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Challenge Wanaka

Racers Edge Bike Check

Challenge Week 2017 - February 13th to 19th 2017.   

Swim the course - 7am Wednesday 16th February 2017
Race Day - Saturday 18th February 2017

Described by athletes as one of the best events on the international circuit, Challenge Wanaka certainly isn’t the biggest but the terrain, remoteness and honesty of the course makes it one of the most memorable. The physical and mental challenges will push athletes to their limits but the enthusiasm and warm welcome of the local supporters is second to none with the resulting atmosphere getting even the most tired competitor across the line.

As an athlete it is essential you are prepared for this very special event. It is an ironman with an 'adventure edge' and there are several compulsory elements that you may not encounter at other events.

Bring your bike into 99 Ardmore St from the 1st Feb onwards to get it all sorted for your training and race day. 

We also stock Blueseventy triathlon wetsuits so come in and get a proper fitting from one of our trained professionals.

Bike checks commence 1st February 2017

The following is what will be checked when you bring your equipment for scrutiny:

The following is mandatory:

  • No frame cracks
  • Correct brake pads for carbon wheels
  • Tubular tyres are well glued
  • Brake pad wear
  • Helmet is sound both internally and structurally

We also check the following are tight and secure:

  • Your race wheels (must be on the bike)
  • Headset
  • Stem
  • Handle Bars
  • Gear/Brake Hoods
  • Aero Bars and Arm Rests
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Pedals
  • Bottle cages
  • Saddle/Seat post
  • Cleats on shoes

We will check the bike for the following to ensure it is RACE READY:    

  • Wheel lateral play/movement
  • Tyre wear
  • Chain wear

From Challenge Wanaka Rules & Regs:

Each participant is responsible for the state or repair of his/her own bike. Bikes must have been serviced within three weeks of the event and be in a safe and roadworthy condition. Assistance by anyone other than official technical support personnel will be grounds for immediate disqualification. This disallows the use of spare wheels and back-up bikes and requires that each competitor be prepared to handle any possible mechanical malfunction. All bikes must undergo a compulsory check by the official technical support in the lead up to the race or at registration. Only checked bikes will be allowed into transition.