Supplies of Specialized’s flagship TT bike the Shiv are set to increase this autumn, after an initial run of only 10 bikes were brought into the UK to coincide with July’s Tour de France.

Triathlon Gear News: Specialized Shiv ModuleAll 10 were snapped up on pre-order, leaving demand outstripping supply for the sought-after super-bike. The version available in the UK will be the Shiv Module, a red, white and black offering that differs slightly to the Shiv ‘Project Black’ ridden to victory by Fabien Cancellara in the time trial at the recent cycling World Championships.

Unlike Cancellara’s bike, the Shiv Module will be UCI illegal – making it suitable for triathlon and UK time trials, but not for UCI sanctioned cycle racing. Seen at the London Cycle Show, minor differences between the Module and the Project Black make the Module more aerodynamic, with changes including a sheltered front brake caliper and a more Triathlon Gear News: Specialized Shiv Black Webslip-streamed front-end.

The Shiv Module will retail for a hefty £4199.99, and includes frame, fork, bars, shifters, saddle and Specialized’s new S-Works chainset. Wheels and a rear derailleur will cost extra.