Monday, December 23, 2013

Pro bike: Tony Martin's Specialized Shiv TT

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro-bike-tony-martins-specialized-shiv-tt

By: 
Ben Delaney
Race:
UCI Road World Championships
Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships
Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships
This article first appeared on Bikeradar
German Tony Martin helped drive the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team to victory in the 2013 world team time trial championships Sunday aboard a Specialized S-Works Shiv TT. It was not the first Worlds win for Martin, nor the first aboard a Shiv. Here we take a look at the bike he rode this weekend, and will mount again Wednesday to defend his individual time trial world title.
While UCI rules specify that frames must be available to the general public and not one-off models, there are a few unique pieces to Martin's rig. For starters, Martin runs an enormous 58-tooth chain ring (paired to an 11-26 SRAM Red cassette). And the German is also on Specialized S-Works clincher tires. While nearly all professional riders race on tubulars for road events, a select few choose clinchers for time trials as they can offer lower rolling resistance. Martin's mechanic pumps his 24.2mm tires to 8bar (116psi).

  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships: Shimano's Missile EVO bars are blacked out
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships: Shimano's Missile EVO bars are blacked out
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships. Mechanics often cover up non-sponsor-correct components. Here, the 58-tooth aero ring gets the Sharpie treatment
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships. Mechanics often cover up non-sponsor-correct components. Here, the 58-tooth aero ring gets the Sharpie treatment
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony! If you win a world title or two, mechanics will give you an exclamation point after your name
    Tony! If you win a world title or two, mechanics will give you an exclamation point after your name
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships: grip tape is added to the saddle nose for traction when Martin is going all out, perched up on the nose
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships: grip tape is added to the saddle nose for traction when Martin is going all out, perched up on the nose
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships: Specialized continues to tinker with its clincher compounds and construction. This clincher is 24.2mm and Martin runs it at 8bar
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 World Championships: Specialized continues to tinker with its clincher compounds and construction. This clincher is 24.2mm and Martin runs it at 8bar
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • What kind of gear do you have to push to win the world championship time trial? Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships is equipped with enormous 58/44 chainrings on a Quarq power meter
    What kind of gear do you have to push to win the world championship time trial? Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships is equipped with enormous 58/44 chainrings on a Quarq power meter
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships uses Specialized's integrated bar/stem, but without the hidden brake as on the triathlon version of the bike
    Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT at the 2013 world championships uses Specialized's integrated bar/stem, but without the hidden brake as on the triathlon version of the bike
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Tony Martin rode to gold at the 2012 individual time trial world championships on a Specialized S-Works Shiv TT. He is hoping for the same result this week
    Tony Martin rode to gold at the 2012 individual time trial world championships on a Specialized S-Works Shiv TT. He is hoping for the same result this week
    Photo credit © Specialized
  • Stage winner Tony Martin (Omega Pharma Quick Step)
    Stage winner Tony Martin (Omega Pharma Quick Step)
    Photo credit © Sirotti
  • World champion Tony Martin could not pull off a second stage win
    World champion Tony Martin could not pull off a second stage win
    Photo credit © AFP Photo
  • Time trial world champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) powers to the finish line in Mont-Saint-Michel
    Time trial world champion Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) powers to the finish line in Mont-Saint-Michel
    Photo credit © AFP

Full Specifications

Complete bike specs
Frame: Specialized S-Works SHIV
Fork: Specialized S-Works SHIV
Headset: Specialized S-Works
Stem: Specialized S-Works SHIV
Handlebar: Shimano Missile EVO
Tape: Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix
Brake calipers: Specialized S-Works SHIV
Front derailleur: SRAM Red
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red
Shifter levers: SRAM Red Time Trial
Cassette: SRAM Red XG1090 (11-26)
Chain: SRAM Red PC1091
Cranks: Specialized S-Works (175mm)
Power meter: Quarq power for SRAM
Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Front wheel: Zipp 808 Firecrest
Rear wheel: Zipp Disc
Tires: Specialized ProTour Time Trial clincher 24.2mm
Saddle: Specialized TTS with Grip
Seatpost: Specialized S-Works SHIV
Complete bicycle weight: 7.4kg/16.31lb

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