You can’t sell the bike for profit. This is about giving you a bike. If you want a new bike, great. You can get a new bike. But you can’t SELL this bike. You must pay it forward.
Likewise the wheels and the parts, which I am going to include this year. No selling the wheels for cheaper training wheels or something like that.
And likewise the powermeter. No selling it because you don’t do power.
Both of the wheels and the Quarq are things I wasn’t able to include in the giveaway last year that I’m excited to include this year. I think they are tools that someone who can’t afford them as a luxury should be lucky enough to use, because they do make a difference, especially the powermeter. They aren’t ways to make money for you.
How will I know if you sell them? Let’s just say that it’s safe to say that I’ll know, because there’s a very, very, very good chance that I will. And you’ll know, and I think that should matter more.
THE BIKE MUST FIT YOU. REMEMBER, THIS IS *MY* BIKE. I’m 6’3″, but this bike is a MEDIUM and appropriate for someone approximately 5’8″-6’2″.
- S-Works Shiv Tri in size MEDIUM (in fire engine Specialized red. Duh.). I’m 6’3″, but this bike is probably best for someone in the 5’8″ – 6’2″ range. Again, this is ONLY for a medium bike. My bike.
- 172.5mm S-Works Quarq powermeter with SRAM 54/42 rings.
- Complete SRAM RED drivetrain.
- Zipp 808 Firecrest carbon clincher wheels with tires (though please buy some new ones for racing…).
- Zipp Vuka Aerobar (though with a different stem, because I’m rather partial to the no-longer-made SL145 -12deg Zipp stem on there… And you also do not get my custom Garmin bridge mount. Sorry.).
- And I’ll include a couple of Fuelselage bladders.
- Also comes with the more extreme offset post.
You have to provide your own saddle, mostly because I think everyone should try a saddle and know they like it; I like the Cobb SHC170, but I know it’s a bit minimalist for most people. But I’d certainly be happy if you chose a Cobb.
- *WHY* (this is key)
- *YOU* (though you can write on behalf of someone else, as Drew Ziegler’s wife did)
- *NEED* (and it must be a N-E-E-D) a bike.
I have a trusty team of five or so people that helped me last time that I’ll enlist again in the evaluation of the various entries. Plus the various fact checking and internet sleuthing that I specialize in. So no funny stuff…