Specialized Triathlon & Time Trial Bikes


Specialized Triathlon and Time Trial Bikes

The phrase “every second counts” gets thrown around quite a bit in sports. Nowhere is it more accurate than in a time trial (TT) race. To give you every advantage possible, time trial specials such as the Specialized Shiv feature highly sculpted aerodynamic frames that cheat the wind without sacrificing strength. Female racers can enjoy geometry designed specifically for their body shape aboard Specialized Alias bikes. If these models resemble something that should be rolling out of a hangar at Area-51, that’s because the technology found in these two-wheelers is nothing short of space age.

Some athletes require the bleeding-edge performance these highly developed bikes deliver for use of a different kind. In a triathlon, not only is time of the essence, but efficiency is crucial. The same slippery profiles and silky-smooth drivetrains that make these bikes killers on the TT course allow you to maximize your efforts when transitioning from a run or swim section into your ride. Your energy goes further — and in the heat of an Iron-Man Triathlon, you’ll need every last drop.

A Quiver of Proven Performers

Specialize bicycles have stood at the top of the podium in nearly every discipline of competitive cycling. This is a company that knows what athletes demand, and it delivers. Specialized Shiv and Alias bikes are respected and revered as some of the most capable competition models in the industry. Let’s take a closer look at the different Specialized triathlon and time trial bikes you’ll find at BikeExchange:

  • Specialized Shiv Expert: Start your racing legacy aboard the Shiv Expert, a fully equipped racer at a price point that makes it attainable without a sponsorship. Don’t be mislead though, the Shiv Expert comes loaded with professional-level racing technology. It features a FACT carbon frame that delivers superb power transfer with minimal drag and an innovated integrated braking system, which moves brake hardware inside the fork and seat-stay further decreasing wind-resistance.
  • Specialized Alias Sport Tri: All the same technologies that have made Specialized race bikes world-class competitors are here in a package that’s optimized for female riders. A FACT carbon frame and fork keep weight down and deliver nimble handling and road compliance. FSA Gossamer cranks combine with an 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain that’s highly serviceable. The Alias Sport Tri stands up to weeks of training without wilting before race day. Optimized for triathlon use thanks to a zero-offset seat post, clip-on aero bars and bottle cage.
  • Specialized Shiv Pro Race: To compete with the elite cyclists of the world, you need a bike that takes no prisoners. The Shiv Pro Race is most at home being pushed to the limit thanks to a lightweight FACT carbon frame that transfers power effortlessly to smooth-rolling Roval Rapide carbon fiber wheels. A Shimano Dura-Ace transmission and FACT carbon crankset provide lightning-fast shifts. Magura brakes deliver confidence-inspiring grip so you can push just a little deeper into that corner when it makes all the difference.

Browse BikeExchange today to find the right time trial bike for your riding style.

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