2018 Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS Disc eTap Road Bike
The Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS Disc Road Bike with SRAM eTap is more than just a bike. When the first Venge launched, it changed aerodynamics, but now, Specialized has designed a complete speed system. In fact, nearly every single piece of it was redesigned from the ground up, with every facet examined. And the result is a bike with supreme braking and a 116-second advantage, compared to the Tarmac SL5, over 40km.
In the 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.
As one of the first elements to hit the wind, most stem and bar offerings cause too much aerodynamic drag. To achieve the best solution, while also interfacing with the frame, Specialized found that a negative 17-degree stem was the best option. Most riders aren't flexible enough to ride in such an aggressive position, though, so Specialized designed the Aerofly bars with a positive rise that replicates your most efficient position. This resulted in a bike that has next-to-no visible cables.
Of course, this disc iteration changes the game with undeniable stopping power without any penalty to the aerodynamic profile, so you get powerful braking without any sacrifice. Then there's the future-proof SRAM eTap wireless build kit and CLX 64 wheels that amplify the performance of this race rig. So when it comes to sprinting to the line, into the corner, or powering through the wind, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the performance of the Venge ViAS.
The Rider-First Engineered™, FACT 11r frame design has made the Venge the stiffest, most aerodynamic bike that Specialized has ever created. Every tube shape, trailing edge, and design cue was influenced by hours of testing in the Win Tunnel, computational fluid dynamics, 3D printed prototypes, and real-world rider feedback. And ultimately, this resulted in the fastest bike Specialized has ever made.
Designed in the Win Tunnel, the fork features a top-end S-Works FACT 11r carbon construction that helps to cut through air like a hot knife through butter.
The Roval CLX 64 wheels are not only the fastest that Specialized has tested, but perform extremely predictably in cross winds, making them perfect for all conditions.