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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:47 am 
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I have always wanted to try a disc road bike, so when my Tarmac SL5 got broken, I bought this used Vias Expert and gave it an upgrade.

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The final weight (without garmin, bottles, swat etc) is 7.77kg, nearly 1kg heavier than my SL5.

Frameset: Specialized Venge Vias Expert size 56
Stem: Zipp Sprint SL 110mm
Handlebar: PRO Vibe 44cm compact
Saddle: S-Works Romin Evo
Components: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 with CeramicSpeed OSPW, RT99 rotors (160/140)
Crank: S-Works road 172.5mm
Powermeter: Quarq S-Works BCD 130
Chainrings: Praxis 53t/39t
Wheelset: Roval CLX 50 Disc clincher
Tyres: Schwable Pro One Tubeless 25mm


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:29 am 
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Nice. Like the color.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:35 am 
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I like this color and this is the first time when the disc brake version nicer than rim brake version.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:42 am 
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that is a looker for sure but i prefer the rim brake version due to weight diference... disc brakes are for MTB

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:35 am 
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Not bad looking, are you gonna try to shave a few gramms?
By the way, where are you based in China?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Best one of these I've seen. Chapeau!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:20 pm 
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narrower bars are more aero ;)

nice bike for a white frame I am surprised I like it !


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:18 am 
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micky wrote:
Not bad looking, are you gonna try to shave a few gramms?
By the way, where are you based in China?


I am relatively heavy so bike weight isn't really a issue to me. I think I'm gonna stick to it for now and switch to Tarmac SL6 Disc when it came out.

I live in Qingdao, most famous for its beer :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:52 am 
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gotgame wrote:
that is a looker for sure but i prefer the rim brake version due to weight diference... disc brakes are for MTB


I would prefer a rim version if this is a "normal" road frame, but in case of Venge, the rim brake just doesn't work that well (I am heavy so brake is critical to me).


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:52 am 
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Your bike looks great!

How do you compare it with your SL5?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:37 am 
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I thought only the pros had Roval wheels with white lettering, did you put decals on yourself?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:27 am 
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jlok wrote:
Your bike looks great!

How do you compare it with your SL5?
I think it's definitely faster on flat, and the brake is way better. According to Tour it's less stiffer than SL5 (still stiffer than most aero frames), but I couldn't notice the difference. I went from a SL5 size 54 to Vias size 56, and I think 56 geometry suits me better.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:28 am 
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Scott2017 wrote:
I thought only the pros had Roval wheels with white lettering, did you put decals on yourself?
Yeah, I bought the decals and put them on myself, it doesn't cover the original very well, but from a distance no one notice that :D


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