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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:22 pm 
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After 6½ months wait...

Frame: Specialized S-works Venge 2013 Size 54
Group: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070
Crankset: S-works FACT carbon
Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed OSBB
Chainrings: S-works 53/39
Chain: KMC X11SL
Wheelset: Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon clinchers
Tires: S-Works Turbo 24c
Inner tubes: Vredestein Latex
Skewers: Tune DC14 silver
Stem: S-works SL 120mm
Handlebars: S-works carbon 42cm SS
Tape: Lizard skin DSP white
Saddle: Specialized Romin Evo Pro Team
Bottlecages: S-works Carbon Rib cage
Computer: Garmin 500
Powermeter: Quarq Specialized FACT
Pedals: Speedplay Cro-Mo
Other: Seatpost battery, Racewaredirect Garmin mount, Shimano R610 sprinter switches, Extralite topcap

Total weight (excl. garmin): 6,73kg

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As it sits now (2014-02-26) @ 6,50kg (without glue or Garmin)

Frame: Specialized S-works Venge 2013 Size 54
Group: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9070
Crankset: S-works FACT carbon
Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed OSBB
Chainrings: S-works 53/39
Chain: KMC X11SL
Wheels: 2014 Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubulars
Tires: Veloflex Extreme/Carbon with Zipp extenders
Skewers: Tune DC14 silver (with added springs)
Stem: S-works SL 120mm
Handlebars: S-works carbon 42cm SS
Tape: Lizard skin DSP white
Saddle: Mcfk Matte 3K 130mm
Bottlecages: S-works Carbon Rib cage
Computer: Garmin 500
Powermeter: Quarq Specialized FACT
Pedals: Speedplay Cro-Mo
Other: Seatpost battery, Racewaredirect Garmin mount, Shimano R610 sprinter switches, Extralite topcap

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Looking really good...

I would go for a black saddle and black bartape... but that's just my taste :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:30 pm 
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These bikes are sweet!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:31 am 
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Nice build. But I also vote for black bartape and saddle, as well as de-stickering the wheels. And black or clear water bottles.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:23 pm 
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I think the site needs to change name to Fashionweenie :)

Great bike btw.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I think the site needs to change name to Fashionweenie :)

Great bike btw.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:30 pm 
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+1 - we really seem to spend a lot of time here telling others what *we'd* like to see cosmetically on *their* bikes...

Just sayin'....

BTW - killer ride. Those 404s look great on the Venge. Great parts choice, although I'm always curious as to how well the Specialized "house brand" parts stack up to the aftermarket guys. Any comment on how the bar/stem combo behaves vs. 3T / Zipp / Easton / or anything else you've had in the past?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Fantastic build. Well worth the wait, I'm sure.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:11 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments!

Regarding the tape/saddle I actually switched from black to white, I like it better. Might change back in the future, but for now it will stay white. And I usually carry see though bottles, I agree it does get a bit much with white ones.

I've now put 200km on the bike and I must say I'm blown away by how quick it feels, just amazing, and it climbs well too. Di2 is a real treat as well, so fast and it just works every time, sprinter switches are very helpful when riding in the drops.

I haven't noticed anything special about the specialized branded items, they seem to work great, they feel solid even when sprinting. And not too chubby either, stem is advertised at 115g for 110mm and the bars are advertised as 200g for 42cm.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:42 pm 
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How do you find the cranks - ive just posted my Tarmac SL4 up and the cranks completely ruin it for me.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:09 pm 
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How long have you been running the osymetric chain rings? Do you like them?

Awesome bike BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nagge wrote:
Thanks for all the comments!

Regarding the tape/saddle I actually switched from black to white, I like it better. Might change back in the future, but for now it will stay white. And I usually carry see though bottles, I agree it does get a bit much with white ones.

I've now put 200km on the bike and I must say I'm blown away by how quick it feels, just amazing, and it climbs well too. Di2 is a real treat as well, so fast and it just works every time, sprinter switches are very helpful when riding in the drops.

I haven't noticed anything special about the specialized branded items, they seem to work great, they feel solid even when sprinting. And not too chubby either, stem is advertised at 115g for 110mm and the bars are advertised as 200g for 42cm.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:07 am 
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rhyslewisdavies wrote:
How do you find the cranks - ive just posted my Tarmac SL4 up and the cranks completely ruin it for me.


Haven't really noticed them, I guess that's a good thing really, fells stiff and I've not experienced any roughness.
Are you sure your bearing preload is adjusted correctly, sounds like it's binding.

bssjackson wrote:
How long have you been running the osymetric chain rings? Do you like them?

Awesome bike BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've been using them since august, I imagine they help with my knee pain and I have yet to experience any drawback so I will keep using them.

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:32 am 
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CBJ wrote:
I think the site needs to change name to Fashionweenie :)

Great bike btw.

More like stealthweenie!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:53 pm 
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great looking machine, where did you get that Specialized crank from?
love the matte finish, suits the bike beautifully


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