The Shiv of Conrad Stoltz

Conrad Stoltz is best known for his XTERRA domination, but the tough South African also ventures onto the road. We took a look at his Abu Dhabi International Triathlon race ready Specialized S-Works Shiv. Stoltz though went too hard early on during the 200km bike segment and blew up.

All was still calm and quiet then.

The FuelCell on the Shiv of Conrad is filled among other things with Clif products. But no, it wasn't overflowing, we were just curious to see what he had.

The Specialized TriVent shoes are ready for a quick entry.

Stoltz runs a Quarq power meter on a Specialized crank with Rotor rings.

SRAM Red components throughout the Shiv.

A tribute to Burry Stander on the top tube.

SRAM Red RTC shifters.

Not many folks have their hands or butt on one of these Specialized saddles.

Specialized S-Works Turbo tires on a Zipp 808 up front and a Zipp disc in the rear.

The front end of the Shiv with the Fuelselage in use.

The bottle mounted on the bar is indeed the way to go.

The seat cluster area of the S-Works Shiv.

A look at the front brake.

The rear brake is below the chainstays.

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