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IN RECENT YEARS SPECIALIZED HAS SET THE TRI WORLD ON FIRE. NEVER BEFORE HAS ONE TEAM SO UTTERLY DOMINATED THE SPORT, WITH WORLD TITLES IN IRONMAN, OLYMPIC, SPRINT, AND XTERRA DISTANCES.

WE’RE UPPING THE ANTE AGAIN: INTRODUCING OUR ALL-NEW SHIV. THIS STEALTHY SPEED MACHINE IS ABSOLUTELY NOT UCI-LEGAL, BECAUSE IT’S SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE NEEDS OF TRIATHLETES: IT’S MORE AERO THAN THE UCI ALLOWS; THE FIT RANGE IS GREATER THAN PREVIOUSLY POSSIBLE; AND OUR PATENTED FUELSELAGE INTEGRATED HYDRATION SYSTEM IS A STRAIGHT-UP GAME CHANGER.

THREE WORDS SEPARATE SHIV FROM THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY: AERO, FUEL, FIT. IT ALL STARTS WITH ITS FACT IS CARBON FRAME. WE STUDIED AIRFLOW IN EACH AREA OF THE FRAME, SPECIFICALLY CROSSWINDS SINCE THAT'S WHAT TRIATHLETES USUALLY EXPERIENCE ON THE ROAD. THEN WE OPTIMIZED TUBING AND FRAME DESIGN FOR EACH SPECIFIC AIRFLOW PATTERN, RATHER THAN RELYING ON UNIFORM AIRFOILS THROUGHOUT. SINCE WE WEREN’T RESTRICTED BY UCI RULES, WE WERE FREE TO USE ULTRA-DEEP AIRFOIL TUBING WITH ASPECT RATIOS OF UP TO 4:1 AND BEYOND-FASTER THAN THE 3:1 UCI STANDARD.

DEEPER TUBING IS ONLY PART OF THE STORY THOUGH. SINCE TRADITIONAL WATER BOTTLE SETUPS ARE A MAJOR DRAG ON AERODYNAMICS, WE ENGINEERED OUR FUELSELAGE™ RESERVOIR TO HIDE NEATLY INSIDE THE MASSIVE DOWN/HEAD TUBES. THE BENEFITS ARE TWOFOLD: IT MEANS MUCH SAFER AND MORE CONVENIENT FUELING WHILE YOU’RE IN THE AERO BARS. PLUS THROUGH EXTENSIVE WIND TUNNEL TESTING, WE’VE PROVEN IT’S THE MOST AERODYNAMIC BIKE WE’VE EVER MADE—AND MORE AERO THAN ANY OTHER BIKE ON THE MARKET WITH A BOTTLE.

WE’VE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE FIT OPTIONS FOR A WIDE ARRAY OF RIDERS. THE BIKE IS AVAILABLE IN FIVE FRAME SIZES, AND FEATURES OUR PROPRIETARY SPECIALIZED AERO BARS, CONTROL TOWER FIT SYSTEM, AND FLIPPABLE AIRFOIL SEATPOSTS FOR A HUGE RANGE OF STACK AND REACH ADJUSTMENT.

RATHER THAN MAKING JUST ONE UCI-LEGAL TIME TRIAL BIKE, THAT ALSO HAPPENS TO WORK FOR TRIATHLON—LIKE THE REST OF THE INDUSTRY—WE STEPPED OUTSIDE THE UCI BOX TO CREATE A BIKE EXCLUSIVELY FOR TRIATHLETES. WITHOUT THESE INNOVATION-LIMITING RESTRICTIONS, WE’VE REWRITTEN THE RULEBOOK ON WHAT A TRI BIKE SHOULD BE. THE NEW SHIV IS A TESTAMENT TO OUR UNPARALLELED COMMITMENT TO THE SPORT AND ITS ATHLETES.

BY IGNORING UCI RULES FOR FRAME DIMENSIONS, AND HIDING A HYDRATION RESERVOIR INSIDE THE TUBING, WE’VE ENGINEERED OUR MOST AERODYNAMIC FRAME EVER, OPTIMIZED FOR CROSSWINDS. IT ALSO ALLOWED US TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE FIT OPTIONS, BECAUSE WITH PROPER FIT, TRIATHLETES CAN MAINTAIN THEIR MOST AERO POSITION THROUGHOUT A RACE

FACT IS CARBON FRAME: WE STUDIED AIRFLOW IN EACH AREA OF THE FRAME AND OPTIMIZED TUBING AND FRAME DESIGN FOR THAT SPECIFIC AIRFLOW PATTERN—WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS ON CROSSWINDS—RATHER THAN RELYING ON UNIFORM AIRFOIL TUBES. PLUS, THE FACT IS CARBON TUBING AND THE FORK BLADES FEATURE ASPECT RATIOS SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE STANDARD UCI-LEGAL 3:1, CREATING BETTER AIRFLOW ATTACHMENT FOR A SMALLER WAKE AND LOWER DRAG.

FUELSELAGE™ INTEGRATED HYDRATION SYSTEM: WE DESIGNED THE RESERVOIR FOR THE FUELSELAGE™ INTEGRATED HYDRATION SYSTEM TO BE HOUSED ENTIRELY INSIDE THE FRAME, THEREBY ELIMINATING THE SIGNIFICANT DRAG ASSOCIATED WITH TRADITIONAL WATER BOTTLE SYSTEMS.

4:1 AIRFOIL FORK: THE FACT CARBON FORK IS EXTREMELY NARROW AT THE LEADING EDGE AND FEATURES A 4:1 ASPECT RATIO, KEEPING AIRFLOW SMOOTH AND ATTACHED OVER THIS AERODYNAMICALLY CRITICAL AREA.

FUELSELAGE™ INTEGRATED HYDRATION SYSTEM: TRADITIONAL TUBE-MOUNTED WATER BOTTLE SETUPS ARE A MAJOR DRAG ON AERODYNAMICS. TO AVOID THIS, AND TO PROVIDE THE SAFEST, MOST ERGONOMIC HYDRATION SYSTEM POSSIBLE, WE DESIGNED THE FUELSELAGE™ INTEGRATED HYDRATION SYSTEM TO FIT NEATLY INSIDE SHIV’S MASSIVE DOWN TUBE. TESTING PROVES THE SYSTEM HAS ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT ON THE FRAME’S OUTSTANDING AERODYNAMICS.

A REMOVABLE HYDRATION RESERVOIR (APPROXIMATE CAPACITY OF ONE WATER BOTTLE—EXACT SIZE IS FRAME-SPECIFIC) FITS EASILY THROUGH A PORT ON THE TOP TUBE, AND STOWS INSIDE THE DOWN TUBE. RIDERS CAN REFILL THE RESERVOIR DIRECTLY THROUGH THE PORT WITHOUT NEED FOR REMOVAL, EVEN ON THE FLY; AND THE BITE VALVE CAN BE MOUNTED ANYWHERE ON THE BARS, WITH A MOVABLE MAGNETIC MOUNT. PLUS, THE WHOLE SYSTEM CAN BE REMOVED FOR EASY CLEANING.

A PROPER FIT IS ESPECIALLY CRITICAL IN TRIATHLON, WITH RIDERS OFTEN MAINTAINING ONE POSITION FOR HOURS. SHIV IS OFFERED IN FIVE FRAME SIZES, EACH WITH MULTI-ADJUSTABLE SEATPOSTS, CONTROL TOWER FIT SYSTEM, AND SPECIALIZED AERO BARS: OUT OF THE BOX, IT OFFERS THE BEST AND WIDEST RANGE OF FIT ON THE MARKET.

CONTROL TOWER FIT SYSTEM WITH ADJUSTABLE STEM: THE CONTROL TOWER IS AN INTERCHANGEABLE FAIRING SYSTEM, AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT SIZES, THAT ATTACHES BEHIND THE STEERER TUBE. THIS ALLOWS RIDERS TO DIAL THE PERFECT STACK HEIGHT WHILE MAINTAINING OPTIMAL AERODYNAMICS AT THE STEM/STEERER INTERFACE.

SPECIALIZED AEROBAR: OUR PROPRIETARY AEROBAR SYSTEM, AVAILABLE IN CARBON OR ALLOY, IS UNMATCHED IN ITS FIT RANGE FOR OPTIMAL COMFORT AND EFFICIENCY. THE PADS OFFER VARIOUS REACH AND STACK HEIGHT SETTINGS, WHILE THE EXTENSIONS OFFER ADJUSTABLE STACK HEIGHT, LENGTH, TILT, AND HAND WIDTH (PLUS ALL AFTERMARKET EXTENSIONS WILL FIT IN THE MOUNTS).

FLIPPABLE SEATPOST: S-WORKS AND PRO BIKES COME WITH 12.5MM AND 37.5MM SETBACK SEATPOSTS, (EXPERT AND BELOW: 12.5MM ONLY): THESE CAN BE FLIPPED TO FACE EITHER DIRECTION, RESULTING IN FOUR POSITIONS, SPACED EVENLY IN 25MM INCREMENTS. AND THE SEAT TUBE HAS UP TO 200MM OF SEAT TUBE INSERTION, SO THERE’S NO NEED TO CUT THE POST.

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