Specialized have produced the best bike of the year!
The specialized Venge has won the coveted award of superbike of the year from road.cc
This is what they had to say about the bike.
"Top spot goes to the new Specialized S-Works Venge which is faster, lighter, stiffer, better handling, easier to adjust and better looking than the previous version. If you crave speed, this is the bike for you. There's just the small matter of the massive price tag, but this is the pinnacle of aerodynamic road race bike design.
With two entries in the top 3, Specialized has been busy in the past year. The new Venge is seriously quick! Obviously, the speed you go mostly comes down to what you have in your legs, but what impresses about the Venge is the way it translates all the power you've got into forward motion. The speed builds quickly and keeps on coming.
The Venge is impressively smooth and tolerant of rough roads, the handling is superb and the fit is easy to adjust.
In some ways, it feels like a sharper and edgier version of Specialized's Tarmac SL6 (above), a little firmer on the road with a smidgen more feedback through the contact points perhaps, but there's a similarity in how well the bike turns and handles. This is good because the latest Tarmac is also an excellent bike.
The Venge is also comfortable and remains composed on the roughest of roads. Granted, it's nowhere near as smooth as endurance bikes like the Cannondale Synapse or Trek Domane, but the gap has narrowed significantly. There's no overwhelming feedback from the handlebar or saddle and it doesn't bounce and skip over broken tarmac or freak out when you show it a scarred road surface. The capacity to fit tyres up to 32mm wide means there's more comfort available if you really need it.
Specialized has chopped a whopping 240g out of the frame (the 56cm version weighs a claimed 960g) giving the Venge a more all-round appeal than previously. It is just as good on a long, hilly route as it is flying around a flat criterium circuit. With the bike's all-in weight of 7.1kg, you're not exactly facing a massive handicap riding in the hills and mountains. Out-of-the-saddle climbing reveals the stiffness improvements in the new handlebar and stem, and the frame doesn't waste any of your watts at all.
If you're a fan of going fast and have deep pockets, you'll adore the S-Works Venge."
we love the Venge atPrimeraa and the team have been lucky enough to get out on the bike in the summer and have reported back that its the fasteset bike they have ever ridden!