S-Works Venge 2019

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endershan
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by endershan

Just heard a rumor that Specialized will release a new generation of Venge this summer, perhaps before Tour de France. No more details.

Some features I would like to see:
- A lot lighter than current version, especially the integrated stem-handlebar
- Disc-brake
- frame mount di-2 junction box compatible

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by guyc

Maybe one that doesn’t look like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down?

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

endershan wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 am

- Disc-brake

I doubt there will even be a rim-brake version. When's the last time you saw the current rim-brake Venge ViAS on Specialized's website?

endershan
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by endershan

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:14 am
endershan wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 am

- Disc-brake

I doubt there will even be a rim-brake version. When's the last time you saw the current rim-brake Venge ViAS on Specialized's website?
Good point. Seeing that Roval 321 disc has a disc-brake version, I think the new Shiv will be equiped with disc-brake too.

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guyc wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:26 am
Maybe one that doesn’t look like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down?
Lol, 😀.
My thoughts exactly.

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by romanmoser

heard the same rumor
will be ridden at the Dauphiné I guess

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by ParisCarbon

Yeah... Id like a Venge, but not doing the disc brake thing... oh well!
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 9:14 am
endershan wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 am

- Disc-brake

I doubt there will even be a rim-brake version. When's the last time you saw the current rim-brake Venge ViAS on Specialized's website?

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by NiFTY

Bring back rim brakes. And decent looks.
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by L3X

Overall it would make a lot of sense to update the Venge given they did the same to the Roubaix & Tarmac respectively. And obviously there's quite some room for improvements as well, both in weight / user friendliness / looks etc. and changes to 3:1 rules etc.

Also curious when the Shiv will get some updates, there seems to be some room for improvement there as well.

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by morganb

According to the Specialized rep, improved aesthetics was a big focus. Hopefully will ditch the riser bar set up.

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by mrlobber

Will square off against Cervelo S5 Disc & Cannondale SystemSix Disc, nice.
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by ch00bzs

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Caught this one on instagram

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by HansZuDemFranz

ch00bzs wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:44 pm
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Caught this one on instagram
Good catch. Does look a little like the aeroad, doesn’t it? (Which is not a bad thing, if you ask me)


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by dvq

NiFTY wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Bring back rim brakes
LOL, not happening.

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