It cheats the wind, yet breaks no laws. In fact, the Shiv TT has nothing but respect for the law, particularly when it comes to aerodynamics—just ask Tony Martin, who piloted his Shiv to TT victory at the 2012 UCI World Championships. The incredibly stiff, S-Works FACT 11r frame boasts a fully integrated cockpit and aero tube shaping, while the S-Works FACT carbon fork features crosswind-optimised airfoils for precise steering and max speed. Combine that with the aggressive rider position and you’ve got a true stealth monster that’s not only UCI legal, but will have you carving corners and slicing through the wind with confidence in your own race against the clock.
WHAT Radically shaped carbon tubing engineered to create advanced aerodynamic structures.
WHY Ensures the lowest drag possible from leading to trailing edge.
HOW We design our own airfoils for the unique geometry and angles of the Shiv TT, based on computational studies and hands-on research in the wind tunnel. By studying the aerodynamics of the entire 3D system (bike and rider) and seeing how airflow in one section affects the next, we can optimise our airfoil shapes to more efficiently minimize drag.
WHAT All components designed together for complete system integration.
WHY Allows us to make a stiffer and more aerodynamic bike.
HOW All components—from the brakes, headtube, and stem, to the bottom bracket and crankset—are designed from the ground up to work together for the intended ride experience.
TAPERED HEADTUBE ASSEMBLY
WHAT Strategically designed headtube/steerer assembly that tapers from 1” at the top to 1-1/8” at the crown.
WHY Increases torsional strength and stiffness for greater steering precision, while maintaining aerodynamics.
HOW Keeping the top section narrow minimises frontal surface area, and the wider base creates a stiffer junction. The gradual transition of carbon fibre from top to bottom eliminates the potential for weak spots.
WHAT A precise frame sizing method that’s based on effective stack (X) and reach (Y) to the aerobar pads.
WHY Allows the rider to determine their appropriate bike size and more closely replicate their fit from bike to bike, rather than relying on traditional top tube measurements. A fine-tuned fit is especially important for triathlon bikes, where the rider must hold a fixed position for an extended period of time.
HOW Measures the height of the aerobar pad above the bottom bracket (effective stack) and how far the pad sits in front of the bottom bracket (effective reach).