Specialized's S-Works Venge ViAS Disc Sagan Edition frameset pays tribute to the lovable, World Champion extraordinaire, providing a 116-second advantage, compared to the Tarmac, over 40km. Every tube shape, trailing edge, and design cue was made with one objective in mind—speed. It's also Rider-First Engineered to ensure that every frame size experiences uniform performance, plus front-end stiffness was increased by 30% over the Tarmac. One of its most striking features is the ViAS cockpit. As one of the first elements to hit the wind, Specialized realized that current stem and bar offerings cause too much aerodynamic drag. To achieve the best solution, while also interfacing with the frame, they found 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, as it's ready to provide undeniable stopping power with any penalty to the aerodynamic profile, so you get powerful braking without any sacrifice.
|Frame||FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal cable routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, carbon OSBB|
|Fork||S-Works FACT 11r Carbon|
|Seatpost||Specialized Venge, FACT carbon|
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