HOLY SHIV! That’s all I could say—well, okay, something that sounded like that—when I saw the new tri bike that Specialized was going to loan me.
My new bike is a Specialized Shiv Comp Rival. It’s a tri specific model. 10 speed. Fully adjustable cockpit. And, as if it was made for me, it has an internal hydration bladder!
The Shiv is the same model that Craig Alexander, seen in the ad above, used to win the Ironman World Championship last year.
There’s only around 10 of these in the Philippines. When I saw it, I was overwhelmed. I thought: I’m just a newbie. I’m not worthy.
BUT, man, whenever I take a look at this handsome bike, I just drool. And smile. And I wanna train all day and ride fast in it (heehee!) It’s love at first sight, really.
So, here’s the deal with Specialized. The Shiv will be on loan as I train for Ironman 70.3 Cebu. Specialized will set a target time for me. If I reach it, the bike is mine. If I don’t, they will offer it to me at a discount.
It’s not like I needed an incentive to do my best at Ironman 70.3 Cebu. But, ya know, this sure makes the journey a whole lot sweeter!
For inquiries on Specialized bikes, please contact:
Dan’s Bike Shop
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