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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: New 2019 Specialized 'Shiv Disc' Reply with quote

I'll just link to the Slowtwitch thread, the source of the info: https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/S-WORKS_SHIV_DISC_2019_IS_HERE_P6756503/?page=unread#unread

Nice paintjob, but I can leave the rest. I guess the big clearance 'tri blade' fork means less interference drag with the wheel. Folding basebar is chunky i.e. not very aero, and that tailfin looks pretty ghetto Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That tail fin is hideous! Not sure how the plumbing for it works if it's for hydration.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fugly...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much like the P5X it's a moot point anyway, as it's going to be very expensive, so that we don't need to deliberate over it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like some folk will be riding this in Kona - wonder what it's like in a crosswind?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilleusPhogg wrote:
Looks like some folk will be riding this in Kona - wonder what it's like in a crosswind?


I don't think you'd want to be a <50kg female riding that down from Hawi.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen Gomez, Currie & Don all doing their brand posts on social media about it. As has been said earlier in the thread, that fin is BAD! Electric motor maybe?! Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
PhilleusPhogg wrote:
Looks like some folk will be riding this in Kona - wonder what it's like in a crosswind?


I don't think you'd want to be a <50kg female riding that down from Hawi.

How much does Lucy Charles weigh? Rude to ask obviously...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christ that's hideous. Makes the P5X look good.

I heard $14K cost. Twice the price of a P5 or similar. Is it really twice as good.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate the look of the P5X but this I actually don't mind the look of, paintjob is nice too Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gingerbongo wrote:
I've seen Gomez, Currie & Don all doing their brand posts on social media about it.


Specialized would have sent those pictures to all of their dealers and sponsored athletes with instructions to go mad on social media once the embargo was lifted early this morning. I don't know who the source of the photos on Slowtwitch was, but Specialized will be going nuts with them if they manage to identify them Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwaters wrote:
Christ that's hideous. Makes the P5X look good.

I heard $14K cost. Twice the price of a P5 or similar. Is it really twice as good.


According to the blurb on the Sigma website, the initial production run is only going to be 500 numbered bikes, each coming with its' own special travel case. I assume it'll come with Specialized's own power meter fitted as standard, as is the case with the S-Works Venge.

Still a lot of money, but if it's coming fitted with top spec components and wheels, a power meter and a travel case then the price starts to look less crazy.

There'll be plenty of people who are willing to part with the cash for "the fastest bike on the planet", even if they do end up trundling around an IM course at 25km/h Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
iwaters wrote:
Christ that's hideous. Makes the P5X look good.

I heard $14K cost. Twice the price of a P5 or similar. Is it really twice as good.


According to the blurb on the Sigma website, the initial production run is only going to be 500 numbered bikes, each coming with its' own special travel case. I assume it'll come with Specialized's own power meter fitted as standard, as is the case with the S-Works Venge.

Still a lot of money, but if it's coming fitted with top spec components and wheels, a power meter and a travel case then the price starts to look less crazy.

There'll be plenty of people who are willing to part with the cash for "the fastest bike on the planet", even if they do end up trundling around an IM course at 25km/h Rolling Eyes Wink


as fast as that, you think?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a 'halo' bike. Is the speed-per-$ worth it, highly unlikely. I reckon any decent independent test wouldn't have it any faster than a Speed Concept or P5-6 at common yaw angles. Wasn't the P5X basically the same as the P5? These bikes are all a mediocre position & set-up away from being as fast as a sorted PX Stealth.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
It's a 'halo' bike. Is the speed-per-$ worth it, highly unlikely. I reckon any decent independent test wouldn't have it any faster than a Speed Concept or P5-6 at common yaw angles. Wasn't the P5X basically the same as the P5? These bikes are all a mediocre position & set-up away from being as fast as a sorted PX Stealth.


Given that the drag generated by the bike is only 20% and drag from the rider is 80%, a 10% reduction is drag from the bike gives a 2% gain, while a 10% reduction in drag from a better position is worth 8%. I am taking a wild stab here, but I suspect that a 10% reduction in drag of the rider is relatively easy to find
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