Specialized Shiv TT Bike with Internal Bladder System

Jet Cycles Mark Newton has been in Hawaii and got his hands on the new Shiv. Full review to come but have a quick look at this…

New S-Works Shiv – It is way out of the box – doesn’t conform to any UCI
rules and is one of the first big production TT bikes to do so.

In short:

The down tube has a 4:1 cross section which makes it very aero and
enables enough room for an internal bladder system – it rocks I’ve been
riding one all week. The bike is the fastest by far and most stable in
cross winds – you notice it’s windy, but you don’t feel it at all. The
reason is the wide down tube which moves the centre of pressure rearward
stabilising the bike. It’s the most adjustable and easiest to fit
“super bike” – in fact it’s the only adjustable and easy to fit
super bike.


They are able to run an internal bladder because the
FACT IS carbon layup means the bike is super smooth internally so the
bladder doesn’t get stuck or tear. Comes in 5 different sizes so will
fit small women all the way up to big guys with no compromise to fit.

So specialized has built a tri only bike, by triathletes for
triathletes. They are way out in front in this one and the aero bike
with internal bladder is going to be available at every level -S-Works,
Pro with SRAN Red down to a Rival spec.

Visit the Specialized website for full details.


Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.