2016 Venge

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DartanianX
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by DartanianX

Spotted in the wild, what can only be the Specalized Venge RIM.

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53x12
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by 53x12

Wow, that head tube! Looks interesting. Wish there was a side shot and a higher quality image. Feel like I am back in 2008 with the quality of that picture. lol
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

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53x12
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by 53x12

Supposedly will save 5 minutes over current Venge? Or does the 5 minutes mean something else?


http://www.specialized.com/us/en/5minutes/



Edit: Thinking this over, the time saved/watts saved is probably the same thing Cervelo did with the new S5. The time saved will be with all the goodies; frame, deep wheels, new aero handlebar...etc.

Looks like Specialized is going fully integrated at the front end like Trek is.
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"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

tinozee
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by tinozee

Straight top tube ftw. But something weird going on with brake calipers.

Jhomewood
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by Jhomewood

Look like Roval hubs / skewers. So looks promising that its a Specialized item. Looks a lot like a BMC Time Machine.

Does the fork extend out hiding the brakes? Looks like its a shield built into the fork that nearly reaches the down tube. Hopefully they're not silly, proprietary brakes but something like a direct mount shimano.

deek
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by deek

Looks like a hidden front brake and BB mounted rear brake. Hopefully they don't suck.

At least it has a non-curved top tube from a purely aesthetic standpoint.

jeffy
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by jeffy

well 5 minutes is a long time (to wait for nothing).

thought it looked like a mid-seat stay mounted rear brake

boots2000
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by boots2000

That looks to be Chris D'alusio.
I am concerned that I cannot see brakes. That is a bad sign.

mile2424
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by mile2424

starting to look more and more like a shiv tt with speed concept integration and drop bars.

I live in the bay area and I saw what I think was Chris D'Aluisio riding an unmarked black bike a few weeks ago in Santa Cruz. I was in a car on a backroad, and saw him stop at a stop sign, before coming past my car. I am thinking this could have been the venge but I guess we will find out soon. I didn't get a great look at it, all I noticed was that the downtube had an interesting or weird cutout in it, almost like a Wilier cento crono. Can't wait to see what the next gen looks like.

DartanianX
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by DartanianX

From what I can see, there seems to be something mounted halfway down the seat tube. Just under the seat stays.

Possibly brakes?

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jeffy
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by jeffy

looks like the pads are at the level of the top of the seatstay bidon

jeffy
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by jeffy

and the seatstays are ~ 6 inches lower down the seattube. more comfort i would assume.

i dont care the different the shaped headtube makes in the wind tunnel, but it is a marketing gift.

Martin.dk
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by Martin.dk

and with huge triangular fairings on the fork legs to cover the brakes.

I need to see better pics - but i'm not liking where it's heading

/Martin
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SLCBrandon
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by SLCBrandon

Brakes aren't under BB.

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Martin.dk
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by Martin.dk

I like approach of Canyon and Cervelo: as aero as possible with the use of standard components and traditional brake placement.


/Martin
Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez wrote:Ohh okay! I just knew "plug" was something to put inside a hole... yikes

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