The Venge is a pure-science mind wrapped in a lay-down-the-law body. With a one-two punch of Shiv-inspired aerodynamics and Tarmac-borne stiffness, this machine was built to fly. With multiple World Tour victories under its belt, the FACT carbon frame and supreme handling delivers the winning formula of aero, light weight, and stiffness. With a measured 22 watts of free power at 40km/hr over the Tarmac, it’s tailor-made for serious performers who like to crush competitors’ dreams and break spirits into tiny pieces.
WHAT High-modulus carbon aero frame utilizing our most advanced carbon construction method.
WHY Gives the Venge the best complete performance package of aerodynamics, light weight, and stiffness.
HOW Each tube and junction has been optimized for maximum stiffness and minimum weight, while maintaining an aerodynamic advantage. For instance, headtube assembly is extra wide at the crown for increased stiffness but remains narrow at the waist and tapers quickly to airfoil shape for weight savings and aero advantage. We’ve also employed stiffening plies of our highest-modulus carbon in strategic areas throughout the front triangle to further increase torsional stiffness.
PATENTED, CAMBERED AIRFOIL X-SECTION SEATSTAYS
WHAT Cambered, FACT carbon, asymmetrical seatstays.
WHY To optimize the crosswind aerodynamics of the seatstays without sacrificing stiffness or headwind performance.
HOW Airplane-wing shaped stays are asymmetrically designed with a flat outer surface and a smooth, rounded inner surface to calm crosswind airflow before passing by the wheels. Since cyclists most often face crosswinds (approximately 15% yaw on average), we’ve cambered out slightly the leading edge of the stays. This allows the wind to hit directly on the leading edge of the upwind stay, minimizing air disturbance and wrapping airflow around the stay and smoothly out the back.
TAPERED HEAD/STEERER TUBES
WHAT Strategically designed headtube/steerer assembly that tapers from 1-1/8” at the top to 1-3/8” at the crown, with an integrated aero spacer.
WHY Increases strength and stiffness for greater steering precision, while optimizing airflow from steerer to top tube.
HOW The wider base creates a naturally stiffer junction, and the gradual transition of carbon fiber from top to bottom eliminates the potential for weak spots due to sharp angles (carbon is at its best when it keeps a smooth line). The top cap curves gracefully into bevel in top tube for seamless interface, and turns with steerer tube for best aerodynamics even while steering.
FACT CARBON 3:1 AIRFOIL FORK
WHAT Fourth generation, UCI-legal, aero carbon fork with 3:1 shaping and straight profile.
WHY To improve stiffness over traditional curved aero forks while remaining ultra-light. Provides an aerodynamic advantage combined with road bike handling and quickness.
HOW Our 3:1 X-Section fork blades present a narrow edge to the wind, and run in a straight line from crown to dropouts optimizing lateral stiffness. An ultra-light carbon layup is employed on the blades and dropouts, which are co-molded with steel inserts for durability when taking wheels on and off.
INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING
WHAT Full internal cable routing for brake and shifter cables on all frames. Compatible with standard and Di2 components.
WHY Maintains cleanest lines for optimal aerodynamics, while also keeping grit and grime from affecting shifting and braking performance.
HOW Cables are routed from the handlebar through the frame and exit at the top tube, BB, and chainstay.