Specialized Venge Expert Disc Ultegra Road Bike 2018 54 – Cosmic Black/White/Hollogram/Clean
It's hard to beat World Tour performance at a price that doesn't necessitate taking out a second mortgage and that's where the Venge Expert Disc lands.
It features many of the same qualities as its wicked-fast siblings like a Rider-First Engineered™ frame and incredible stopping power with disc brakes just with a 'traditional' cockpit.
In the Win Tunnel every tube trailing edge and design cue was made for speed.
It's also Rider-First Engineered™ to ensure that every frame size experiences uniform performance.
Front-end stiffness meanwhile was increased by 30% over the Tarmac SL5.
For this iteration of the Venge however Specialized spec'd it with a traditional stem and the S-Works Aerofly handlebars.
And while there is a slight loss in aerodynamics with this configuration it makes set-up and changes to the overall fit far easier than with the ViAS system.
Of course this disc version of the Venge also changes the game with undeniable stopping power without any penalty to the aerodynamic profile so you get powerful hydraulic disc braking without any sacrifices.
Then there's Shimano Ultegra groupset that delivers reliable performance and the Roval SLX 24 rims that are laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs.
They're light enough to race on yet durable enough for everyday training.
So when it comes to speed at value nothing outperforms the Venge Expert Disc.
> The Rider-First Engineered™ FACT 11r frame design has made the Venge the stiffest most aerodynamic bike that Specialized ever created.
Every tube shape trailing edge and design cue was influenced by hours of testing in their Wind Tunnel computational fluid dynamics 3D printed prototypes and real-world rider feedback.
And ultimately this resulted in the fastest bike Specialized ever made.
> Designed in our Win Tunnel the fork features a top-end S-Works FACT 11r carbon construction that helps to cut through air like a hot knife through butter.
> The Roval SLX 24 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs are lightweight and durable alloy wheels that work well for both training and racing.
SPECS: FRAME FACT 11r carbon Rider-First Engineered? Win Tunnel Engineered internal cable routing 12x142mm thru-axle carbon OSBB flat disc mount FORK S-Works FACT 11r carbon full monocoque FRONT WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc DT Swiss 350 hubs DT Swiss Competition spokes 24h REAR WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc DT Swiss 350 hubs DT Swiss Competition spokes 24h INNER TUBES 700×20/28mm 48mm Presta valve FRONT TYRE S-Works Turbo 120 TPI folding bead BlackBelt protection 700x26mm REAR TYRE S-Works Turbo 120 TPI folding bead BlackBelt protection 700x26mm CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000 CHAINRINGS 52/36T BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Disc 8020 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000 braze-on REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000 11-speed CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra 8000 11-speed 11-30t CHAIN Shimano Ultegra 11-speed FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8020 hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8020 hydraulic disc HANDLEBARS S-Works Aerofly TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel STEM Specialized Pro SL alloy 4-bolt SADDLE Power Expert 143mm nylon base synthetic leather hollow titanium rails SEATPOST Specialized Venge Aero seatpost FACT carbon SEAT BINDER Specialized Venge assembly PEDALS Nylon 105x78x28mm loose balls w/ reflectors