Vincenzo Nibali's Tour de France Specialized S-Works Tarmac

An ocean theme for the Shark of Messina

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

At this year's Tour de France, the Shark of Messina has been lurking in the deeps. Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 Tour de France champion, has been riding in support of Astana teammate Fabio Aru on a custom Specialized S-Works Tarmac painted with an ocean motif in recognition of Nibali's nickname.

Nibali's top tube celebrates the Italian's victories in the Tour de France (2014), the Vuelta a España (2010) and the Giro d’Italia (2013).

Nibali also has his own cockpit components, with this shark logo featuring on the handlebars, stem and seatpost of special editions FSA created following the 2014 Tour.

Nibali runs a full mechanical Campagnolo Super Record 11-speed groupset with an SRM power meter.

His Corima S+ tubular wheels are 47mm deep with 18-front, 20-rear spokes and feature a carbon checkerboard weave. Complete wheelset weight? A claimed 1,230g.

An unmarked Fizik Antares saddle and Look Keo Blade 2 pedals round out his gear.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see Nibali's machine.

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

Frameset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac (56cm)
Stem: FSA K-Force OS-99 CSI Shark, 120mm
Bars: FSA K-Force Compact Shark, 42mm
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Levers: Campagnolo Super Record
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Recordwith SRM power meter, 172.5mm
Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2
Wheelset: Corima S+
Tubulars: Specialized, 24mm
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB25 Shark

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.80m (5ft 10in)
Rider's weight: 64 kg (141lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 75.5cm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 60cm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 8cm


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