Specialized Venge ViAS Disc-feature
  • Legstrong

    The vias disc is actually looking a lot cleaner than the regular one. That after-thought rear brake cable on the non-drive side is unacceptable for a no-cable claim/feature. I still think the Madone won the aero battle this time.

  • donncha

    According to Tour magazine’s 2016 aero tests, the S-Works VIAS weighs almost 1kg more than a Canyon Aeroad or Scott Foil, so probably not surprising they can produce a disc version without a weight penalty. #plentytoshave

    • Jessicadrichardson1

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    • JK047

      Totally agree Donncha. That’s why the marketing department told them to design the disc version first. It’s the same as Porsche. Their design team made a version of the Cayman that was faster than the bottom of the line 911 which was twice the price. Result? The Porsche marketing department made them de-tune the engine so it fit into their $=Kmph pricing model. Just goes to show “you get what you pay for”.

  • George Darroch

    I love it. What a beautiful bike, in every way. The future’s moving along pretty quickly, and I like that Specialized are doing their bit.

    It actually reminds me a lot of the Cervelo P2/P3, though obviously with a different cockpit.

  • Tdude

    I just think it doesn’t look right at all.

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  • Am I the only one that finds this statement confusing?
    “The number one issue is overcoming the misconception that a disc brake equipped aero road bike will be aerodynamically inferior than (I think he means TO) a rim brake equipped model,” said Giant’s global product marketing manager, Andrew Juskaitis. “[Overcoming that] will require engineering and design that isn’t currently available on the open market. This means that if manufacturers want to build an aerodynamically superior product (over a rim-brake equipped bike), they will need to consider bespoke equipment.”
    If it’s a MISconception, as he claims, why would “bespoke” equipment be needed?

    • winkybiker

      I think you need to insert the word “always” as in “…will ALWAYS be aerodynamically inferior…” for it to make sense. (Or “inevitably”, perhaps).

  • winkybiker

    “….somewhat awkward proprietary rim brakes”. That’s the understatement of the year.

  • awesometown

    YES! Love that venge, let’s get weird! Put some 28s on that bad boy and let me ride it down the nearest dirt path with maximum aero gains. sign me up.

  • Andy B

    Love them discs :)

  • jstevez

    Cavendish spanked the competition last year on a Venge and again did it this year on a Cervelo. It’s not about the bike.

  • Albert

    For me, the biggest selling point of the Venge was the fully enclosed cable routing upfront. Shame they couldn’t achieve that with discs.

    • James Huang

      They can, and they do! This is a lower-level model. Top-end versions that use the ViAS stem still with the fully internal routing.

  • Cameron Harris

    That front three quarter shot of the top of the seat stays on the Venge is so achingly beautiful.

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