If you're looking for the perfect bike to tackle you first triathlon, or if you're just looking to set a new PR, the wind-cheating Shiv Elite should be your weapon of choice against the wind.
Its full FACT 10r carbon frame was developed in our very own Win Tunnel, and it's not only been aerodynamically optimized for straight-line speed, but it also features airfoils that have been optimized to limit side force in crosswinds. A bike can only be as fast as its rider, though, which is why we also developed the Control Tower fit system that let's you optimize your stack and reach numbers in order to find your most comfortable, powerful position for your desired length.
Next up comes the Fuelselage Hydration System that houses a water- bladder inside of the frame, making it virtually invisible to the wind. And to go along with your water, the Fuelcell fits plenty of food and even has room for a flat kit. The best part of the Fuelselage and Fuelcell combination is that, when packed correctly, it cleans up the frame and saves up to 75 seconds when compared to a taped-up system.
Finally, the Shiv Elite comes spec'd with a mix of Shimano 105 and Praxis components, and it's been topped off with durable, smooth-rolling DT R460 wheels.
- The FACT 10r carbon frame is lightweight and extremely responsive. It features crosswind-optimized airfoils for enhanced aerodynamic performance, while the Control Tower Fit System and Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System provide versatile fit options and nutrition integration.
- FACT Aero carbon fork utilizes our most advanced carbon construction methods to provide precise steering and rider input, while also improving overall aerodynamics.
- Significantly lighter than comparable wheelsets in its class, these tough Axis Elite wheels offer tremendous value in one smooth-rolling package.
FORK Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque FRAME Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, crosswind-optimized airfoils, 1-1/8" lower bearing, OSBB, Control Tower Fit System, Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System, 130mm spacing BOTTOM BRACKET Included w/ crankset CHAIN KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Praxis Zayante, BB30 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t CHAINRINGS Carbon fiber spider, 52/36T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, 11-speed TAPE Specialized S-Wrap w/ gel SEATPOST 12.5mm Shiv seatpost HANDLEBARS Specialized Shiv Alloy Aerobars STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise FRONT BRAKE Specialized Shiv REAR BRAKE Specialized Shiv PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors REAR WHEEL DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h INNER TUBES 700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve FRONT TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm REAR TYRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm FRONT WHEEL DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h