Shiv riders spend hours on their bikes, often in the brutal heat and wind, cranking out every watt they can muster in pursuit of a personal best or perhaps a World Championship. Of course they want the stealthiest bike available, but they also must remain comfortable and well-fuelled throughout. So they demand all the advantages that only Shiv can deliver: unmatched aerodynamics, the innovative Fuelselage™ integrated hydration system, and a huge range of fit adjustments.
WHAT Incredibly aerodynamic, crosswind-optimized, non UCI-legal FACT carbon frame with internal cable routing, OSBB, and Fuelselage integrated hydration system; available in five sizes.
WHY To give triathletes a purpose-built, tri-specific, highly aero bike (especially in crosswinds) that is uber-fast but also offers optimized fit for a wide spectrum of riders. Plus with fully-housed, internal cable routing, rebuild after travel and normal maintenance is considerably quicker and less complicated.
HOW By ignoring UCI rules that don’t pertain to tri anyway, we were able to design extra-deep airfoil tubing and fork (mostly in 4:1 ratio), and a massive head tube. These tubes dramatically improve airflow over the standard 3:1 ratio tubing, which allowed us to offer a more adjustable and ergonomic cockpit without sacrificing overall aerodynamics. We also designed each area of tubing separately, based on the specific airflow conditions in that precise area. Finally all areas are optimized for crosswinds, more typical than straight-on headwinds, especially in tri.
CONTROL TOWER AND ADJUSTABLE STEM
WHAT Multi-adjustable, aerodynamically integrated system that allows for wide range of vertical and horizontal adjustment.
WHY Provide riders with the widest fit range for any tri bike, and keep them comfortable and efficient on the road.
HOW TOWER: The steerer tube can be cut to three different stack heights: either 0mm, 25mm, or 50mm above the head tube. The corresponding Control Tower composite fairing mounts in place behind the steerer tube, improving the aerodynamics of the stem/steerer interface. STEM: Simply by switching a spacer, this integrated, aero stem switches from 60mm to 90mm or reach.
FUELSELAGE INTEGRATED HYDRATION SYSTEM
WHAT Fully integrated, aerodynamic fuel station.
WHY Traditional tube-mounted water bottle setups cause major airflow disturbance. This system has absolutely no effect on the frame’s aerodynamics, and offers safe, easy, on-the-fly hydration.
HOW A removable hydration reservoir (approximate capacity of one water bottle) easily fits through a port on the top tube, and fits neatly inside the down tube. The bite valve can be mounted anywhere on the bars, with a movable magnetic mount. The reservoir can be refilled directly through the port without need for removal, even on the fly.
SPECIALIZED AERO BARS
WHAT Multi-adjustable, integrated aero bar system (alloy or carbon depending on model).
WHY Give riders a super lightweight, highly adjustable cockpit for optimal fit and aerodynamics.
HOW Pads and extensions are easily dialed to rider’s exact needs: Pads feature adjustable reach and width. Extensions offer adjustable stack height, length, tilt, and hand width (plus standard aftermarket extensions will fit in the mounts).
REVERSIBLE/ADJUSTABLE CARBON SEATPOSTS
WHAT Two flippable, airfoil, FACT carbon seatposts, with a wide range of horizontal and vertical adjustability.
WHY Provide maximum aerodynamic benefit along with a huge range of horizontal and vertical adjustment, without the need for cutting or modification.
HOW S-Works and Pro bikes come with 12.5mm and 37.5mm setback seatposts, (Expert and below: 12.5mm only) which can be flipped to face either direction. This results in four potential positions, spaced evenly in 25mm increments. And the seat tube has room for the post to adjust up to 200mm, depending on frame size, before curving in to make room for the wheel.