So as some of you know, I am a fairly longtime member, and I work for Specialized nowadays. I am also a guy that loves bikes, particularly aero bikes. I also have had a bit of an obsession with a balance of weight, and aero. This new build is no different. The Venge ViAS is obviously not the lightest platform out there. My goal is to build one as light as possible without any crazy exotic parts that may sacrifice the end goal of light, aero, reliable, and stiff. I picked up a ViAS module recently, and I've been slowly piecing it together.
First thing I did was verify my fit estimate with my current bike, a 2015 S-Works Venge.
Obviously, The 95mm stem, and the +25mm bars were not going to work. I swapped them out for the 125mm stem, and zero rise bars. I'm using an old pair of 404 Tubulars from 2010. I was able to convert them to 11sp recently. These are the last year before the Firecrest was launched, and these are wheels are considerably lighter than the current offerings. Plus I am going to remove the decals, and get them down another -16g As pictured here with KCNC Ti Skewers, Red 11-26 cassette, 53/38 S-Works rings, 118g discontinued S-Works Toupe 130 saddle, two S-Works cages, with the Swat tool, and a steerer that needs chopped, it's sitting at 5870g. I would like to have the finished build at sub 6800g. That might be a stretch, but I should be close. It will be heavier than my 2015 Venge, but it is also more aero, so there is always that. I was hoping to do eTAP, but it's looking like I'm going to go Red mechanical. I'll be piecing the rest together soon. Anyway, enjoy my build.