Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media
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New bike day is always fun, but when you’re a top pro (or World Champ), your build is usually a little more elaborate than most. Heading into the 2016 race season, Specialized is starting to unveil their newest team bikes and they are kicking off the new year with two amazing rides for Team Tinkoff.

One S-Works Venge Vias for Peter Sagan, and one S-Works Tarmac for Michael Rogers, both completely drool worthy…

Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria 2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

As you might expect, being the World Champs has its perks. Like ridiculous custom painted bikes. Sagan is sure to draw even more attention to himself with this sparkly, rainbow camo Venge Vias. The bike also has plenty of Peter Sagan touches throughout, right down to the Look Keo Blade 2 pedals.

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria 2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria 2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

Running a Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain, Specialized Roval CLX64 wheels, and a plethora of S-Works components, this is how you make a Venge Vias even more eye catching.

Specs:

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias
  • Fork: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias
  • Headset: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias by Ceramicspeed
  • Stem: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias
  • Handlebar: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias 42cm
  • Grips: Specialized Roubaix Bartape
  • Front brake: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias
  • Rear brake: Specialized S-Works Venge Vias
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
  • Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
  • Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace (172.5mm)
  • Power Meter: SRM
  • Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade2
  • Wheels: Roval CLX64 // CLX60 // Roval CLX40
  • Front tire: Specialized Turbo AllAround tubular
  • Rear tire: Specialized Turbo AllAround tubular
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch2
  • Seatpost: FSA K Force

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

Michael Rogers’ S-Works Tarmac is a bit less flamboyant, but stills stands out thanks to the neon colors and top shelf build.

Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria 2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria 2015 SBC Tinkoff Camp - Gran Canaria

Without the S-Works cockpit of the Venge Vias, the Tarmac sees more FSA components along with the Tacx bottle cages and K-Edge chain catcher found on other team bikes as well.

Specs:

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac
  • Fork: Specialized S-Works Tarmac
  • Headset: CeramicSpeed
  • Stem: FSA OS-99 CSI 130mm
  • Handlebar: FSA Energy Traditional 42cm
  • Grips: Specialized Roubaix Bartape
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura Ace
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura Ace
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
  • Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
  • Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace (175mm)
  • Power Meter: SRM
  • Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade2
  • Wheels: Roval CLX60 // Roval CLX40
  • Front tire: Specialized Turbo AllAround tubular
  • Rear tire: Specialized Turbo AllAround tubular
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch2
  • Seatpost: FSA K Force

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Nice paint job… but technically is it really Sagan’s bike if he refuses to ride it like he did most of the time (including Richmond) with the Venge assigned to him? To this day, no one has offered a proper explanation of why he and Cavendish declined to ride the Venge except occasionally on a particularly flat, dry stage. Brakes don’t work well? Too heavy? Both?

  2. Let’s see how much he actually rides it. He was one of the few riders who tested out the new Venge last year before the tour and ended up only riding it in one stage. He didn’t ride it to a world championship…..

  3. I’m not loving the world champ design. Seems a bit too garish. I think the wc should have some class to it. Call me old fashioned.

  4. One of those two looks much better than the other… and will also be ridden by the WC. Of course, I’m talking about the second one built for Michael Rogers. Then there’s whatever that first bike is…

  5. This is apparently a prototype frame. It has cable ports for traditional bar and stem in the downtube and fork. The production one doesn’t.

  6. I usually like new technology when it comes to bikes and like most aero frames, but I just cannot stand the look of the new Venge. I do like the paint scheme of Sagan’s bike though.

  7. Vias brakes work pretty well, but there’s no front barrel adjuster. It would suck to get a front flat and take a spare wheel of a different width. Even a long Alpine descent can wear a for-carbon brake pad enough that I’d want to give the barrel adjuster a turn or two.

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