Head-to-Head: Specialized Shiv, Giant Trinity Advanced SL, and Trek Speed Concept 9 Series

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 18, 2010
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The Shiv’s front brake is concealed within the nosecone, so only the brake arms and pads are exposed. It actuates powerfully and is easier to adjust than many other integrated front brakes. The rear caliper is tucked cleanly beneath the bottom bracket.

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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