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Yes, you read it right, the fastest road bike on the market. Quite a claim but from a brand like Specialized, you know you can trust it. The Venge Pro comes redesigned, with new tube shapes, new components and endless hours of testing in both Specialized's "Win Tunnel" and on the road. To begin with, Free Foil Tube Shapes have been manufactured to shed 460g from the Venge's predecessor and go on to optimise the aerodynamic / weight ratio that puts the Venge in the no.1 spot. The components have also been redesigned, a new handlebar and stem provide the control and stiffness you need at your fingertips. Specialized have also increased the available tyre clearance to 32mm, improving the bikes versatility and rolling efficiency. The Venge frameset is available in a build completely specific to your needs. At the TriStore, we deal with Shimano, SRAM and Rotor parts as well as 3T, Easton and Cervelo's own components with wheels manufacturers including Zipp, Hunt, Mavic and Specialized. The world, as they say, is your oyster.
Free Foil Tube Shapes
Surprisingly, Specialized's quest for the perfect tube shapes didn’t start in the Win Tunnel. It started with a new piece of technology, the FreeFoil Shape Library. Their 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, all with different aspect ratios, Specialized could plug them into the different parts of the bike and test a variety of configurations to determine the fastest setup in the Win Tunnel.
Weight / Aerodynamics
And while it's cool that the new Venge is more aero, there are other factors to fast. Striking the perfect combination of weight and aerodynamics plays a crucial role in a bike’s overall performance. A bike that’s strictly aero will feel great on the flats, but it'll suffer on the climbs and in quick accelerations. A bike that’s strictly lightweight, however, will suffer on everything but the steepest climbs. So, not only did Specialized make the Venge more aero than the ViAS, but they also took 460 grams out of the module weight. This means Specialized 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 up, down, and all around.
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
Bottom Bracket - Praxis, BB30 for Shimano
Stem - 2019 Venge integrated stem, 6-degree
Seat Binder - Venge integrated two-piece wedge