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It's hard to beat World Tour performance at a price that doesn't necessitate taking out a second mortgage, and that's where the Venge Expert Disc lands. It features many of the same qualities as its wicked-fast siblings, like a Rider-First Engineered™ frame and incredible stopping power with disc brakes, just with a "traditional" cockpit.
In our Win Tunnel, every tube, trailing edge, and design cue was made for speed. It's also Rider-First Engineered™ to ensure that every frame size experiences uniform performance. Front-end stiffness, meanwhile, was increased by 30% over the Tarmac SL5.
For this iteration of the Venge, however, we spec'd it with a traditional stem and our S-Works Aerofly handlebars. And while there is a slight loss in aerodynamics with this configuration, it makes set-up and changes to the overall fit far easier than with the ViAS system. Of course, this disc version of the Venge also changes the game with undeniable stopping power without any penalty to the aerodynamic profile, so you get powerful hydraulic disc braking without any sacrifices.
Then there's Shimano Ultegra groupset that delivers reliable performance and the Roval SLX 24 rims that are laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs. They're light enough to race on, yet durable enough for everyday training. So when it comes to speed at value, nothing outperforms the Venge Expert Disc.
|CHAIN||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor|
|CRANKSET||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Ultegra Disc 8020|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed|
|SADDLE||Power Expert, 143mm, nylon base, synthetic leather, hollow titanium rails|
|TAPE||S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel|
|SEATPOST||Specialized Venge Aero seatpost, FACT carbon|
|STEM||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|REAR WHEEL||Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h|
|INNER TUBES||700x20/28mm, 48mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|REAR TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra 8020, hydraulic disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors|
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized Venge assembly|
|FORK||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, full monocoque|
|FRAME||FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal cable routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, carbon OSBB, flat disc mount|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||518mm||536mm||547mm||565mm||581mm||600mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||75.5°||74°||73.5°||73.25°||73°||72.5°|
|Head Tube Angle||72.25°||73°||73°||73.5°||73.5°||74°|
|Seat Tube Length||441mm||461mm||481mm||501mm||524mm||554mm|
|Head Tube Length||110mm||130mm||150mm||170mm||200mm||220mm|
|Bike Standover Height||730mm||755mm||775mm||795mm||826mm||850mm|
|Fork Length, Full||358mm||358mm||358mm||358mm||358mm||358mm|