Amgen Tour of California tech gallery: Saxo Bank’s Specialized Shiv 3 TT bike

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published May. 22, 2010
  • Updated Feb. 24, 2011 at 9:44 PM EDT

Specialized debuted its new Shiv 3 time trial bike last week at the Giro d’Italia. Saxo Bank brings the bike to the Tour of California, where world champion Fabian Cancellara used it for the first time Saturday in the Los Angeles time trial.

According to Specialized global marketing manager Nic Sims, the redesigned Shiv loses the nose cone and downtube wings outlawed this spring by the UCI.

The most significant changes in the frame are the traditionally mounted front brake, a new stem and the addition of a lip on the backside of the fork that Sims claims improves aerodynamics.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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