Replace Venge Vias stem with new Venge?

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clipsed
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by clipsed

Hi Guys,

i was wondering if it is possible to replace the horribly ugly venge vias stem with the new venge stem?

Does anyone know this? I might purchase a second hand venge vias, only if this is possible!

thanks

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by ParisCarbon

Just got the new Venge, so what I can tell you about that stem (not knowing anything about the Vias at all here) The top spacer has guide pins that form to the bottom of the stem to keep everything aligned.. I bought a 12cm stem, my frameset came with an 11... the stem itself does not come with the back portion to cover the expander area.. The cable routing for the stem is all along the bottom, there is a small plate the screws into the front behind the bars, and then the brake cables/elec wire guides into the upper spacer and into the headtube... (The top and lower spacers are required at all times)
here's a link to the manual https://media.specialized.com/support/c ... 104623.pdf

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d20903
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by d20903

I have some of the blanking plates Specialized used to allow their pro riders use standard bars and stems on the ViaS; like this one:

https://bikerumor-wpengine.netdna-ssl.c ... 8_stem.jpg

clipsed
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by clipsed

d20903 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:25 pm
I have some of the blanking plates Specialized used to allow their pro riders use standard bars and stems on the ViaS; like this one:

https://bikerumor-wpengine.netdna-ssl.c ... 8_stem.jpg
I can’t quite tell what you are talking about sorry!

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by cerro

No it isn't. On a Vias the front brake cable goes over and down in the steerer, and the rear brake cable and di2 wire goes through the stem and in behind the steerer. On the new Venge all wire enters in front of the stem down with the front brake cable goes into a hole in the fork (not advised to drill in a Vias fork).
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