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Rappstar's Specialized Shiv Tri

Written by: Herbert Krabel
Added: Tue May 08 2012

Jordan Rapp will be competing on a Specialized Shiv Tri S-Works this year and did so already at Wildflower last weekend. We had a closer look at his very clean setup, and we mean clean in more than one way.

The Shiv Tri of Jordan Rapp basking in the sun.



Jordan relies on 172.5 S-Works OSBB cranks with a Quarq Cinqo Saturn powermeter and Speedplay pedals.



The SciCon Phantom260 saddle bag tucks nicely under the Cobb SHC170 saddle, but for racing Jordan uses a SciCon Compact 430



A Zipp Super9 disc in the back with SRAM Red Black derailleurs looking very stealthy.



What the wind sees from the front.



Zipp VukkaAerobase bars with Zipp ski bend extensions and Jordan Rapp's custom rigged between the bars hydration setup.



The view from above on the cockpit.



And the view from behind.



We mentioned clean, and this is indeed very clean, especially when considering that this bike was just raced at Wildflower.



This Shiv Tri does not sit idle very often.



Frame: Specialized Shiv Tri S-Works size Medium
Cranks: S-Works OSBB 172.5
Chainrings: SRAM TT 54/42
Powermeter: Quarq Cinqo Saturn
Computer: Garmin Edge 500
Shifters: SRAM R2C
FD: SRAM RED Black
RD: SRAM RED Black
Cassette: SRAM OG 1070 11-23
Chain: SRAM PC 1070
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Nanogram (race) // Zero (train)
Wheels: Zipp Super9 & Zipp 808 tubular (race) // 808 clincher front & rear (train)
Tires: Zipp Tangente 23mm (rear) & 21mm (front) // tubular (race) & clincher (train)
Skewers: Zipp Aero titanium
Stem: Zipp SL145 110mm/-12deg
Aerobars: Zipp VukaAero with Zipp Ski-bend extensions
Hydration: Specialized Ribcage (plastic 36g) & Specialized Fuelselage bladder
Brakes: Specialized Shiv integrated with Zipp Platinum Pro pads
Saddle: Cobb SHC170
Saddlebag: SciCon Compact 430




  

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