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Mirra Forever: Custom Specialized Shiv Road 2 Recovery raffle to benefit CTE research

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Every year Kona, HI hosts a ton of athletes for the annual Ironman World Championships. This year though, one of those athletes was there in spirit. Making good on a pact with the late Dave Mirra to qualify for Ironman Kona, Ben Bostrom rode and finished the grueling test of endurance on a custom Specialized S-Works Shiv painted to honor Mirra in memoriam. The final part of the plan was to sell the bike after the race and donate all of the proceeds to benefit CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) research.

After releasing a poignant video earlier this year, the time has come for the Shiv raffle which is being handled through Road 2 Recovery. If you haven’t already, check out the Remembering Dave Mirra clip after the break, and get more details on the raffle…

Even without the connection to Ben Bostrom and Dave Mirra, the 2017 Specialized Shiv is valued at $12,000 with a SRAM eTap drivetrain and Roval CLX 64 carbon wheels and has only been raced once. Raffle tickets are available through the Road 2 Recovery website, and start at  $5 for a single entry, up to $50 for 15 tickets. All proceed will directly benefit CTE research, and the winner will be picked on February 1st.

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ryeBendor
ryeBendor
6 years ago

Man I miss watching Dave Mirra. He was the legend I grew up with. RIP

Sammybikes
Sammybikes
6 years ago

This is sick. Pity they don’t say the size anywhere on the page.

MT
MT
6 years ago
Reply to  Sammybikes

A quick google search shows that Ben Bostrom is 5’11”. The Specialized fit chart shows a Shiv medium as fitting 5’6”-5’10”, a large 5’9”-6’2”, and an XL 6’1”-6’6”

Seems like a pretty safe assumption he’s on a large.

Boris
6 years ago

Please check the assembly on Qxl ring, this was not mounted correct way
Rotor

TheKaiser
6 years ago
Reply to  Boris

Yeah, that looks like it was under/over clocked by 90degrees, making it very similar to Biopace. Maybe that method is poised for a comeback.

Double ZZ
Double ZZ
6 years ago

Dave Mirra was the Michael Jordan of BMX. Dave Mirra’s innovation, skill, and dedication in helping the sport through its early growth stages….word.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
6 years ago

rip dave. you are missed.

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