We aren't satisfied with second fastest. Hell, why do you think we have our own Win Tunnel & the motto, "Aero is Everything?" We live & breathe aero, because we know that aerodynamic optimization is the best thing we can do to make you faster. & this philosophy has never been truer than with the new Venge. Being eight seconds faster than the ViAS, it's not only the most aerodynamic bike on the road, but it's also lost 460 grams. This is the new shape of speed.
Surprisingly, our quest for the perfect tube shapes didn't start in the Win Tunnel. It started with a new piece of technology, the FreeFoil Shape Library. Our engineers wrote an optimization algorithm & utilized a supercomputer (yes, we used an actual supercomputer) to help create new airfoil shapes with different weights, surface areas, & structural targets. Armed with this library of shapes, all with different aspect ratios, we could plug them into the different parts of the bike & test a variety of configurations to determine the fastest setup in the Win Tunnel.
Compared to the fastest aero road bike to date (the Venge ViAS), & many others in the space that we won't name here, the new Venge is eight seconds faster over 40km at zero degrees of yaw. It's also faster out on the road in all wind conditionsâ€”not just in the tunnel.
And while it's cool that the new Venge is more aero, there are other factors to fast. Striking the perfect combination of weight & aerodynamics plays a crucial role in a bike's overall performance. A bike that's strictly aero will feel great on the flats, but it'll suffer on the climbs & in quick accelerations. A bike that's strictly lightweight, however, will suffer on everything but the steepest climbs. So, not only did we make the Venge more aero than the ViAS, but we also took 460 grams out of the module weight. This means we saved 240g in the frame, 25g in the fork, 107g in the cockpit, 25g in the seatpost, & 63g in small parts. So no matter the course, the Venge will prove to be the fastest option when you need to go up, down, & all around.
Much of this weight savings comes from our Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ tubes. We implemented much of the discovery from the new Tarmac's development, like different layup schedules & materials, & this culminated in a Venge that's not only lighter, but one that also has a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio & 40% more compliance than the ViASâ€”no matter the frame size. & while you can't always see these changes, all it takes is one ride to feel the quick accelerations & the bump-eating compliance.
Of course, we didn't stop there. The geometry got an update, & now, it's based on over 40,000 RetÃ¼l data points, as well as professional rider input. This enabled us to implement a Performance Road Geometry that perfectly combines a responsive front-end with a short wheelbase, & this delivers instantaneous response & optimal power transfer.
Last, but certainly not least, the Venge houses some exciting new features. The new cockpit, developed in partnership with our World Tour teams, features a stem with a higher stiffness than anything we've ever tested, new bars that are faster, lighter, stiffer, & feature a textured pattern on the tops for extra grip & control. Next up is tire clearanceâ€”it has no problem clearing 32mm-wide tires. And, finally, we've put our Shimano A-Junction in the seatpost, making it easy to charge, check battery levels, & for team mechanics to make adjustments.
The S-Works Venge comes with the best components spec around, with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, hydraulic disc brakes, Roval CLX 64 Disc wheels dressed with 700x26mm Turbo Cotton Tires, & our S-Works Power Cranks that are the lightest & most accurate in the world.
The Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, FACT 11r frame not only makes the Venge the most aerodynamic road bike weâ€™ve ever created, but it's also lightweight & stiff in all the right places. Every tube shape, trailing edge, & design cue was influenced by hours of testing in our Win Tunnel, CFD, 3D-printed prototypes, & real-world rider feedback. Ultimately, this resulted in the fastest road bike weâ€™ve ever made. Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 group offers exceptionally crisp shifts, smooth braking modulation, & it keeps the overall weight of the Venge at an absolute minimum. The Roval CLX 64 disc wheels aren't only the fastest wheels we've tested, but they perform extremely well in crosswinds, so they're perfect for all conditions.
BOTTOM BRACKET OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed CRANKSET S-Works Power Cranks, dual-sided power measurement, +/- 1.5% accuracy SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc R9170 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed, 11-28t CHAINRINGS 52/36T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, 11-speed FORK S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 100x12mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc SADDLE S-Works Power, carbon rails, carbon base, synthetic leather SEAT BINDER Venge integrated two-piece wedge TAPE Roubaix S-Wrap SEATPOST 2019 S-Works Venge aero seatpost, FACT carbon, Di2-compatible STEM Venge integrated stem, 6-degree REAR WHEEL Roval CLX 64 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 64mm depth, DT Swiss 240 internals, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight, 80mm Presta valve FRONT TIRE Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm REAR TIRE Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm FRONT WHEEL Roval CLX 64 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 64mm depth, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h FRONT BRAKE Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc PEDALS Specialized Dirt FRAME S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal electric only cable routing, OSBB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc