The front brake is sheltered behind the fork. Look close to see how tight the tolerances are. Specialized actually had to carve out a small section of downtube to make space for the brake (click to enlarge).
The inner workings of the front brake reveal the amount of R&D that’s gone into this bike (click to enlarge).
One of the rare places where cable is exposed on this bike (click to enlarge).
S-Works Turbo tubular tires wrap Corima deep dish carbon wheels (click to enlarge).
When you race on the WorldTour you get your name on your bike (click to enlarge).
Specialized claims that when paired with the new Roval CLX64 wheels, and its new aero shoes, skinsuit and helmet, this bike can save you over 5 minutes over 40km.
The level of integration is stunning. The proprietary stem helps cheat the wind and provides internal routing paths for all cables, housing and wires. There’s also seamless connection for a Garmin and POV camera mount.
The rear brake, is tucked into the frame and is shielded from the wind by the trailing edge of the seat tube.
The stock S-Work Venge ViAS comes spec’d with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, but Fuglsang and his Astana teammates run mechanical Campy Super Record drivetrains.
The stock stem actually has a negative 17‐degree drop for a better aerodynamic profile, while the handlebars have a positive 25mm rise to accommodate rider fit. But Fuglsang opts for the standard flat bar set-up.
Carbon cranks are 175mm Campy Super Record, pedals are Look Keo Blade.
The front brake is sheltered behind the fork. Look close to see how tight the tolerances are. Specialized actually had to carve out a small section of downtube to make space for the brake.
The inner workings of the front brake reveal the amount of R&D that’s gone into this bike.
An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.