Funny thing, I’m here in France for Roc d’Azur and talking to the Specialized guys when they say “hey, we’ll have something new launching in Kona for the Ironman World Championships” when what should appear in the ol’ inbox? Why, spy shots of course!!!
Above is the all-new, Triathlon-specific 2012 Specialized Shiv. We say tri-only because it doesn’t appear to meet the UCI’s 3:1 rule. We’ll get the official scoop later this week and have formal details. For now, though, click through and check out the crazy internal fueling (hydration) system integrated into the downtube…
Armed with Fit, Fuel and Aero tech, our anonymous tipster’s pics won’t let us zoom in enough, but that’s definitely a hydration tube and straw hose built into the downtube. Sure beats stacking some beer cans on top of the aero bars.
So happy togetherrrrrrr
This one’s Di2, but we’re betting there will be lower spec levels, too. More as we get it!