By Ashley Lauretta

The week of the Ironman World Championships, we are all over the island covering the action. As gear nerds, we must admit that one of our favorite places to be is on the Kailua Pier as athletes check their bikes in before the big event.

Every year we bring you the Kona bike count, a tally of what the best athletes are using as they compete in the sport’s premiere event. It gives the industry an idea of the major players and, frankly, comparing numbers from year to year makes our gear-and-data-loving-hearts happy.

This year there were 81 bike brands represented compared to the 69 in 2014 and with a closer look, the top three bikes claim 46 percent of the total bikes present. Below, we have broken down the numbers and included some fun facts that you may not know about some of your favorite bikes and athletes.

Cervelo – 522

FUN FACT: Cervelo also took the #1 slot in 2014 and 2013, with 490 and 488 respectively.

Trek – 275

Specialized – 218

Felt – 153

FUN FACT: Women’s Champion Daniela Ryf took her first Kona title this year and was riding the Felt IA.

Argon 18 – 101

BMC – 93

FUN FACT: Fuji is the bicycle sponsor for Liz Blatchford, who took third for the women at Kona this year.

Scott – 88

FUN FACT: Last year’s Men’s Champion Sebastian Kienle rode a Scott Plasma 5 when he won in 2014 (and you can see it here!).

Quintana Roo – 81

Cannondale – 76

FUN FACT: Cannondale just re-signed American triathlete Heather Jackson who took 5th this year in her Kona debut.

Ceepo – 74

Giant – 54

Canyon – 51

FUN FACT: Men’s Champion Jan Frodeno rode a Canyon Speedmax CF SLX during this year’s race. Nils Frommhold, Bas Diederen and Boris Stein were also on the bike.

Dimond – 33

FUN FACT: Earlier this year, Dimond announced a five-year partnership with triathlete Jordan Rapp, who LAVA readers know personally through his ‘Rapp Report’ column that appears in our pages.

Orbea – 31

FUN FACT: Ironman and Ironman 70.3 bike split world record holder Andrew Starykowicz rides for Orbea—and this year he set a new record for the bike segment at Challenge Roth riding the Orbea Ordu.

Kuota – 28

Fuji – 23

Kestrel – 22

Planet X – 21

Guru – 20

FUN FACT: This year the GURU Academy Advisory was launched, featuring 8 representatives from North America and Europe, to provide GURU Academy attendees with key insights into proper fit technique, retail engagement and more.

LOOK – 15

Boardman – 14

FUN FACT: Boardman is the sponsor of Meredith Kessler, who took 4th at last year’s 70.3 World Championships and won this year’s Ironman New Zealand.

Cube – 13

Merida – 13

Ridley – 11

Blue – 11

Parlee – 11

Pinarello – 10

Serotta – 10

FUN FACT: Serotta took on tri bikes back in 2010, and we were there to see it firsthand at their factory, before they ceased manufacturing bicycles.

Focus – 9

Falco – 7

Garneau – 7

Willier – 7

Boma – 5

Ventum – 4

FUN FACT: Miami-based Ventum was co-founded by Diaa Nour, the significant other of four-time triathlon World Champion Leanda Cave—and he spilled some secrets to us after last year’s race.

Litespeed – 4

FUN FACT: Through next year, Litespeed serves as one of the exclusive official bike partners of USA Triathlon.

Isaac – 4

Corratec – 4

FUN FACT: Corratec first appeared in the 2013 bike count, with only one bike. Their numbers are rising!

BH – 4

FUN FACT: We gave away a BH Aerolight bike to a lucky subscriber last year!

Colnago – 4

Stevens – 3

Jamis – 3

FUN FACT: Last year we shared a video of these bikes in action as some of the Jamis Hagens-Berman UCI-Continental Pro cycling team did a two-day testing program in Los Angeles.

Neilpryde – 3

FUN FACT: This is Neilpryde’s first year on the bike count.

Storck – 3

Cheetah – 2

Javelin – 2

Author – 2

Azzurri – 2

Diamondback – 2

FUN FACT: Diamondback debuted a new tri bike last year that went to the market—the Serios—that was introduced to consumers at the Wildflower Tri.

Simplon – 2

Softride – 2

Dolan – 2

Rose – 2

Valdora – 1

Aegis – 1

Beyond – 1

Airstreeem – 1

Alchemy – 1

Carrera – 1

Cipollini – 1

FUN FACT: This is Cipollini’s first year on the bike count.

Colner – 1

Columbus – 1

Cucuma – 1

Dalkiia – 1

Devinci – 1

Swift – 1

Teschner – 1

Time – 1

Russ Denny – 1

Festka – 1

Anatomic – 1

Bottecchia – 1

BFour – 1

Pearson – 1

Malvern Star Oppy – 1

Merckx – 1

FUN FACT: Late last year, Eddy Mrckx Cycles USA announced a revamp of their US operations in order to scale and grow.

Lynskey – 1

Grigio – 1

Griffin – 1

GIOS – 1

Wave – 1

Calfee – 1

For past bike counts, check out this recap of the numbers from 2013-2014 and stay tuned for a closer look at more gear from this year’s race.