Speciaized's Venge ViAS Expert Disc Ultegra delivers World Tour performance at a price that competitive riders will find more than palatable. Every facet of it was born in Specialized's Win Tunnel, and the result is a bike with supreme braking and a 116-second advantage, compared to the Tarmac, over 40km. In the Win Tunnel, every tube shape, trailing edge, and design cue was made for speed. It's also Rider-First Engineered to ensure that every frame size experiences uniform performance, plus front-end stiffness was increased by 30% over the Tarmac. As one of the first elements to hit the wind, current stem and bar offerings cause too much aerodynamic drag. To achieve the best solution, while also interfacing with the frame, they found a negative 17-degree stem was the best option. Most riders aren't flexible enough to ride in such an aggressive position, though, so the Aerofly bars with a positive rise replicates your most efficient position. This resulted in a bike that has next-to-no visible cables. Of course, this disc iteration changes the game with undeniable stopping power with any penalty to the aerodynamic profile, so you get powerful hydraulic disc braking without any sacrifice. Then there's the crisp Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset and sturdy DT R460 disc wheels that amplify the overall performance of this race rig. So when it comes to sprinting to the line, this Venge refuses to be outdone.
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.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal cable routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, carbon OSBB|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque|
|Rims/Wheels||DT R460 Disc Pro, thru-axle, 2Bliss Ready|
|Tires||Specialized S-Works Turbo, 700x24mm, 220TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection|
|Crankset||Specialized Pro carbon|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-28t|
|Handlebars||Specialized S-Works Aerofly|
|Stem||Specialized Pro 4-bolt alloy|
|Brake Levers||Shimano ST-RS685|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Power Expert, hollow titanium rails|
|Seatpost||Specialized Venge, FACT carbon|