Tim Don is not only fast, but smart, funny and well liked by his competitors. Sadly about a week before the Ironman 70.3 World Championships he crashed hard and ended up not finishing the big race in Austria, but let's take a look at his S-Works Shiv Tri.
Tim Don quickly charged into the lead at the Ironman 70.3 Worlds but his day did not go well.
Here is his Specialized S-Works Shiv Tri, almost ready for action.
Tim Don added TriRig brakes to his race bike.
There is not much here for the wind.
The massive aero downtube is a very distinctive feature on the Shiv Tri.
The view of the cockpit from above. Tim uses the FuelCell and the BTA bottle for liquid nutrition.
I guess we know who fitted this guy.
Tim Don rides a Specialized Sitero saddle without the water bottle attachment.
The Enve SES 8.9 rear wheel has a 26mm Specialized Turbo Cotton tire with a Turbo talc tube.
Tim Don relies on Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 shifting, and added a CeramicSpeed UFO chain and CeramicSpeed pulleys. The Shimano cassette is 11/28.
The S-Works cranks are 167.5mm and feature a Power2Max power meter. Chainrings up front are 55/42 and the bottom bracket features CeramicSpeed bearings.
The rear brake is also by TriRig.
During a race Don stores gels and a repair kit here, but with an injured hand in Zell am See, he left the repair kit out.
The front Enve SES 8.9 wheel is laced with a Specialized Turbo Cotton 24mm tire.
The DT-Swiss 180 hubs were also upgraded with CeramicSpeed bearings.
The view from below.
Don's custom painted helmet makes it clear which team he is racing for.
The man with his machine.
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