My Steed

Meet Futo


When I started triathlons, I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like the sport, so I didn’t want to lay out big bucks for a bike. I found a used Trek Hilo 2000, which served me well as a novice. It didn’t take too long for me to realize, however, that a) I was serious and b) I had some major bike envy. It also turned out that the Trek was a little too big for me, which helped explain why I never got comfortable in the aero bars. One Black Friday sale at Tri Sports later, I was the proud owner of a 2012 Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra model.

I’m the kind of person who likes to name my modes of transportation, so I knew that I had to come up with something. I was in a Japanese restaurant one day, sitting by a poster that showed all kinds of sushi along with their transliterative names and descriptions. Futomaki. Big Roll. My old bike, while larger, had smaller (650c) wheels and the new bike had the standard 700c size. It just seemed to fit (not to mention nice the highlight color on the frame was a lovely shade of wasabi green). A solid piece of machinery with a little pizazz. Now I just need to work on the engine…

13 thoughts on “My Steed

  1. Ha ha I agree with your earlier comment, but yes the tri sports option isnt the best but there will be somewhere else I can find one to trial here. I had the option to have one on my bike but had a different option instead. ill give it a go. I have a Planet X exocet 2, not that popular over your part but a really good bike.

    • I’m not familar with that make or model of bike.

      One other thing: have you had a proper fitting? That makes a huge difference as far as comfort and power and aerodynamics.

  2. I have done but I didnt rate the fitter so I will probably have another one soon with a different place. If you stick planet X Exocet 2 into google images it will give you an idea. also has dura ace 7900 groupset aswell so I love it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s