Peter Sagan's Specialized S-Works Shiv TT — gallery

Massive 58-tooth chainring for Slovakian's time trial machine

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com

Despite more than 100 victories for Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), the Slovakian's time trial victories are few and far between.

The three-time road world champion's last time trial victory was back in 2015, when he won the Slovakian time trial national championships. But with an eye on a stint in the yellow jersey at this year's Tour de France, Sagan will need to put in a strong performance on the stage 3 team time trial of the race to stay in contention for the race lead during the opening stages of the race – assuming he doesn't take yellow in either of the opening two stages.

Sagan's unpainted S-Works Shiv TT uses the same mix of Specialized, Shimano and Roval components as the Bora-Hansgrohe road bikes.

While the majority of the drivetrain and shifting comes courtesy of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 components, Sagan's cranks are an older Dura-Ace 9000 series model, equipped with Specialized's power meter, which was released earlier this year.

Paired with the cranks are a massive duo of 58/46 professional-only-issue chainrings, which he used for the relatively flat but fast team time trial course at the Tour de Suisse, and it is likely Sagan will run a similar set-up on the Tour's team time trial on stage 3.

Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team uses wheels from Specialized's sister-brand Roval, opting for a CLX 64 front wheel and the new 321 Disc rear wheel.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Peter Sagan's time trial set-up.

Full specification

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Shiv TT
  • Fork: Specialized Shiv FACT Carbon, full monocoque
  • Front brake: Specialized Shiv
  • Rear brake: Specialized Shiv
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9180
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series cranks with Specialized power meter, 58/46 chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
  • Rear wheel: Roval 321 Disc
  • Front wheel: Roval CLX 64
  • Tyres: Specialized S-Works Turbo
  • Handlebars: Specialized carbon aero bar
  • Stem: S-Works Shiv aero stem
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Saddle: Specialized TTS
  • Seat post: Specialized Shiv
  • Bottle cages: N/A
  • Computer: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt
  • Other accessories: K-Edge computer mount

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