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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Both brakes on the Speed Concept are completely hidden by the bike. The front brake is the most beautifully integrated caliper on any tri bike. Both arms blend into the fork and only the brake pads, concealed within the fork blades, are exposed to the air. The arms and the pads of the rear brake extend down beneath the bottom bracket. Not only are both calipers well hidden, but they also provide excellent stopping power.

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

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