Here’s the final installment of our two part coverage of Specialized’s Lead Graphic Designer Garrett Chow’s SF art installment. If you missed part 1, you can catch it here.
At whatever level you partake in the sport you’ve spent some time briefly rooting for a Pro, reading about their setups, or ogling their beautiful toys. Even if you’re disenchanted with the current state of cycling, a beautiful bike will still put a grin across your face. So we jumped at the chance to stop by and gawk at the several road bikes designed for Pro’s or owned by Specialized’s lead graphic designer – Garrett Chow.
Full disclosure: Spandex ain’t really my thing. Love bikes, have a road bike (some might call ancient), but I prefer dirt. Since I’m no expert on the components/setups, I opted to take pictures. Lot’s of pictures. Enjoy! If you have any questions just leave them in the comments.
This Specialize S-Works Venge has been custom painted to match the FEA analysis of the bike undergoing pedaling forces. The red areas demonstrate where the most forces are exerted. Click the image to enlarge.
The bike is finished off with an electronic Campagnolo Super Record groupo.
Tom Boonen’s Venge
This frame had several unique touches but my relatively slow lens and the lighting conspired against me. In this image you can just faintly make out the names of the various events which Tom Boonan has achieved success.
This Allez was the only aluminum road frame on display at the show.
My favorite detail is how the SRAM logos on the derailleur perfectly matched the frames painted accents.
This complete track bike hung far above the crowd.
Special thanks to Specialized for inviting us to the show!