Pro Bike: Sarah True’s Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc

Feast your eyes on the new Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc from Olympian-turned-Ironman-racer Sarah True. True collected her new steed from Specialized HQ last week during the Zwift Tri Academy team training camp, for which she is a mentor alongside Tim Don. The S-Works Shiv Disc was first unveiled at Kona last year, but only 500 of that limited-edition, limited-colorway frames were made. Specialized’s five sponsored pro triathletes (True, Don, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Braden Currie, and Javier Gomez) received the first of those frames, which, depending on the light looked a multitude of colors. The remaining 495 were all sold within days of the frame being launched. This new black frame will be the standard issue going forward.

Fast Facts: Sarah True’s Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc

Frame: S-Works Shiv Disc, FACT 11r Carbon frame
Wheels: Roval CLX64 Disc front and rear, tubeless-ready wheels
Drivetrain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 groupset with Specialized S-Works dual-sided power meter
Tires: Specialized Turbo Cotton, 26mm
Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace Hydraulic disc brakes
Cockpit: Specialized Shiv Disc base bar with custom aerobars
Saddle: Specialized Sitero II
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace

Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The S-Works Shiv Disc, FACT 11r Carbon frame. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
True runs her Shiv with Roval CLX64 Disc tubeless-ready wheels front and rear. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
True monitors her watts with the Specialized S-Works dual-sided power meter system and runs a Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 groupset with Shimano Dura-Ace pedals, 55/42t chainrings and 167.5mm cranks. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 with hydraulic disc brakes is in charge of both shifting and braking duties.The Di2 battery lives inside the seat tube is charged by removing the Fuel Cell on the down tube for access. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Specialized Turbo Cotton 26mm tires are wrapped around the Roval wheels. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Clean, crisp shifting from Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The integrated nutrition fuel cell has room to house four to five bars, five to six chews, or 10-12 gels. Fun fact: Specialized’s wind tunnel team also discovered the fuel cell can hold 13 Oreo cookies. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The Specialized Shiv Disc base bar with custom aero bars. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
True rides the Specialized Sitero II saddle. On the new Shiv, the hydration fuel cell sits at the rear of the bike—entirely hidden within the frame, allowing for more fluid capacity (up to 50 ounces) and better aerodynamics. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
The Shiv’s cockpit is adjustable on nearly every angle. The base bar stack can be altered by loosening a single bolt on each side to tilt it up or down. The aerobars also offer plenty of adjustability: fore, aft, and pad width. As triathletes tend to travel so much for racing, ease of packing/traveling was also front of mind during the design process. When it’s time to pack this bike, the base bar folds down to the fork, the cockpit can be unbolted, and you’re ready to reach for your bike box. Photo: Jeff Yingling
Sarah True's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
True uses custom aerobars from Aerocoach, along with the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt bike computer. Photo: Jeff Yingling