Specialized 20 Shiv Elite


If you're looking for the perfect bike to tackle you first triathlon, or if you're just looking to set a new PR, the wind-cheating Shiv Elite needs to be your weapon of choice against the wind.

Its full FACT 10r carbon fiber frame was developed in our very own Win Tunnel, and it's not only been aerodynamically optimized for straight-line speed, but it also features airfoils that have been optimized to limit side force in crosswinds. A bike can only be as fast as its rider, though, which is why we also developed the Control Tower fit system that let's you optimize your stack and reach numbers in order to find your most comfortable and powerful position for your desired length.

Next up comes the Fuelselage Hydration System that houses a water bladder inside of the frame, making it virtually invisible to the wind. And to go along with your water, the Fuelcell fits plenty of food and even has room for a flat kit. The best part of the Fuelselage and Fuelcell combination is that, when packed correctly, it cleans up the frame and saves up to 75 seconds when compared to a taped-up system.

Finally, the Shiv Elite comes spec'd with a mix of Shimano 105 and Praxis components, and it's been topped off with durable, smooth-rolling DT R460 wheels.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame is lightweight and extremely responsive. It features crosswind-optimized airfoils for enhanced aerodynamic performance, while the Control Tower Fit System and Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System provide versatile fit options and nutrition integration.
  • FACT Aero carbon fork utilizes our most advanced carbon construction methods to provide precise steering and rider input, while also improving overall aerodynamics.


Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, crosswind-optimized airfoils, 1-1/8" lower bearing, OSBB, Control Tower Fit System, Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System, 130mm spacing


Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque

Front Wheel

DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h

Rear Wheel

DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

Front Tyre

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm

Rear Tyre

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm


Praxis Zayante, BB30



Bottom Bracket

Praxis, PF30



Front Derailleur

Shimano 105

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105, 11-speed


Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t


KMC X10 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

Front Brake

Shiv rim caliper

Rear Brake

Shiv rim caliper


Specialized Shiv Aerobar, alloy


Specialized S-Wrap with gel


Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise


Sitero Comp, hollow Cro-Mo rail

Seat Post

Shiv, 12.5mm




Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors