Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Grabsch’s Specialized Shiv

  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Bert Grabsch (Germany) rode this Specialized S-Works Shiv TT to a top-10 result in the world time trial championships, nearly three minutes behind compatriot and fellow Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider Tony Martin. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Grabsch's cockpit is beyond being slammed, and requires a custom stem for him to get his desired amount of drop from saddle to bar. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    It may be a bit of an optical illusion, but that Garmin quarter-turn mount on the end of Grabsch's stem looks like it would be a bit difficult to read with the angle it's at. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Grabsch, unlike Martin, opted for tubular wheels rather than clinchers. Grabsch ran a solid Zipp disc rear and an 808 Firecrest front on the flat world championship course. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    A subtle name tag on the seat stay helps mechanics. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Grabsch had special tires glued up that Specialized mechanics referred to as Pro Tour Time Trial tubulars, which is a model that doesn't exist in the Specialized catalog, at least not yet. We would expect the Pro Tour Time Trial tubular to be somewhat similar to the Turbo tire, but with a narrower width for reduced drag. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Grabsch is running a SRAM 10-speed Red Black group paired with a Quarq-equipped Specialized crankset. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Grabsch’s Specialized crank arms are 175mm and he clips into Look Keo Blade TT pedals. Also, Grabsch ran an FSA chainring with the graphics blacked out. His ring choices were a massive 58-46. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Out back, Grabsch ran a tight cassette range paired to his SRAM Red Black rear derailleur. Photo: VeloNews.com
  • Pro Bike Gallery: Bert Brabsch's Specialized Shiv TT

    Grabsch opts for the classic shape of the Specialized TTS saddle. Grabsch's saddle height is 73.5mm. Photo: VeloNews.com

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