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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [JAA904] [ In reply to ]
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Figured out a fix for my issue. Turns out that the housing for the internal routing was too high to let the bladder slip down into the downtube for the last few inches. I cut the head off of a golf club and used the narrow end of the cut shaft to push down the housing that was way down the downtube at the same time that I put the bladder in. Kind of stupid... but at least it works now...
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CAnderson_SBC] [ In reply to ]
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CAnderson_SBC wrote:
Hey Everyone,
My name is Clayton Anderson and I'm the Community and Social Media Specialist here at Specialized. As many of you have seen, We have introduced a new bike today at Kona, S-Works Shiv. I would like to extend my help with any questions that you may have. I will answer as many as I can and will be more than happy to get the information from our engineers and designers if needed.

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [renolaw] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks. It looks like that routing might be my problem too. I'll give that a shot.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CakeWalk] [ In reply to ]
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Chris,

Are frame bladders/tubes currently available to purchase?

Thanks,

Aaron
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [MITaerobike] [ In reply to ]
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MITaerobike wrote:
It's a pretty easy switch and you should only have to switch the shifters and cables/housing to do it (not cut new cables...

Did the switch today - easy as pie. I like this bike more and more everyday. I'm no mechanic, but this bike is designed well for the weekend mechanic to fine tune the fit and do routine work.

Thanks Mark.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [jesse@thr] [ In reply to ]
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I posted in the "Let's see your ride", too. It has been a dream to ride from the first fitting. Very comfortable, climbs well, and seems real fast. I have not used the bladder yet and am not sure if I will even use it.

I'm loving this bike.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [MITaerobike] [ In reply to ]
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I have a question on the seat post. I just picked up my shiv comp last night and started to set it up at home, but with the size Medium I couldn't set the seat post low enough. With a Cobb V-Flow Max I couldn't get the saddle height below 80cm. Is it normal to have to cut the seat post? Or should the seat post be sliding further into the frame? It seems the post bottoms on a seam of carbon where the rear triangle meats with the seat tube.

Anyone here have to cut their seat post?
~Greg
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [GregRF] [ In reply to ]
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GregRF wrote:
I have a question on the seat post. I just picked up my shiv comp last night and started to set it up at home, but with the size Medium I couldn't set the seat post low enough. With a Cobb V-Flow Max I couldn't get the saddle height below 80cm. Is it normal to have to cut the seat post? Or should the seat post be sliding further into the frame? It seems the post bottoms on a seam of carbon where the rear triangle meats with the seat tube.

Anyone here have to cut their seat post?
~Greg

I needed to have mine cut. I'm not sure how much was taken off, but I have my LBS do it. I believe 2" was taken off.
Good luck.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [IVcoops] [ In reply to ]
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Good to know. I've seen it written on the Specialized site: "THE SEAT TUBE HAS UP TO 200MM OF SEAT TUBE INSERTION, SO THERE’S NO NEED TO CUT THE POST". Perhaps that is for the XL size. Just wanted to check that it wasn't a frame issue. Time to get the hack saw out...
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [GregRF] [ In reply to ]
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Mine came with two seat posts (size medium). I used the longer version and it is now pushed down as far as it will go. If I need any further adjustment I can just swap the post to the extra shorter post included with the bike. Am I the only person who received two?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Buffaloes1] [ In reply to ]
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Buffaloes1 wrote:
Mine came with two seat posts (size medium). I used the longer version and it is now pushed down as far as it will go. If I need any further adjustment I can just swap the post to the extra shorter post included with the bike. Am I the only person who received two?


i'm pretty sure the two different posts have different offsets/setback. that's what makes the different from each other - not the length.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [odin99] [ In reply to ]
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Has anyone used the bladder and noticed that when they refill it during a ride they have to pour very slowly so that the bladder absorbs the liquid? Do you think it's doing that because it's bunched up in the downtube?
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [jenkinsbr] [ In reply to ]
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jenkinsbr wrote:
Has anyone used the bladder and noticed that when they refill it during a ride they have to pour very slowly so that the bladder absorbs the liquid? Do you think it's doing that because it's bunched up in the downtube?

This seems to be the common experience. Others have suggested such things as tugging on the tube as you try and fill it.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [jenkinsbr] [ In reply to ]
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I actually don't have a problem with mine at all. Some times it is a little troublesome getting it back in the frame after cleaning, but if I make sure I get it in there right it fills just fine. I can usually fill it no problem with two good, fast squeezes on a water bottle.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [Philosoraptor] [ In reply to ]
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This is because the bladder is twisted or bunched up in the frame. Take it out and reinsert it. If it's in there correctly, it should be very easy to fill.

We'll have a video on the Specialized website in a few days. Stay tuned.

Mark

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [GregRF] [ In reply to ]
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There's a bunch of ST insertion but yea, some will still need to cut. This is OK and normal. The 350mm on the XS and S is a bit long, so a lot of these athletes have had to cut their posts.

Mark

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [MITaerobike] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the advice. I'll try this when I get the bike back tonight. I saw the pictures that Chris posted so I must have inserted it incorrectly.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [jenkinsbr] [ In reply to ]
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Its tricky on some frames until you get used to it. I'm sorry we didn't provide you video or better info sooner.

Mark

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [MITaerobike] [ In reply to ]
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Mark - no worries. Just glad to hear it was my fault. It's a XS bike so I'm not sure if it's the bladder has less room to play with or not but I'll give it a try tonight. Should be pretty awesome after I figure it out!
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [kello711] [ In reply to ]
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What size frame do you have ?
I'm wondering if this is only a problem on the size small and xs frames.

My problems
1.) On the fly filling - too slow to complete by the end of an aid station if you just want to fill and chuck the bottle.
2.) Magnets are not strong enough - hose becomes dislodged often on rough roads (currently using some industrial strength velcro to help secure).

Hopefully, R&D will come up with some improved bladder options in the future.

RG
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [rmg] [ In reply to ]
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rmg wrote:
What size frame do you have ?
I'm wondering if this is only a problem on the size small and xs frames.

My problems
1.) On the fly filling - too slow to complete by the end of an aid station if you just want to fill and chuck the bottle.
2.) Magnets are not strong enough - hose becomes dislodged often on rough roads (currently using some industrial strength velcro to help secure).

Hopefully, R&D will come up with some improved bladder options in the future.

RG

I have the same problems

I'm planning to replace the magnets with rare earth magnets. I haven't figured out how to remove the magnet from where the fuelsalage connects to the bike frame. The magnet that wraps around the aero bars is relatively easy to replace.

The local stores don't seem to have the correct size rare earth magnets in stock so I will order them online. Each magnet will cost a few bucks at the most.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [NewbieTri100] [ In reply to ]
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Is there a place for a bento box on the shiv. The integrated hydration system seems to limit the options.
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [CAnderson_SBC] [ In reply to ]
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I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of a really clean looking cockpit with Di2?

There seems to be quite a bit of excess wiring with mine and I would really like a point of reference for my LBS when I take the bike back in.

This is the best I've been able to find so far:

http://triathlon.competitor.com/...0855/attachment/28-7

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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [scobig] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Official Specialized Shiv Thread [rmg] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, we have a few new magnet solutions coming this summer but you can do the same mods with bigger rare earth magnets. A 4mm x 12mm diameter magnet on both the mouthpiece (already included with the angled up bite valve) and "knog" style silicone mount pass the 50 mph descent test very well.

Mark

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