Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Specialized updated its Shiv TT bike for 2019. The time trial bike now includes disc brakes; some riders tested the bike out at the Giro d’Italia, but the bike makes its official debut during stage 2 of the Tour de France. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Kasper Asgreen’s Shiv accommodates the tall rider with a prolific amount of seatpost showing, and some impressive spacer stacking at the cockpit. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Getting aero doesn’t always mean getting as low as possible. Here, Asgreen runs several spacers beneath his extensions to ensure his body remains in an aero position that’s stable as well. It also helps ensure his body stays in a position that’s optimized for power output. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Asgreen’s extensions sit extremely close together that the tips to accommodate his strongest riding position. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
This gives you a sense of the kind of position that closes the shoulders for maximum aero benefit. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Millimeters to spare. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Deceuninck-Quick-Step supports Specialized’s Riding For Focus program, which gets bikes in the hands of kids with ADHD to help them cope with the condition. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
While many riders have moved toward truncated saddle designs, Asgreen still has a more traditional style saddle with a long nose. It’s positioned as far back on the seat rails as possible. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
DQS riders were sporting Specialized tail lights on their training ride outside Brussels the day before the 2019 Tour de France started. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Inflating tires on a disc wheel is no easy proposition, but the generous opening on this Roval wheel certainly eases the pain. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
A CeramicSpeed UFO chain cuts down on drivetrain friction. The custom blend of materials in the treatment leave a white, waxy film on the chain itself. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Asgreen runs a 58-46 chainring combo up front. After his training ride, he joked with a team mechanic, “Got anything bigger?” Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
An 11-28 cassette complements the big gearing up front. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
More chain treatment leaving its mark on drivetrain components. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Disc brakes have arrived. Up until now, the pro peloton only seemed to embrace discs on TT bikes, and under certain sprinters’ bikes. Now they have gone more mainstream and they crop up even on lightweight climbing bikes. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
Asgreen was on this Specialized Turbo Cotton time trial tire during his pre-race training ride. It’s 700x26c and appears to be a clincher. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com
Kasper Asgreen's Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc
While aerodynamic frontal area is most significantly impacted by the rider’s body, it certainly helps to have a bike that minimizes drag. It’s clear just how far bicycle designers go to do exactly that. Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com