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All world class athletes have meticulous attention to detail – it is, in part, what helps separate the great from the good. But there is world class, and then there’s Tim Don. The three-time Olympian and multiple Ironman champion leaves no stone unturned when it comes to all aspects of his training and performance. Just watching him prepare for a session in the wind tunnel is a spectacle in itself as he looks to eek out every last advantage he can from his bike setup, position, and equipment. Don was at Specialized HQ in Morgan Hill, Calif., earlier this month as part of the Zwift Tri Academy team training camp, for which he is a mentor alongside fellow Olympian-turned-Ironman pro Sarah True. He is pictured on his new black S-Works Shiv Disc frame, which will be the standard issue frame from Specialized from now on. Specialized had previously released 500 limited edition, limited colorway frames that were first unveiled at Kona last year.
Tim Don’s Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc Fast Facts:
Frame: Specialized S-Works Shiv disc, FACT 11r Carbon
Wheels: Roval CLX64 disc, front; Roval 321 disc, rear
Drivetrain: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 11-speed groupset with Specialized S-Works dual-sided power cranks, 56/42 Praxis chainrings, 167.5mm cranks
Tires: Specialized Turbo Cotton, 26 mm
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace hydraulic disc brakes
Cockpit: Specialized Shiv Disc base bar with Speedbar aerobars
Saddle: Specialized Sitero II
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Aero Stainless