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Pro bike: Tony Martin’s Specialized Shiv TT

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Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) remains on Specialized’s all-conquering Shiv TT in 2014

Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) remains on Specialized’s all-conquering Shiv TT in 2014
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SRAM riders are still on cable shifting

SRAM riders are still on cable shifting
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Grip has been added to the bars

Grip has been added to the bars
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Martin’s rig on training camp looks like it is still fitted with an enormous 58T chainring

Martin’s rig on training camp looks like it is still fitted with an enormous 58T chainring
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The big update to Martin’s bike is his switch to SRAM Red 22

The big update to Martin’s bike is his switch to SRAM Red 22
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The big update to Martin’s bike is his switch to SRAM Red 22

The big update to Martin’s bike is his switch to SRAM Red 22
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The Specialized Shiv ready for action

The Specialized Shiv ready for action
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Valve access taped up

Valve access taped up
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Flash paint for a flash bike

Flash paint for a flash bike
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A Specialized TTS saddle

A Specialized TTS saddle
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The Specialized Shiv TT was used by four of elite TT world champions in 2013 – not bad going

The Specialized Shiv TT was used by four of elite TT world champions in 2013 – not bad going
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: the German three-time world TT champion has kept much of the same componentry and gear as last year, but there are some changes…

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: the German three-time world TT champion has kept much of the same componentry and gear as last year, but there are some changes…
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 Martin looks to have retained the same bar extension height as his 2013 rig

Martin looks to have retained the same bar extension height as his 2013 rig
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A Zipp 808 front wheel knifes through the air

A Zipp 808 front wheel knifes through the air
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A Zipp disc wheel keeps drag low

A Zipp disc wheel keeps drag low
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Omega Pharma-QuickStep use QuarQ power meters

Omega Pharma-QuickStep use QuarQ power meters
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Unbranded bars on Martin’s TT rig

Unbranded bars on Martin’s TT rig
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Unbranded bars on Martin’s TT rig

Unbranded bars on Martin’s TT rig
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Martin is still using Look’s 2013 Keo Carbon Blade pedals

Martin is still using Look’s 2013 Keo Carbon Blade pedals
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Subtle seat clamping mechanism

Subtle seat clamping mechanism
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Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) begins the 2014 season carrying the rainbow stripes of the World TT champion. It’s largely a case of as you were: it’s his third title and he remains on the bike that has delivered him the titles – the Specialized Shiv TT.

However the German powerhouse swaps 10-speed SRAM Red for the new 11-speed version, meaning he’s got some extra teeth to combine with his preference for massive chainrings.


Complete bike specs

• Frame: Specialized S-Works Shiv
• Fork: Specialized S-Works Shiv
• Headset: Specialized S-Works
• Stem: Specialized S-Works Shiv
• Handlebar: PRO Missile Evo
• Tape: Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix
• Brake calipers: Specialized S-Works Shiv
• Front derailleur: SRAM Red
• Rear derailleur: SRAM Red
• Shift levers: SRAM TT 900
• Brake levers: SRAM TT 900
• Cassette: SRAM Red XG1090
• Chain: SRAM Red PC1091
• Cranks: Specialized S-Works (175mm)
• Power meter: Quarq power for SRAM
• Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
• Pedals: Look Keo Blade
• Front wheel: Zipp 808 Firecrest
• Rear wheel: Zipp Disc
• Tires: Specialized Turbo
• Saddle: Specialized TTS
• Seatpost: Specialized S-Works SHIV
• Complete bicycle weight: 7.4kg/16.31lb
Critical measurements
• Rider height: 1.86m/6'1"
• Rider weight: 75kg/165lb
• Saddle height (from BB center to top): 75.6cm
• Seat tube (center to center): 56.3cm
• Top tube length (virtual): 53.5cm