Specialized Venge Vias Expert upgraded

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endershan
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by endershan

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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wheelbuilder
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by wheelbuilder

Nice. Like the color.

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mortirolo
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by mortirolo

I like this color and this is the first time when the disc brake version nicer than rim brake version.
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by gotgame

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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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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by IamnotWiggins

Best one of these I've seen. Chapeau!

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by romalor

narrower bars are more aero ;)

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

endershan
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by endershan

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:

endershan
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by endershan

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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by jlok

Your bike looks great!

How do you compare it with your SL5?
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Scott2017
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by Scott2017

I thought only the pros had Roval wheels with white lettering, did you put decals on yourself?

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by endershan

jlok wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:52 am
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.

endershan
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by endershan

Scott2017 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:37 am
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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by Scott2017

endershan wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:28 am
Scott2017 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:37 am
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

Wow, nice job, would have guessed they came like that. Where did you get them?

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endershan
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by endershan

Scott2017 wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:39 am
endershan wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:28 am
Scott2017 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:37 am
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

Wow, nice job, would have guessed they came like that. Where did you get them?
I bought them on Alibaba's Taobao :D

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