"The Fastest Road Bike on the Market" - Specialized. And there's no reason to suggest otherwise. Specialized set out on a journey with the Venge to find the very best combination of aerodynamics, weight and stiffness. Since then, they have developed a new piece of technology, the FreeFoil Shape Libary. This allows Specialized's engineers to write algorithms into a supercomputer which designs the frame's tube shapes. This frame is then taken to their "Win-Tunnel" and the results then do the talking. This updated Venge has built on an already incredibly fast Venge ViAS frame to better it by 8 seconds over 40km. It has also shredded 460g, which may not sound a lot but when we're talking margins it's enormous. Finally, this edition in the range comes finished with SRAM's brand-new Force eTAP AXS groupset, delivering 24 gears on a 10-tooth electronic cassette, the future really has arrived.
FreeFoil Shape Library
The FreeFoil Shape Library is home to Specialized's engineers who, using a supercomputer, are able to write algorithms that optimise aerodynamic tube shapes. They then take these freshly designed tubes to their "Win-Tunnel" to see if it's the real deal. The new Venge has proven that by becoming up to 8 seconds faster than the previous Venge ViAS over distances of 40km.
Lighter and Faster
It's important when making an aero bike that you make it heavy enough to be controlled in challenging conditions. Specialized new that in order to get this right they had to get the perfect balance of weight and aerodynamics. What they produced is a bike that is faster whether you're going up or down. The frame is 250g lighter, the fork 107g and another 83g in small parts. In total 460g are saved on a bike that is also more aero than before.
SRAM Force eTAP AXS Groupset
The brand-new 12-speed SRAM groupset offers fantastic value for money. Electronic shifting provides effortless changes between gears and with a 10-tooth cassette, the AXS provides a fantastic range of gears so you can roll up the hills and still be able to speed down them.
Frame - 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
Seatpost - 2019 S-Works Venge aero seatpost, FACT carbon, Di2-compatible
Front Wheel - Roval CL 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, 21h
Back Wheel - Roval CL 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 350 internals, 24h
Front & Rear Tyres - S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Crankset - SRAM FC Force DUB, 12-speed
Chainrings - 46/33T
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 68
Shift Levers - SRAM Force eTap AXS
Front Derailleur - SRAM Force eTap AXS
Rear Derailleur - SRAM Force eTap AXS
Cassette - SRAM CS XG 1270, 12-speed, 10-33t
Chain - SRAM CN Force 12-speed
Front & Rear Brake - SRAM Force eTAP, hydraulic disc
Handlebars - S-Works Aerofly II, 80mm reach x 130mm drop
Stem - 2019 Venge integrated stem, 6-degree
Saddle - Body Geometry Power, Hollow Titanium rails, 143mm
Seat Binder - Venge integrated two-piece wedge