My Dream Build: 2012 Venge S-Works : eTap : Enve Classics

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Alpine318is
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by Alpine318is

Hello WW,

After building and selling about 7 bikes in the last year I have made enough to put together my "dream" build. I have always loved the paint scheme on this Venge and since I ride mostly flat bike paths I think this will be a great bike for me. Groupo will be SRAM Etap which I am super excited to try out and will be finished off with Enve Classic 45 wheels

Enjoy!

The Frame: 2012 S-Works Venge 54cm
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Not terrible for an Aero frame, 136 grams more than the S-Works Tarmac
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Same Weight as the Tarmac Fork
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Pleasantly surprised at the weight of the seatpost
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Bigass seatpost collar
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Headset
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Fork cap thingy
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100mm SL Stem
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Enve Top Cap
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Cage Bolts
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Brake cable guides
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Derailleur block off pieces
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Wheels Manufactering angular contact bottom bracket
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Derailleur hanger
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First Day progress
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Once I get the bike complete and fitted I'll cut down the fork so there won't be a big ass spacer above.

Thanks!
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by CrankAddictsRich

Following as well... Nice A-Stars jacket.
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Alpine318is
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by Alpine318is

Been really busy at work but had a chance to make some progress on the Venge

For the Crankset I am using a Specialized FACT 11r 172.5mm with some Rotor Rings I had laying around. I'm gonna try a couple combinations of rings that I have around the garage before I spend some money on a new set

Non drive side
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Drive Side
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Lock Ring
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110 BCD Carbon Spider
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Compression piece
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36T
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52T
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New S-Works bolts
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Now we get to the fun part :) ------ ETAP! Very Very excited to try this out

Front Derailleur
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Battery
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Rear Derailleur
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Front Brake
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Carbon Brake Pads
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Rear Brake
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For my wheelset I am going with a used pair of Enve Classics. Not sure if I will like a wheel with some depth to it so I decided not to spend a bunch of money and get something that was already experienced :) I took of the white stickers and put some red ones on.
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Decent for an Aero Wheel
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Used Turbo tires - Gonna go with S Works after I wear these out
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Tube - Gonna go with something lighter when I put the S Works on
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Enve Titanium Skewer
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Day 2 progress with the red sticker ENVE front wheel
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Comments and questions welcome!
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CrankAddictsRich
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coming along nicely, so far...
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kidrob
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by kidrob

Great build so far! The colors of the wheel stickers and the frame come great together!

chefczyk
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by chefczyk

This is going to be a sweet ride.

tomvin90
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by tomvin90

I read red stickers and thought oh nooo, but they look brilliant.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your build.

jasonh
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by jasonh

I've always like the looks of the early Venges. I can't recall that paint scheme. It looks great. I would even say that red bartape could look good with a white/red saddle, but black would be the obvious/safe choice

Alpine318is
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by Alpine318is

CrankAddictsRich wrote:Following as well... Nice A-Stars jacket.


Thanks yeah that bike is quite a bit faster than the Venge :D

kidrob wrote:Great build so far! The colors of the wheel stickers and the frame come great together!


I'm glad you like them, I was on the fence about the red.

chefczyk wrote:This is going to be a sweet ride.


Thanks! Really looking forward to putting some miles on it

tomvin90 wrote:I read red stickers and thought oh nooo, but they look brilliant.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your build.


Yeah I was on the fence about the red as well but my main motivation was to do something at least alittle different. It's a pretty "safe" and standard build so I thought the red would give it some slight uniqueness.

jasonh wrote:I've always like the looks of the early Venges. I can't recall that paint scheme. It looks great. I would even say that red bartape could look good with a white/red saddle, but black would be the obvious/safe choice


A red saddle and red tape is definitely in my plans for the future. The specialized power saddle has gotten glowing reviews so I got the expert version in black to see how my but likes it and if it agrees with it I will upgrade to the Pro version which comes in red.

Thanks for the nice comments!
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Bianchi10
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by Bianchi10

You will love those wheels, no doubt. The enve classics are fantastic in every way. That frame deserves some mid or deep dish carbon wheels anyway. I think it could look a bit off with low profile alum. options. Enjoying the build!

Alpine318is
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by Alpine318is

Hey guys and gals I'm back after a busy two weeks.

Put the rear wheel on with the white stickers. I think both look good but I'm glad I went with the red.
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Rear wheel Weight
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Old beat up 10 speed hub
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Shiny new 11 speed hub. Gained 3g
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Rear Tire
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Tube
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SRAM Red 11-25T cassette
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That's all for now. I should be finished by the weekend.
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Delorre
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by Delorre

You are not gonna use that 117gr innertube, aren't you? :shock: Should be a very nice ride when all done :thumbup:

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Alpine318is
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by Alpine318is

Delorre wrote:You are not gonna use that 117gr innertube, aren't you? :shock: Should be a very nice ride when all done :thumbup:


haha I am for the first few hundred miles. I want to get a feel for the bike before I put the expensive S-Works Turbo Rubber and S-Works tubes on.
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