2015 Venge Pro

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CrankAddictsRich
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by CrankAddictsRich

I did a full shoot of my Venge over the weekend and put together a write up on the blog. Here are the specs.

Frame: Specialized Venge Pro

Size: 54 Weight: 15.5 lbs
Components: Shimano Dura-ace 9000
Crankset: Shimano Dura-ace 9000 52-36 with Stages Power Meter
Bottom Bracket: Praxis OSBB BB conversion
Rear Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28
Chain: KMC X11 SL
Pedals: Shimano Dura-ace 9000
Brakes: ee brakes
Saddle: Fizik Antares 00
Seatpost: Specialized Aero seat post
Stem: Fizik Cyrano R1
Bars: Specialized S-Works Aerofly
Bar Tape: Fizik Supelight tape
Wheels: Yoeleo SAT Superlight 60×25 w/ SL-Pro ceramic hubs
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 23c front/ Vittoria Corsa 25c rear
Bottle cages: Tacx Tao Carbon

more pics on the blog.

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by riggsy

absolutely stunning - perfection IMO
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CrankAddictsRich
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riggsy wrote:absolutely stunning - perfection IMO


Thanks...
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CrankAddictsRich
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I'm kind of surprised... 300+ views and only one comment.
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hmmm i think i have seen this bike before somewhere......

CrankAddictsRich
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Arfer01 wrote:hmmm i think i have seen this bike before somewhere......


I've posted a few single pics on my personal build thread...
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:I'm kind of surprised... 300+ views and only one comment.

Um, I think we're put off by your clearly superior photog skills! Well done.

Looks like a solid build that will treat you to years of faithful service (or at least until you tire of it!).


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Johnny Rad wrote:Tell us about your Yoeleo wheels. I'm not familiar.


Yoeleo is a Chinese carbon brand... similar to Farsports and some of the other more popular Chinese brands, they seem to be interested in establishing themselves as a genuine brand providing quality carbon wheels and parts. I have 3 sets in total, 50mm, 60mm and 88mm, with well over 10,000 miles between the 3 sets. I did a review last year on the blog.

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:I'm kind of surprised... 300+ views and only one comment.


Its because the build has taken our breath away ;)

Very nice bike mate.

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Nice build! I would have gone all black tires but we are all different. Crank arm should be lined up with the seat tube. :smartass:
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One very nice build.

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upside wrote:One very nice build.


Thanks...

Juanmoretime wrote:Nice build! I would have gone all black tires but we are all different. Crank arm should be lined up with the seat tube. :smartass:


I somewhat agree with you on the tires... For the last two years, I've run S-Works Turbos on this bike and they look great, all black. I got these tires last season, to run on my Allez for a road race that was the day after a TT and I wasn't going to have time to swap tires and tubes from my Venge set up over to the Allez. The skin walls looked better on the black/white/red Allez. I had these sitting off to the side, so I figured I'd give them a go as my street tires on the Venge. If I like them, I'll probably grab a set of the grey sidewall ones for the next go-round.

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As for the crank arms, you're the first person I've ever say that and I'd argue that it is contrary to whatI've heard from everyone else. Photography bikes is funny... there are so many rules and they all seem to contrast one another. Some people say big ring up front, small ring in the back. Some people say "hide the valve stems" but if the person lines the valves stems up with the lettering on the tires, then you have the lettering ducked behind fork and chain and seat stays.

Darceking wrote:
CrankAddictsRich wrote:I'm kind of surprised... 300+ views and only one comment.


Its because the build has taken our breath away ;)

Very nice bike mate.


Thanks man...
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2015 Specialized S-Works Allez
2015 Specialized Venge Pro
2014 Specialized S-Works Shiv TT

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