So I have some pretty exciting news about a recently finished little project. I know my last blog said that I was going to post the next day but it took a bit longer than expected and I had to wait on some parts. What I am talking about is the new Specialized Shiv. The new design for this year throws out all the UCI rules and this allowed the designers to make an extremely triathlon specific bike. The aerodynamics are phenomenally fast and there are some features you wont see on any other bikes this year, such as a water bladder integrated into the down tube of the frame.
Moving from the Transition to the Shiv I could already tell there is a little more aggressive geometry without sacrificing any comfort. Another big plus about this move is my newfound respect for bike mechanics everywhere. Since I had recently upgraded my Transistion to Sram Red components I only ordered the new frameset and built it up myself. It took about a week longer than I expected, but I really wanted to take my time and get it right. I must say that I am very pleased with the way it turned out. A special thanks to Pedal the Planet bike shop for getting the frame so quickly, helping me order all the necessary pieces, and answering any tech questions I had to make this a successful build.
In other news my IT Band/ Hip-Flexor/ not really sure what the hell it was/ problem is finally starting to go away and I am slowly revving up the training.
Until next time keep training,