Ben Hoffman’s Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc

Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Though not racing due to a recent injury, Ben Hoffman was on the Big Island to spectate and support. His newly released medium Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc is a prototype, but the production model is expected to be released in April, 2019 and retail for around $14,000. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Ben uses a combination of in-frame hydration, accessed via a straw, and a bottle between the bars. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Hoffman plants himself on a Specialized Sitero 2. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The S-Works Shiv Disc has an extended section on the seat tube that act as an airfoil and also stores hydration. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Hoffman uses Shimano Dura-Ace pedals with matching cranks. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Keeping the components uniform and consistent, Hoffman’s Shiv also uses Shimano Dura-Ace disc brakes and calipers. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Boasting a novel removable nutrition box in the downtube, Hoffman’s Shiv has plenty of storage options. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
A fork with a deep aero section helps cut through the wind and provide stable tracking into the wind. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The S-Works Shiv Disc boats an incredibly unique upper fork section that is meant to keep the air clean on the front end and remain stable in crosswinds. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The Shiv Disc’s hydration tube runs the length of the frame and exits between the highly adjustable bars. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Hoffman’s unique SLF Motion Kona Edition oversized rear derailleur pulleys have eye-catching abstract styling and a huge 17-tooth cog. Photo: Oliver Baker
Ben Hoffman's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Hoffman runs a rebranded 4iii Precision Pro power meter on a 167.5mm crankset with 55/42 chainrings. His chain is ICE Friction Technology’s Shimano DA. Photo: Oliver Baker