S-Works Venge ViAS

s-works venge 2016

s-works venge 2016

With the Tour de France on the horizon expect to see lots of new product launches. Specialized have allowed this one out of the bag a little earlier, as Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan where both seen riding the new S-Works Venge at the Tour de Suisse last week.

Peter Sagan had this to say to Cyclingnews “I’m excited to bring my new Venge to the Tour, I rode it for the first time in Tour de Suisse and I won a stage on it on the first day. I guess you don’t get a better start with a new bike than that. Of course numbers are important but that is the work of the engineers – for me the ultimate test comes when I’m on the bike. How does it feel and is it a winning bike? It looks great and I have already won on it, so it will be great to have at the Tour.”

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Peter Sagan (Team Tinkoff Saxo) pictured during stage 9 of the Tour de Suisse ITT in Bern, on June 21, 2015. Photo VK/PN/Cor Vos © 2015

Five minutes. That’s the amount of time Specialized claim that you will save over 40km – compared to riding its similar previous bike and gear – if you’re riding the new S-Works Venge ViAS and using the aerodynamic (#aeroiseverything) complementary paraphernalia: skinsuit, wheels, helmet, and shoes.

“The all-new S-Works Venge ViAS Di2 was developed with one objective in mind—to be the fastest bike in the world.”

Specialized’s website reveals the following:

The design for this bike started with building our own Win Tunnel, and with more than 1000 hours of testing, prototyping, and refining, we can say with confidence that we nailed our objective. The high level of performance starts with a Rider-First Engineered frame and fork that feature a new level of aerodynamics. This is coupled with the added benefit of the Roval CLX 64 wheelset—the fastest wheels we’ve ever made. Along with the zero-drag brakes and Aerofly ViAS cockpit, the S-Works Venge ViAS Di2 is, quite simply, the fastest bike in the world.

At 1,150g, the Venge ViASis not the lightest bike out there and is heavier than its predecessor but Specialized are confident that the aerodynamic benefits will outweigh the potential weight penalty.

According to the manufacturer, the Roval CLX 64 wheelset provides the ultimate in speed and performance and has been optimized for both head- and crosswinds. The wheelset is tubeless-ready and features a 21mm internal rim width for enhanced traction, minimal rolling resistance, and improved aerodynamics.

Roval CLX 64 wheelset is tubeless-ready and has a 21mm internal rim for enhanced traction.

Roval CLX 64 wheelset is tubeless-ready and has a 21mm internal rim for enhanced traction.

The integrated brakes have been referred to as “zero-drag brakes” by Specialized and are one of the more eye-catching features.

The rear brake is positioned on the seat tube rather than below the bottom bracket

The rear brake is positioned on the seat tube rather than below the bottom bracket

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The front brake is referred to as “zero-drag brakes” by Specialized.

The bike will initially only be available with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 components, with limited availability from late August.

For more information visit: www.specialized.com