Specialized likes their road bikes… A LOT. So much so that they have their own wind tunnel aptly named the “Win Tunnel.” The reason is simple; an aerodynamic bike creates less drag and you expend less energy moving it along, so you can ride faster for longer. All of this testing, both in the Win Tunnel and on the road, resulted in a Venge with the least amount of drag of any bike out there.
The S-Works Venge Frameset may well be Specialized’s finest engineering masterpiece yet. When they set out to make a faster Venge, they knew they were going to have to get creative because the previous Venge was no slouch. The engineering team created an algorithm to optimize the perfect foil shape and used a supercomputer to run the calculations. The new S-Works Venge is a rocket ship, testing eight seconds faster at 40km at zero degrees of yaw than the previous Venge.
So what the heck does all that mean? It means this is the most aerodynamic frameset on the road, with tremendous power transfer and road chatter-absorbing compliance.
S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal electric only cable routing, OSBB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
|FORK||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 100x12mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
Roval CLX 64 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 64mm depth, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h
Roval CLX 64 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 64mm depth, DT Swiss 240 internals, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h
|INNER TUBES||Turbo Ultralight, 80mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm|
|REAR TIRE||Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm|
|CRANKSET||S-Works Power Cranks, dual-sided power measurement, +/- 1.5% accuracy|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc R9170|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed, 11-28t|
|CHAIN||Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc|
|STEM||Venge integrated stem, 6-degree|
|SADDLE||S-Works Power, carbon rails, carbon base, synthetic leather|
|SEATPOST||2019 S-Works Venge aero seatpost, FACT carbon, Di2-compatible|
|SEAT BINDER||Venge integrated two-piece wedge|