Bike Check: Specialized S-Works Shiv Disc with SRAM RED eTap AXS of Bradley Weiss

We tracked down the reigning XTERRA World Champ for a catch-up on his season goals and to take a look at that oh-so-bling, SRAM RED eTap AXS equipped S-Works Shiv.

World Champion Bradley Weiss Specialized S-Works SHIV SRAM RED eTap AXS triathlon bike. Bike Check by Bike Network. Image Ray Cox
Bradley out on the roads getting the final pre-season preparation dialed.

Being the current XTERRA World Champion I am determined to include a few midseason off-road races to cement my place at the top of the XTERRA world and ensure I arrive in Maui, Hawaii in October well prepared to defend my title. However, my focus will very much be on Taupo, New Zealand who will host the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships on the 29th of November. After a top 10 finish at the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France I am incredibly hungry to improve on this result! I want to win!” – Bradley Weiss



THE BIKE

FRAME|  Specialized S-Works SHIV Disc, size small
CHAINRINGĀ | SRAM RED 1x AXS Aero power meter kit, SRAM 50T X-SyncĀ 
CASSETTE| SRAM RED 10-33t 
DERAILLEUR| SRAM RED eTap AXS 
BRAKES| SRAM S-900 Aero HRD Disk Brake, 160mm rotors 
WHEELS| Roval CLX 64 Disc
TYRES| Specialized S-Works Turbo cotton 26c race tyres
PEDALS| Shimano Dura-Ace
SEAT| Specialized Sitero
WEIGHT| 9.8kg

Upgrading to the new SRAM RED eTap AXS has been a massive improvement to my race setup. I have loved the ease of use and simplicity in the 1×12 system and I have been really impressed with the range of gears available. Being a smaller athlete very fond of the mountains I have always opted for more hilly courses to maximize my climbing abilities and take advantage of any technical descents as I came from a mountain biking background and love a few switchbacks! Initially, when receiving the new AXS eTap components I was worried about being over-geared on the climbs and spinning out on the faster descents but clearly the engineers over at SRAM have done their homework and my bike has become a rocket on both the climbs and descents! The super lightweight SRAM AXS cable-less system combined with my Specialized S-works SHIV disc race bike is honestly a dream come true and I cannot wait to attack the IRONMAN 70.3 calendar in the build-up to World Championships in Taupo, New Zealand later this year!” – Bradley Weiss

World Champion Bradley Weiss Specialized S-Works SHIV SRAM RED eTap AXS triathlon bike. Bike Check by Bike Network. Image Ray Cox
All the best for the season Bradley! Fly the SA flag high!

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