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 Venge Pro - SRAM eTAP AXS is the bike for someone who wants the best foundation on the road, but wants to save a little cash. The Fact 11 Venge frame is stiff and compliant and just like it’s S-Works sibling, slices through the air like a cream cheese laser. Combine that with SRAM’s eTAP AXS electronic drivetrain with its 10 tooth cog and magnificent gear range, and you have a bike that shifts as smoothly as it rides.
- Our quest for the perfect tube shapes didn’t start in the Win Tunnel, but instead, a new piece of technology—the FreeFoil Shape Library. Our engineers wrote an optimization algorithm and utilized a supercomputer to help create new airfoil shapes with different weights, surface areas, and structural targets. Armed with this library of shapes, we could then plug them into the different parts of the bike and test a variety of configurations to determine the fastest setup in the Win Tunnel. The result? Compared to the Venge ViAS, the new Venge is eight seconds faster over 40km at zero degrees of yaw. It's also faster out on the road in all wind conditions—not just in the tunnel.
- Striking the perfect combination of weight and aerodynamics plays a crucial role in a bike’s overall performance. So, not only did we make the Venge more aero than the ViAS, but we also took 460 grams out of the module weight. This means we saved 240g in the frame, 25g in the fork, 107g in the cockpit, 25g in the seatpost, and 63g in small parts. So, no matter the course, the Venge will prove to be the fastest option when you need to go either up or down.
- We implemented much of the Rider-First Engineered™ discoveries from the new Tarmac's development, like different layup schedules and materials, and this culminated in a Venge that’s not only lighter, but one that also has a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio and 40% more compliance than the ViAS—no matter the frame size. And while you can't always see these changes, all it takes is one ride to feel the quick accelerations and the bump-eating compliance.
- SRAM's new Force eTAP AXS brings a whole new level of shifting to the road. It's 12-speed setup is not only crisp and extremely quiet, but with the help of a 10-tooth cog, it has a gear range unlike any other road group.
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|
|FRONT WHEEL||Roval CL 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, 21h|
Roval CL 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 350 internals, 24h
|INNER TUBES||Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|REAR TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|CRANKSET||SRAM Force AXS, 48/35T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||SRAM DUB for BB30|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SRAM Force eTAP AXS|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM Force eTAP AXS|
|CASSETTE||SRAM CS XG 1270, 12-speed, 10-33t|
|CHAIN||SRAM Force, 12-speed|
|FRONT BRAKE||SRAM Force eTAP, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||SRAM Force eTAP, hydraulic disc|
|STEM||Venge integrated stem, 6-degree|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Power, Hollow Titanium rails|
|SEATPOST||2019 S-Works Venge aero seatpost, FACT carbon|
|SEAT BINDER||Venge integrated two-piece wedge|