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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [sorelegs] [ In reply to ]
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No mention of one but I didn't look that hard either! I'm not sure if they were supposed to share any of this with me, I asked the guy I was dealing with if this was top secret and he kind of gave me the deer in the headlights look and said he better check with his boss lol.
This bike has been anticipated for so long that I hope no one is trolling this thread.

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Are you implying that I am trolling this thread?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [sorelegs] [ In reply to ]
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No

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Ha... ok. I am serious, just reporting what I saw.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [sorelegs] [ In reply to ]
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Ha... ok. I am serious, just reporting what I saw.

My LBS guy told me that he has already put in a order for a new s works shiv, basically everything that you have talked about. Sight unseen, to be debuted at or around Kona. I don't know how I feel about ordering something I have never seen before but he really wants the disc brakes and thru axles.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [alexer03] [ In reply to ]
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So Lucy is definitely riding her standard S-Works Shiv with a disk in PE tomorrow. Just met her, chain all waxed up and bike ready to go. She will be using the Fuelselage hydration system, didn't ask about additional bottles between the bars. Dunno whether it is okay to post selfies here, so I won't be doing it...
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Dembo] [ In reply to ]
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I haven't seen anything new with Lucy's set up. She's run her Shiv with the Fuselage and Profile Design Aeria Hydration BTA with a tri-rig stem for a few races this year.

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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Okay, I hate to be that guy who claims something on the internet, but here it is: I have seen the 2019 Shiv and it looks - to my absolutely untrained eye - exactly like the 2018 model except new color schemes. I saw no disc breaks or major changes to the frame.

The Elite version comes in a pretty cool matte on glossy black color scheme (think Canyon Ultimate) and I am unsure about the S-Works color schemes because they might be customised.

Now, if there is a totally new version you may all make fun of me to your hearts delight, but for now I am not expecting any major changes.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Dembo] [ In reply to ]
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was it a shiv tri that you saw? or just the shiv because i think sagan has been racing a 2019 shiv all year
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Dembo] [ In reply to ]
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Oh my. I crashed on my 2016 Shiv three weeks ago (missing the 70.3 worlds as a result), and the Shiv was thrashed. I wanted to pull the trigger on a new one but this thread is making me think twice. Not that I need it right now, it will be some time before I can even train again, and I can spend my preseason on my road bike anyway...

I think I will wait until Kona

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Cookiebuilder] [ In reply to ]
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I suppose it was a Shiv Tri because it was handed over to a triathlete. Again, I don't have a keen eye for the little things but it looked just like my 2017 model (albeit at the Elite level with a cooler color scheme).

I suppose all the Specialized riders will use them in Kona - if there aren't significant changes, there is probably ample time to get used to it.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Dembo] [ In reply to ]
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Things I have heard= Disc brakes, integrated hydration but this time its hidden behind the seat tube, and twin blade fork, AND Pannier braze ons!!! not available for regular people and it be selling around $14k/

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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I know “the hoff” is on it. I’m sure others are as well. Why would u waste a bike debut at the 70.3 WC? That’s just not smart.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Sbernardi] [ In reply to ]
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He was at the Shiv HQ yesterday and said that he was "tuning up his equipment" prior to Kona. He's been on the same bike with the same with the same wheels in the same position with the same helmet for years now so... maybe he was setting up a new bike in the tunnel? Unusual time of the year to visit the tunnel IMO.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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2011 Crowie got on the Shiv one ride before he left Boulder if I recall correctly. And it turned out ok for him.

If they replicate the position and it's not a terribly different bike there's weeks to go and he'll be fine I'm sure.

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [GreenPlease] [ In reply to ]
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I’m working in Santa Cruz tomorrow - want me to cruise over to Morgan Hill at lunch and post some pics?

Jimmy Haycroft’s twitter (nice welds on the ‘gram) makes me think I should go on a trail run instead....

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [kjmcawesome] [ In reply to ]
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If you've got nothing else going on... it can't hurt. The new Shiv is almost mythical at this point.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [dfru] [ In reply to ]
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dfru wrote:
If they replicate the position and it's not a terribly different bike there's weeks to go and he'll be fine I'm sure.

That is what one of the Specialized athletes at the 70.3 WC told me: Nothing significantly changed so might as well debut at Kona.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Dembo] [ In reply to ]
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They have taken down all but two models of shiv on their website-only the s-works frameset and shiv elite remain. So i guess those will be kept as rim brake options, with the new releases being disc brake at least?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Dembo] [ In reply to ]
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Dembo wrote:
dfru wrote:

If they replicate the position and it's not a terribly different bike there's weeks to go and he'll be fine I'm sure.


That is what one of the Specialized athletes at the 70.3 WC told me: Nothing significantly changed so might as well debut at Kona.

Yep - sounds about right. Not quite the P5 to P5x change in terms of distinctly different bikes (at least in looks, no idea about the bike to bike change)

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [BeardedWonder] [ In reply to ]
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They have taken down all but two models of shiv on their website-only the s-works frameset and shiv elite remain. So i guess those will be kept as rim brake options, with the new releases being disc brake at least?

I'm sure that's just to get ride of the S-Works modules in stock... the new Shiv will certainly have a 5 digit priced S-Works version.

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [gregtay] [ In reply to ]
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I have a dumb question - is the Shiv not available in Canada?

I was on the Canadian website to get the geometry for the latest Shiv and couldn't find any mention of it.

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/shop/bikes/road-bikes/triathlon-bikes/c/roadtriathlon


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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [blayze] [ In reply to ]
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Heard from a friend that his specialized store mentioned the new shiv is coming with the specs listed here. Pretty expensive though for the s-works full package... A few more days/weeks if it's going to be announced at Kona! If it looks as good as the specs are, i might be tempted to raid my savings :-(
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [maarten.claes] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [maarten.claes] [ In reply to ]
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To be honest, based on the specs I saw the pricing isn’t crazy. Don’t get me wrong, at $10,000 it’s still a very very expensive bike (heck, you can buy a car for less) but you’re getting a complete package. The components and my price estimates:
-Dura Ace Di2 Hydraulic $3,000
-S Works Cranks and Power Meter $2,000
-Roval disc wheel: $1,500
-Roval CLX 64 front wheel: $1,000

That leaves $2,500 for an “S-Works” frame and cockpit. Not too bad, honestly.

...and yes, I know, people here have assembled “equivalent” bikes for 1/3 the price.
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