Specialized Shiv

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TriRig
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by TriRig

I just posted an article on TriRig showing off my Shiv build. I know some people aren't fans of the ultra-deep down tube, but I love this bike:

Lots of nice big images here:
http://www.tririg.com/articles.php?id=2 ... Shiv_Build

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MarkGiardini
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by MarkGiardini

That looks mad and the finish gives it a slippery look.
What saddle is that?
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TriRig
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by TriRig

It's a Dash Cycles saddle. In the picture I posted, it's a Stage.9 with integrated seatpost. I also shot the bike with the stock Shiv seatpost and a Dash Tri.7 saddle. Details are posted in the article.

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by odin99

you need an ultra low stack headset dust cover to cover that headset. there's lots of carbon aftermarket ones.... or you use a cannondale super six one.

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by g_doraz

That's a great build, but I just can't get over that deep downtube. It just looks wrong to me. The tririg components are pretty cool though....particularly the aero bars
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by thisisatest

Why didn't you go with specialized's own crank? it's available in 165 now...
And by the way, sweeeet bike.

Edit: nope, nevermind. 167.5 is where they stop. bummer.

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by AGW

Gorgeous. Incredibly detailed build. I'm looking forward to the skewer shootout, too.

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by Ottoturbo

Bad ass custom Shiv. Makes the other bikes in the field look mundane.

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TriRig
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by TriRig

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It's interesting that the more time I spend on a build, the simpler the overall bike looks. Simplicity truly is the ultimate sophistication! This bike is a true joy to ride. It's my main rig for 2013, so it'll see a lot of miles in the coming months.

@thisisatest, I went with Lightning for a couple reasons. First, as you noted, the S-Works crank doesn't come as low as 165. The Lightning does. Second, Lightning has very wide compatibility. I move that crank from bike to bike, and it works almost everywhere (except for the pesky BB86/BB90 from Trek, which won't take 30mm spindles). I also like that it comes without logos, which was a requirement for this bike. Sure, I could have removed the Specialized logos if that crank was as good. But since I built this up from a frameset, it's not as if I wasted a perfectly good crank -- I never had the S-Works crank to begin with.

@odin99, I agree that a low-stack dust cover would look good. Veloflyte was supposed to send me one, but never did. So I went 'naked' with the build for now.

I'm happy to answer any more questions you have.

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by Stuartclark1977

http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id375.html

Nick - think the enduro bb linked above would get your lightening into a trek frame.

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by thisisatest

nope. treks have a 37mm bearing seat diameter, they take direct fit bearings with no plastic "cup", unlike the Giant frames n others that have the mentioned 41mm seat.
a 30mm bearing in a 37mm bore leaves 3.5mm to pack in a bearing and two races. not enough room...

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by istigatrice

wait... so you're telling me that the Giant press-fit is indeed compatible with bb30?

...sorry for the off topic post...
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