S-Works Venge 2019

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pmprego
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by pmprego

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:25 am
spdntrxi wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:37 am

while I resemble that remark 8) ... the 1030 was released quite a bit before the 830. I probably would have chosen the 830 if they had be out at the sametime....thus I have a 1030.

Exactly this. When my 520's battery got down to barely 9 hours per charge, there were only three Garmin upgrade paths: 520 Plus, 820 and 1030. I went with the 1030 because it had amazing battery life and it had a much more responsive UI than the 820.
I'm just watching the tour and thinking: there you go, a plus for big GPS units!!

Use them as a tt position stabilizer.
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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

pmprego wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:17 pm
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:25 am
spdntrxi wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:37 am

while I resemble that remark 8) ... the 1030 was released quite a bit before the 830. I probably would have chosen the 830 if they had be out at the sametime....thus I have a 1030.

Exactly this. When my 520's battery got down to barely 9 hours per charge, there were only three Garmin upgrade paths: 520 Plus, 820 and 1030. I went with the 1030 because it had amazing battery life and it had a much more responsive UI than the 820.
I'm just watching the tour and thinking: there you go, a plus for big GPS units!!

Use them as a tt position stabilizer.
Ive always done this... just dont forget the lock the screen, otherwise you might end up with weird stuff in your fields
2019 BMC TM01 Road UCI config 7.36kg

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

i didn't know they actively used nav to check upcoming corners on fast descents. that's pretty cool.

CasualRider
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by CasualRider

aeroisnteverything wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Campervan wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Do the new rapide 35mm wide front wheels fit the current Venge?
Yep, no problem. Just fitted them - have not yet ridden (tomorrow!) Loads of clearance left.
Venge plus new Rapides - the best bike I've owned so far.
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Purple Venge
Trek Madone SLR 7 retired

sib
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by sib

Woah, bright purple!
That is a cool colour for a bike..!!

Campervan
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by Campervan

CasualRider wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:14 am
aeroisnteverything wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Campervan wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Do the new rapide 35mm wide front wheels fit the current Venge?
Yep, no problem. Just fitted them - have not yet ridden (tomorrow!) Loads of clearance left.
Venge plus new Rapides - the best bike I've owned so far.
What size did you fit?
BMC Granfondo 02 105
Scott Scale 940
Boardman CXR 9.4 cxr CX/gravel mongrel
Btwin 540
Specialized Venge Pro Disc

CAAD8FRED
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by CAAD8FRED

CasualRider wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:14 am
aeroisnteverything wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Campervan wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Do the new rapide 35mm wide front wheels fit the current Venge?
Yep, no problem. Just fitted them - have not yet ridden (tomorrow!) Loads of clearance left.
Venge plus new Rapides - the best bike I've owned so far.
What wheels did you have on before and

Do you think the wheels alone improved the ride or did you already like the ride more than anything else

aeroisnteverything
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by aeroisnteverything

I had CLX 50s before and to me the bike was just as good before. The front on the Rapides is more stable. That is the most readily apparent difference. Plus the much louder free hub (I really liked the quiet of the CLXs - might need to take the hub apart and add some grease to make it less noisy).

Campervan
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by Campervan

aeroisnteverything wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:39 pm
I had CLX 50s before and to me the bike was just as good before. The front on the Rapides is more stable. That is the most readily apparent difference. Plus the much louder free hub (I really liked the quiet of the CLXs - might need to take the hub apart and add some grease to make it less noisy).
What tyre did you go for on the front?
BMC Granfondo 02 105
Scott Scale 940
Boardman CXR 9.4 cxr CX/gravel mongrel
Btwin 540
Specialized Venge Pro Disc

CasualRider
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by CasualRider

aeroisnteverything wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:39 pm
I had CLX 50s before and to me the bike was just as good before. The front on the Rapides is more stable. That is the most readily apparent difference. Plus the much louder free hub (I really liked the quiet of the CLXs - might need to take the hub apart and add some grease to make it less noisy).
Exactly my experience. Coming from CL 50s. I belive internal width is slightly larget on new Rapides which translates into a better confort. It can be windy where I live, definetly feel the difference in cross winds and better stability and complance overall. The best wheelset I've owned so far. Running Contis 5000 28mm. Extremelly happy with this setup.
Purple Venge
Trek Madone SLR 7 retired

aeroisnteverything
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by aeroisnteverything

Campervan wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:40 pm
aeroisnteverything wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:39 pm
I had CLX 50s before and to me the bike was just as good before. The front on the Rapides is more stable. That is the most readily apparent difference. Plus the much louder free hub (I really liked the quiet of the CLXs - might need to take the hub apart and add some grease to make it less noisy).
What tyre did you go for on the front?
Vittoria Corsa TLR, 25mm. Looks like this on the rim - you can see the lip but not that much when fully inflated.
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AyBee
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by AyBee

CasualRider wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:14 am
aeroisnteverything wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Campervan wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:34 pm
Do the new rapide 35mm wide front wheels fit the current Venge?
Yep, no problem. Just fitted them - have not yet ridden (tomorrow!) Loads of clearance left.
Venge plus new Rapides - the best bike I've owned so far.
Needs carbon saddle rails :) Just bought one of these (same colour) - can't wait to get it on the road!

omikronphi
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by omikronphi

Greg0rE wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Does anyone have any experience with filing the transition spacer for 6degree stem down to make it work with the 12degree stem? Spend ages waiting for the headset kit (S182500011) to arrive only to realise Specialized screwed me on needing yet another special part as it's seemingly not included in the set.
I also had to file down the transition spacer, see my post from a few pages back:
omikronphi wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:01 pm
Thanks! There's a specific transition spacer available but I forgot to order it.
I had to file down the beading where the cables enter and the parts beside it.
Otherwise the cables get squashed and the spacers will be bent downward against the top of the steerer tube.
Here a new pic in front of a beautifully aged barn door :)

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tigradekat
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by tigradekat

Beautiful.

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ds240
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by ds240

ds240 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:20 pm
Has anyone here put a direct mount rear derailleur hanger on their Venge?

If so, any issues and which are you using? I only seem to be able to find one by wheels manufacturing.
Anyone else?

I've ordered the wheels manufacturing one.

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