Specialized S-Works Venge Frameset Road Bike

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $4399.99

Product Description

Back when the S-Works Venge was just a twinkle in Specialized's eye, it won one of the most prestigious races in cycling: Milan-San Remo. And now you can own the same WorldTour-level speed! Its FACT 11r-carbon frame was tuned and tweaked in the wind tunnel for maximum aerodynamic advantage. Its blade-like tapered fork meshes seamlessly with the massive aero down tube, which in turn works with the rear wheel cutout and assymmetrical, airfoil-shaped seatstays to minimize drag to the nth degree. If that wasn't enough, the Venge utilizes a supremely aerodynamic seatpost that boasts a reversible head so you can dial in the setback and find the perfect position.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by crunn a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2014

Strengths:    Attractive frame

Weaknesses:    top tube cracks under stress

Bottom Line:   
I've had two S Works Venge framesets. One I purchased for myself, and the top tube cracked. The second was a replacement for the first under warranty and the top tube cracked in about the same location after 18 months. I am 200 ibs, so that could be a factor, but buyer beware. Two framesets...two cracked top tubes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, aero, dampens road vibration, light, looks awesome

Weaknesses:    Tight clearance for rear wheel if running new wider rims, no rubbing though, all good even with new wide 303 Firecrest. Can crank hard up a steep hill, 1000 watts and 165 but no rubbing.

Bottom Line:   
Built it out with DA and Firecrest 303s. Crazy how stiff it is, all power to the road, way better than my Cervelo carbon Soloist i bought just 6 years ago. Rode them back to back / head to head over same course. Very noticeable improvement in power transfer and soaking up bumps. Lastly, looks like a million bucks, went with the dark red, white and black paint scheme - turns heads.

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Price Paid:    $9000.00

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo Carbon Soloist

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace, Zipp 303 Firecrest

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Presta

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff and FAAAAST!!!

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
Worth every penny (got 27% off). Best bike I ever ridden. Anyone and everyone will be faster on this frame compared to any road frame! Stiff and yet reasonably comfortable. Built mine with all new 2012 SRAM Red, Zipp 808 Firecrest and S-Works stem, handlebar and saddle.
If you want to go fast - go VENGE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rrb a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2011

Strengths:    Speed,Handling,unbelievable acceleration,On it's 5th ride I rode R.A.I.N.ride 165miles without problems.

Weaknesses:    Frameset now costs $4400

Bottom Line:   
Smooth riding,responsive,Minimal frame flex.Unbeleavably fast.Adds 1mph to your average speed.

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Favorite Ride:   S works Venge frameset

Price Paid:    $3100.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop with

Similar Products Used:   1::2008 S Works Tarmac Sl2 similar 54cm build except Stan's 1200 gram wheelset Fusion 2 tubeless(14lbs 7 oz).2::2008 Cannondale team Liquigas 56cm,similar build as Sl2. (15lbs8oz) 3:::2010 Ritchey Ti breakaway 54cm Ritchey compact crank Sram Red drivetrain Force front derailler,Hed Jet 4F/R Wheelset with Evo Cx 23mm(17lbs). 1998 Colnago BiOval Titano 54cm,oval top and oval down tubes 6/4 Ti ,Record 10 drivetrain,Fulcram 1 Wheelset with Evo Cx 23mm (17lbs 4oz)

Bike Setup:   54 cm Frameset Super Record 11 2011 Drive train,S Works compact 52/36 crankset,12/29 cassette,Fizik dual bar tape .FSA OS 99 aluminum stem and K force compact 42cm bar.Keo Blade chromoly pedals.Specialized Romin chromoly rail saddle,2 S Works Carbon cages,MadFiber Ceramic Tubulars with Tuffo carbon 22mm tubulars(14 lbs 6oz as described)+Edge 800 computer.

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