You may have noticed a few targeted campaigns recently by several major cycling brands to launch their updated flagship road bikes, with a clear focus on aero frames, high-end components and gorgeous paint jobs. We’re certainly spoilt for choice at the moment, but if your desire to stand out of the crowd is as strong as your will to ride faster than you have ever done before, then the weapon of choice is the latest Specialized S-Works Venge.
Featuring disc brakes, Roval deep-section rims and a Di2 electronic transmission, the Venge is lighter than its predecessor and is frankly the epitome of ‘bike porn’ right now. Any rider will appreciate the aesthetics of this machine, and with the integration of a boxy top tube and the lack of any visible cables, you can carve wind like a pro, and look great doing it.
There is also up to 50 percent more flex in the frame, which means Specialized has delivered a world-tour-level bike that is incredibly responsive on attack, but remains comfortable and predictable. And after five stage wins at this year’s Tour De France, thanks to Peter Sagan and Fernando Gaviria, who wouldn’t want to own one?
See more on the Specialized website.
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