S-Works Venge 2019

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wolflikeme
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by wolflikeme

mf22433 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:51 pm
ohjinguh9 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Has anyone swapped a venge stem for an SL7 stem yet?
Apparently theyre interchangeable? But wondering if you have to switch the integrated spacers and recable etc etc
Any reason why you would want to do swap for the SL7 stem? Are the spacers identical?
On the Venge you can remove the stem without having to remove any cable.
50g lighter

by Weenie


wolflikeme
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by wolflikeme

I was mulling over whether or not I wanted to purchase a Pro SL7 or rebuild my Venge this week. Decided to rebuild the Venge and upgrade to Rapides with an SL7 stem. Total weight savings would be ~160g vs my previous build (CL50 + Venge stem) which puts it in the ballpark of the 10r SL7.

ohjinguh9
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by ohjinguh9

mf22433 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:51 pm
ohjinguh9 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Has anyone swapped a venge stem for an SL7 stem yet?
Apparently theyre interchangeable? But wondering if you have to switch the integrated spacers and recable etc etc
Any reason why you would want to do swap for the SL7 stem? Are the spacers identical?
On the Venge you can remove the stem without having to remove any cable.
54g lighter. I mean this is WW after all.
If the integrated mandatory spacer is diff, then I think you'd have to undo the hoses and all

ohjinguh9
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by ohjinguh9

Jorgevenge20 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:04 pm
ohjinguh9 wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Has anyone swapped a venge stem for an SL7 stem yet?
Apparently theyre interchangeable? But wondering if you have to switch the integrated spacers and recable etc etc
Everything should be the same except that top cap which should come with stem.Waiting for Specialized to restock so i can order one as well.I have a 90mm and 100mm stem FS if anyone needs one
cool ty

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

wolflikeme wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:35 pm
I was mulling over whether or not I wanted to purchase a Pro SL7 or rebuild my Venge this week. Decided to rebuild the Venge and upgrade to Rapides with an SL7 stem. Total weight savings would be ~160g vs my previous build (CL50 + Venge stem) which puts it in the ballpark of the 10r SL7.
rebuild the Venge 100% and wait for either the SL8 or the reVenge. serious.

Weaklegs
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by Weaklegs

I can't see any similarities in stem or the cups/rings...
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ohjinguh9
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by ohjinguh9

Weaklegs wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:30 pm
I can't see any similarities in stem or the cups/rings...
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agreed, theres some curvature of the sl7 spacer, whereas the venge spacer is flat
anyone done this yet?

Vivo3d
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by Vivo3d

Are you guys using the original expander plug from specialized or did you mount/replace a different one? Somehow mine is getting loose with riding and then slipping/creaking. And do you have marks on the inside of the steerer tube as well from the expander plug?

parajba
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by parajba

I always struggle with the removal of the rear wheel because the Di2 rear mech gets in the way. With my older mechanical group I simply shift in 52x11 and move the cage forward and the wheels pops off. I know how to remove the Venge thru axel (no issues there), but then I am simply not able to remove the wheel as the cassette and cage get in the way, and the only way is to undo the whole rear mech from the hanger and to turn it a bit, and the wheel comes off. Surely I must be doing something wrong and there must be something easier that can be done without tools!?! Thanks in advance and sorry for the silly question.

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

Get a direct mount hanger: S182600003, it's the answer to all your woes.
But yes, you are doing something wrong.

Mikedb
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by Mikedb

parajba wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:07 am
I always struggle with the removal of the rear wheel because the Di2 rear mech gets in the way. With my older mechanical group I simply shift in 52x11 and move the cage forward and the wheels pops off. I know how to remove the Venge thru axel (no issues there), but then I am simply not able to remove the wheel as the cassette and cage get in the way, and the only way is to undo the whole rear mech from the hanger and to turn it a bit, and the wheel comes off. Surely I must be doing something wrong and there must be something easier that can be done without tools!?! Thanks in advance and sorry for the silly question.
Not a silly question as it was something I struggled with as well (as a new cyclist).

parajba
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by parajba

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:11 am
Get a direct mount hanger: S182600003, it's the answer to all your woes.
But yes, you are doing something wrong.
I already have a direct mount hanger...

Visus
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by Visus

You just pull the RD a bit back, which moves the upper pulley wheel out of the way of the sprocket. It's because of the shadow design

AyBee
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by AyBee

If anyone in the UK fancies selling me their Venge (52) as they move to the SL7, give me a shout :)

parajba
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by parajba

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parajba wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:07 am
I always struggle with the removal of the rear wheel because the Di2 rear mech gets in the way. With my older mechanical group I simply shift in 52x11 and move the cage forward and the wheels pops off. I know how to remove the Venge thru axel (no issues there), but then I am simply not able to remove the wheel as the cassette and cage get in the way, and the only way is to undo the whole rear mech from the hanger and to turn it a bit, and the wheel comes off. Surely I must be doing something wrong and there must be something easier that can be done without tools!?! Thanks in advance and sorry for the silly question.
I checked my friend's Venge with the same Di2 albeit with a traditional hanger and his rear mech does move backwards if you pull it with your hand. Mine does not move, hence the issue I am facing. Please see pictures. Does anyone know why?

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