Specialized S-Works Venge Dura-Ace - 2014

Specialized S-Works Venge Dura-Ace
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Specialized's S-Works Venge is one of the stiffest, most aerodynamic bikes in the professional ranks! Its FACT 11r-carbon frame was tuned and tweaked in the wind tunnel for maximum aerodynamic advantage. Its blade-like tapered fork meshes seamlessly with the massive aero down tube, which in turn works with the rear wheel cutout and asymmetrical, airfoil-shaped seatstays to minimize drag to the nth degree. If that wasn't enough, the Venge utilizes a supremely aerodynamic seatpost that boasts a reversible head so you can dial in the setback and find the perfect position. A frameset this incredible needs equally incredible parts. And it has them, with the silky smoothness of Shimano's legendary Dura-Ace group with 22-speeds of gear-changing perfection powering ceramic bearing-equipped Roval Rapide CLX 60 wheels that cheat the wind and spin forever. Welcome to the pro level!

Specialized's Venge is an all-out aero race machine built to fly off the front, take powerful pulls for the team and get you across the line first. Highlights include:
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The Venge's stout and minimal front end optimizes your performance with lightness, stiffness, and excellent aerodynamics. The tail of the Venge is as skinny as the front end to clean noisy air and add even more wind-cheating aero efficiency. The aerodynamic seatpost cuts drag, too, is extra stiff and graduated for easily setting and maintaining your seat height.
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The Venge's massive bottom bracket junction maximizes your power transfer for awesome jumps and sprints. Beefy chainstays and seatstays ensure outstanding efficency for powering down the road, dancing over climbs and dominating sprints. Specialized's engineers went as far as designing a headset top cap that smooths the air over and around the stem for additional wind cheating.

This frame utilizes Specialized’s advanced FACT IS (Integrated Structure) construction method. By separating the frame into four main parts — the front triangle, seat tube/bottom bracket, chainstays and seatstays — Specialized is able to optimize each carbon piece for its specific purpose and create a structure that’s incredibly light, impeccably stiff and impressively strong.

This frame’s head tube and fork are 1 3/8 inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8 inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems without adding weight.

Specs

Frame Specialized FACT 11r carbon
Fork Specialized S-Works FACT carbon
Rims/Wheels Roval Rapide CLX 60 w/CeramicSpeed bearings
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized S-Works Turbo, 700 x 24c
Crankset Specialized S-Works FACT carbon
Chainrings 53/39
Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace
Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace
Rear Cogs Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace
Handlebars Specialized S-Works Tarmac FACT carbon
Tape/Grips Specialized SL
Stem Specialized S-Works SL
Brake Levers Shimano Dura-Ace
Brakes Shimano Dura-Ace
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Romin Evo Pro w/carbon rails, 143mm
Seatpost Specialized Venge Aero, 20/0mm offset

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5.0

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Arrowdynamic 
  • Triathlon-ready 
  • Versatile 

Cons

  • Cost  (2)
  • Stiff Ride 

Best Uses

  • Group rides 
  • Road Biking 

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5

Thinking on a fast-and-furious bicycle?

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from Toronto

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Triathlon-ready

Cons

  • Stiff Ride
  • Cost

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments:

Get ready for stiff ride in this fully aero machine. Gravel, uneven or broken pavement will be more noticeable while riding this lightweight bike, however, undoubtedly, it's worth it ($$$) to enjoy how the bike easily reaches 30 km/h with less effort. Being an enthusiastic and avid cyclist, I own a Specialized Allez too and oohhhh boy... those 5 or 6 pounds less in the Venge make a lot of difference for those 3 or 4 hours group rides. Keeping up with the Pack at 35~40 clicks per hour is less difficult than before.I sometimes struggle with the Allez while climbing and needed to increase my cadence. Now with the Venge, it seems to be the perfect fit for facing short and hilly roads at lower cadence. Long and steady hills are more enjoyable to go through.On the down side, being a skinny rider (145 pounds), I feel more the impact of crosswinds with the Venge. May be the Roval 45 wheelset I use act as a parachute? Who said you will only get headwinds while riding?. Last thought: Definitely a dream-bike for riders who wants to make their dreams come true at a costly price tag

5

2011 Specialized Venge

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from Aurora

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Arrowdynamic

Cons

  • Cost

Best Uses

  • Group rides

Comments:

This bike is noticably faster than my SL3 Tarmac as a result of the aerodynamic properties. It feels like drafting someone half all the time! I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for a competitive edge or to get themselvs the best that is available. Looking forward to the Expert Venge soming which is an afforable retail of $4500!

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