S-Works Venge 2019

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ryanw
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by ryanw

It says CeramicSpeed on the bearing seals.
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Any idea when the Venge Pro with Shimano groupset will be available?
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by Campervan

DCcyclist wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Any idea when the Venge Pro with Shimano groupset will be available?
Possibly never with the new Tarmac Sl7. What size are you looking for and where are you?
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Campervan wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:59 pm
DCcyclist wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Any idea when the Venge Pro with Shimano groupset will be available?
Possibly never with the new Tarmac Sl7. What size are you looking for and where are you?
61cm & the US. So it's real they are killing the Venge?
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ryanw wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:55 pm
It says CeramicSpeed on the bearing seals.
Thanks a lot, I will check tomorrow.

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by Hexsense

If only they make 'Pro team geometry' Roubaix in more than 3 sizes, I wouldn't miss the Venge.
I mean, if you take a little weight penalty going aero tube. You might as well take a bit more weight penalty for comfort, undoing the effect of large diameter aero tubes. However, the normal Roubaix geometry is just too relax and they don't make Pro Team geometry Roubaix in XS/49 size.

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by Campervan

DCcyclist wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Campervan wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:59 pm
DCcyclist wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Any idea when the Venge Pro with Shimano groupset will be available?
Possibly never with the new Tarmac Sl7. What size are you looking for and where are you?
61cm & the US. So it's real they are killing the Venge?
Don't know, but if the tarmac is more aero and integrated..... Why would they?
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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

no bone in this fight but....
* I have serious doubts SL7 is more aero then a venge
* if spesh drops the venge again after roughly 1 year of production, that makes me never want to buy a spesh again.
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ryanw
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The Venge is done. No more. Fact.
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ryanw wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:56 pm
The Venge is done. No more. Fact.
that is pretty sad... hope parts are available directly from spesh for a bit.
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R.I.P. 2011-2020
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by robeambro

But, why? As far as I can speculate it's surely not sold poorly, and I've surely not read harsh user reviews around. No other brands are killing their aero bike. It's not like it's completely outperformed by the SL7, which will be a smidge less aero and a smidge lighter. Surely they spent some R&D money for the Venge, so why not keep it alive until end of lifecycle to recoup some more of the costs?

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by Visus

less SKUs, more streamlined portfolio

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by robeambro

Visus wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:24 pm
less SKUs, more streamlined portfolio
In theory yes, then in practice you've got full gravel bikes + endurance road with a pinch of gravel + whatever mtb that is almost gravel ... Not super streamlined to me.. And we're left with 1 (one) model that is fully meant for road use? More than streamlined portfolio, it seems to be that they're catering to every and any possible niche in the gravel-ish market, and leaving the "full road" segment behind :noidea:

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by Nickldn

robeambro wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:44 pm
Visus wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:24 pm
less SKUs, more streamlined portfolio
In theory yes, then in practice you've got full gravel bikes + endurance road with a pinch of gravel + whatever mtb that is almost gravel ... Not super streamlined to me.. And we're left with 1 (one) model that is fully meant for road use? More than streamlined portfolio, it seems to be that they're catering to every and any possible niche in the gravel-ish market, and leaving the "full road" segment behind :noidea:
In the US of A full road is dead baby, full road is dead. Just look at Zipp's new 303 wheels, once a bastion of full road.
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