New Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc time trial bike improves handling, shaves weight

Lighter, more agile time trial bike for more technical courses

Specialized says that the new S-Works Shiv is designed to be light, responsive and agile, to better suit the more up-and-down, twisty time trial courses that are ridden today, rather than the point-and-shoot courses that used to be the norm.

“It’s a fantastic bike—even going uphill. Downhill, it handles like a road bike. It’s a huge step forward,” says Bob Jungels of Deceuninck–Quick-Step.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.