Triathlon courses have become more varied and technical over the
past few years. In response tri bikes have evolved, from pure
straight-line speed machines into something more versatile,
shedding weight and improving handling.
There's no better example of this than the Shiv TT. Specialized
have really pushed the limits with this one. As bike fit
specialists we also appreciate the attention they've paid to
adjustability - those distinctive aero shapes are no hindrance to
the perfect fit, and the front end in particular is highly
This build is particularly special, with a full complement of
top end components. The Roval CL64/321 wheel combo is a perennial
favourite, sensibly deep at the front and full disc at the back
(and of course with disc brakes all round).
SRAM's latest eTap AXS gruppo provides easy, wireless shifting
with minimal effort from any hand position, as well as helping
reduce wiring clutter. That aero 1x chainset with integrated Quarq
power meter is a particular highlight - narrow/wide teeth eliminate
any worries about chain drop, and deliver efficient power
The CeramicSpeed OSPW is instantly recognisable, the oversized
jockey wheels providing a less cramped route for the chain and
reducing drivetrain friction (in tandem with their super-smooth and
durable ceramic bearings).
Aerocoach Align Wing carbon armrests provide a touch of
ultralight luxury at the front end, working with Specialized's own
integrated aero bar and stem to provide that efficient, highly
Want to get the most from your tri performance? Correct fit is
the key... Contact us to learn more.
photos by Bobby Whittaker