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2012 Specialized Shiv

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 4, 2011
  • Updated May 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM UTC
Click here to view a photo gallery of the Shiv by Nils Nilsen.


Specialized overhaul’s their timed race bike to create a machine specifically for triathletes.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the Shiv by Nils Nilsen.

The original Specialized Shiv was created as a time trial bike and triathletes rigged it up to meet their purposes using add-ons and spacers. The all-new 2012 Shiv is designed specifically for triathletes. Its fit dimensions match the needs of many more triathletes and it offers a wide range of adjustment that allow the bike to match the rider’s fit preferences without using a mountain of awkward spacers. In addition to the tri-specific fit, the 2012 Shiv hides an internal bladder to reduce the need for external hydration products that can add drag to a bike.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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