Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is what Specialized says about the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. The Venge cockpit ...

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Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is Specialized's line on the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. Built from an aero library The Venge ViAS was built for ...

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Specialized Venge 2019: Launch and first ride review (gallery)

Jack Elton-Walters Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 06:50 Aero is still everything for the Specialized Venge, but now the bike is lighter and handles better too Another hotly anticipated product that fell into the strange world of embargoes, where those of us who'd seen it officially presented were left to keep quiet while the bike itself has been ridden by several teams for a few weeks. Now that the embargo has passed, we can finally discuss the new Specialized Venge, and what a bike it is. This bike is as much the product of a laboratory and wind tunnel as it is real world testing, and as such Specialized has developed modelling techniques that will be used to better bikes across its range. Image 5 of 37 Image 5 of 37 Venge-Tarmac Venn diagram What's immediately obvious is how much better the new Specialized Venge looks that the Vias model ...

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Criterium du Dauphine massive tech gallery

Criterium du Dauphine massive tech gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews . The Criterium du Dauphine continues to be a final opportunity for GC specialists to hone their form before heading to the Tour de France a few weeks later, with most editions sharing or even replicating some of the Grand Tour's Alpine stages.As well as testing the legs, riders and teams also have a final race opportunity to test the latest and frequently unreleased components and bikes before taking them to the biggest stage in cycling. The 2017 edition of the race saw the Specialized Tarmac SL6 and updated Trek Emonda SL for the first time. At this year's race, the same two manufacturers had new and unreleased S-Works Venge and Trek Madone Disc bikes. Alongside the new bikes, Scott also unveiled custom-finished Foil Disc framesets for Daryl Impey and Alex Edmondson, who are the national road race champions for South Africa and Australia, ...

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Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best

Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best

If you’re after a new women’s road bike, we’ve picked the cream of the crop to help you choose. Each of these bikes has been extensively ridden and tested by our team of expert reviewers. BikeRadar's Bike of the Year Awards 2018 Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women Do I need a women's bike? Whether you’re after a bike for commuting, for racing or for enjoying long rides, we’ve got some great recommendations. If you're not sure what to expect for your money or what type of road bike to go for, our women’s road bike buyer’s guide has all the info you need to make the right decision based on your needs and budget. Our buyer's guide to what type of bike you should be riding in 2018 Women’s road bike of the year — Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women's £3,000 / $3,499 / ...

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An endless FAQ to road disc brakes

Complete FAQ to road disc brakes

Love it or hate it, disc brakes on drop-bar bikes are here to stay. With all major drivetrain manufacturers now committed to the cause, and an increasing number of brands pushing the advanced braking system, there’s a high chance your next bike (or bike after that) will feature disc brakes. However, the number of advantages … The post An endless FAQ to road disc brakes appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Pro Bike: Elia Viviani’s Giro d’Italia Specialized Tarmac race bike. With disc brakes

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Italian sprinter’s disc-equipped Specialized Tarmac SL6

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The Trek Domane wins women’s road bike of the year 2018

The Trek Domane wins women’s road bike of the year 2018

After months of testing, many miles in various saddles, and back-to-back riding of the best women’s road bikes available on the market today, the results of the 2018 women’s road bike of the year are finally in! BikeRadar's Bike of the Year Awards Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women Eight bikes were tested and three made it to the final shortlist, the Trek Domane SL 6 , Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Women's and Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 SL . Competition was extremely close among the finalists, and the BikeRadar test team would be happy riding any of the shortlisted bikes. But there can be only one winner, and the Trek Domane SL6 Women’s bike stole the show by providing the perfect blend of comfort, performance and versatility. The Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s road bike This hydraulic-disc-brake-equipped bike may be built towards ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter?

I’ve long thought that carbon-fiber road frames have been on an asymptotic development path; even mid-range models these days are exceedingly good for the most part, and whatever gains engineers do make at the high end seem to require disproportionate amounts of work to get there. But nevertheless, manufacturers continue to insist that new bikes … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Campagnolo is now the first major component company to add a 12-cog sprocket to its road drivetrains with its Super Record and Record mechanical groupsets, for rim-brake and disc-brake applications. The story of the Campagnolo’s new releases is bigger than just another gear, though. Both the Super … The post Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour of Flanders Tech: Pedersen sells his Madone & the bikes that survived Flanders

Supported by What a race! This year’s edition of the Tour of Flanders was as good as ever, with Quick-Step dominating as they have for pretty much the rest of the season so far, Sagan being marked out of the final contention, and Mads Pederson showing his future potential in only his first elite version of the … The post Tour of Flanders Tech: Pedersen sells his Madone & the bikes that survived Flanders appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Peter Sagan and Specialized launch 'Sagan Collection' - Gallery

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . On the eve of the Tour of Flanders , Peter Sagan , Specialized and Bora-Hansgrohe unveiled the 'Sagan Collection', which includes two bikes, a frameset, shoes and a helmet. Designed in conjunction with Sagan, the sparkly product is available for sale now. Peter Sagan's 'Sagan Collection' S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc Sagan will race aboard a 'Sagan Collection' Tarmac SL6 for the Tour of Flanders before switching to an S-Works Roubaix for next week's Paris-Roubaix. Peter Sagan’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 gallery Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc review Specialized revamps S-Works shoes and aero helmet Specialized Roubaix Comp review All of the products in the Sagan Collection line-up come with a glitter, matt and gloss finish, as well as quotes from Sagan and a nod to each of the Slovakian's three world championship titles. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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Peter Sagan and Specialized launch 'Sagan Collection' - Gallery

Peter Sagan and Specialized launch 'Sagan Collection' - Gallery

On the eve of the Tour of Flanders , Peter Sagan , Specialized and Bora-Hansgrohe unveiled the 'Sagan Collection', which includes two bikes, a frameset, shoes and a helmet. Designed in conjunction with Sagan, the sparkly product is available for sale now. Peter Sagan will race aboard a Sagan Collection Tarmac SL6 for the Tour of Flanders before switching to an S-Works Roubaix for next week's Paris-Roubaix. Peter Sagan’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 gallery Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc review Specialized revamps S-Works shoes and aero helmet Specialized Roubaix Comp review All of the products in the Sagan Collection line-up come with a glitter, matt and gloss finish, as well as quotes from Sagan and a nod to each of the Slovakian's three world championship titles. Specialized designed the collection with the world champion, with inspiration coming from Sagan's love of muscle cars and Americana design. You can read more at ...

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Cycling is religion: inside Roeselare's cycling museum

Cycling is religion: inside Roeselare's cycling museum

This article was previously published on Cyclingnews as part of 'Belgian Week' — a special run of features to celebrate the start of the Classics. Visit Cyclingnews to read the rest of the Belgian Week content . For Flandriens, cycling is more than just a sport. Each spring, for more than a century, the cycling world (riders, teams, the media and fans of all ages) make a 'pilgrimage' to the region to race, report on and spectate some of the toughest races of the year. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad podium bikes gallery Zdenek Stybar's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc gallery The link between cycling and religion may sound far-fetched to an outsider, but when it comes to words such as devotion, suffering, sinning, confessing, fate, pilgrimage, superstition, love, life, and death, they are, to some, one and the same. The cycling museum in Roeselare examines the links between cycling and religion, ...

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Discovering Switzerland: Valais

In Switzerland's southwestern corner, bordering Italy and France, lies the sparsely-populated canton of Valais. With 50 peaks over 4,000m and an enormous diversity of riding, we discovered a treasure-trove of incredible road cycling. The post Discovering Switzerland: Valais appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Specialized launches long awaited S-Works Tarmac Disc

The Tarmac Disc is the latest bike in the S-works lineup.

When the S-Works SL6 Tarmac was launched last year, it introduced a few new design innovations Specialized had been developing for the previous six years. The result was a lightweight bike with crisp handling, advanced aerodynamics, and ride compliance tuned for each frame size. As nice as that bike is, the version we all knew […] The post Specialized launches long awaited S-Works Tarmac Disc appeared first on Bikerumor .

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Specialized launches S-Works Dual and Single power meters

This article first appeared on BikeRadar Specialized was already one of the very few brands to sell bikes complete with power meters, but it has now become the only bike brand to have its own power meter stock on its bikes with the new Tarmac SL6 Disc . The S-Works $1,150 / £995 Dual and $750 / £650 Single power meters are, as their names imply, dual-sided and single-sided power meters integrated into carbon S-Works cranks. Tested: S-Works Power meter on S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter review Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc review Specialized partnered with 4iiii for the design and manufacture of the strain-gauge-based meters, which are built into the inside of the carbon arms. Specialized is claiming their system to be the lightest and most precise on the market. The claimed weight is 440g for a 172.5mm crankset – but without chainrings, which is ...

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LottoNL-Jumbo showcases Bianchi Aquila at Tirreno-Adriatico gallery

LottoNL-Jumbo showcases Bianchi Aquila at Tirreno-Adriatico gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews LottoNL-Jumbo riders Jos van Emden and Primoz Roglic raced the final stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico aboard specially painted Bianchi Aquila CV time trial bikes. The two riders placed second and ninth respectively on the stage . Zdenek Stybar's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc gallery Specialized launches S-Works Dual and Single power meters The Dutch squad usually races on its Italian time trial bikes in black with celeste decals, but for the final stage of the Italian one-week stage race, the team's two main time trial protagonists were equipped with special hand-painted framesets. In the iconic celeste, made famous by the Italian frame builder, Roglic and van Emden's frames also feature black patterning over the celeste base colour on the top tube and seat tube. LottoNL-Jumbo pairs its Bianchi framesets with full Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series electronic groupsets and uses wheels from Shimano's sister brand ...

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Zdenek Stybar's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc gallery

Zdenek Stybar's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc gallery

Specialized’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 was first seen in a race at the 2017 Criterium du Dauphine, and both a rim and disc brake version were also spotted on the UCI’s approved frames list for racing at the same time. Several Quick-Step Floors riders have been seen racing on the S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc since then, most notably Elia Viviani during the Dubai Tour and Abu Dhabi Tour, but despite this, Specialized has only officially launched the bike for consumers this week. Most likely to ensure supply meets demand in the first few months of sales worldwide. We caught up with Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and Julien Vermote ( Team Dimension Data ) for a training ride the Monday after ‘opening weekend’ and ahead of Strade Bianche, where Stybar rode the S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc to a top-ten finish. Quick-Step Floors has the Specialized Tarmac, Venge and Roubaix models to choose ...

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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc review: Goes faster, stops harder

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc

It’s hardly been a secret that Specialized had a disc version of its new S-Works Tarmac SL6 on the way; prototypes were shown back in July, after all. But it’s only been within the last two months that we’ve been able to ride one, and CyclingTips U.S. technical editor James Huang was among the very … The post Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc review: Goes faster, stops harder appeared first on CyclingTips .

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