a really cool storage place. I like it. On the front end of the bike we've got the Deda Zero 100 stand, which is 110 mil. And attached to that we have the Deda Zero 100 handlebars and on those we have the Shimano Dura Ace 9100 mechanical levers. And then we have his Garmin mount which is at quite a jaunty angle. I thought it was just to be cool, but chatting to Tom, he believes it's more aero-dynamic. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GTN... 📹 Draft Legal Triathlon Explainer - 📹 How To Swim Fast Around Buoys -