S-WORKS Venge

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Alsgonow
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S-WORKS Venge

Postby Alsgonow » Mon Dec 31, 2012 16:28 pm

So, here it is at last! :D

Finished the build, just need to waiting for a nice dry day :D

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Built up with;
Ultegra Di2 complete groupset

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and Mavic 2013 Cosmic Carbone SLR's

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S-WORKS Carbon bars and stem
Look Keo Carbon pedals
Fi'zi:k Antares sadle

Bring on the dry days!!!!!
Must try harder!

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby markyone » Mon Dec 31, 2012 16:35 pm

Very nice, how is the di2? i just swapped over from mechanical to electronic and wow its sooooo much better.
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Alsgonow
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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Alsgonow » Mon Dec 31, 2012 16:50 pm

I am hoping for the same response as you when i use it!!

It's not seen the outside world yet. :D
Must try harder!

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby mallorcajeff » Mon Dec 31, 2012 21:36 pm

cracking that can i see some bigger pics im beginning the really like these

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Skeleton_Sharn
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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Skeleton_Sharn » Tue Jan 01, 2013 16:37 pm

Well thats abit nice isnt it? :mrgreen:

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Dan Ingram » Tue Jan 01, 2013 17:09 pm

Very nice!!! Love that colour scheme :D
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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Slowandsteady » Tue Jan 01, 2013 17:22 pm

You've got to be fast pedalling that.

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Alsgonow » Tue Jan 01, 2013 21:36 pm

Went for the red, white & black as the majority of the bikes that I have seen recently have been the matt black with a hint of colour, I prefer nice and shinny :D

As for being fast (slowandsteady) I dont think so!

My legs may well spin round fast but the wheels don't :(

Not yet anyway, give it time ! :lol: :lol:
Must try harder!

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Choleric.mc » Wed Jan 02, 2013 08:23 am

nice one! Color scheme is great. i don't like the crankset though.

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby upperoilcan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 09:03 am

Nice to see another one with more than just black on it.. (Although the black ones do look fantastic).
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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Jan 02, 2013 09:08 am

Looks great apart from the chainset. Arguments about gearing aside, the compact looks out of place on such a thick framed aero bike.
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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Alsgonow » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:38 am

I know its the compact chainset guys, but my legs just don't work with the 53 :lol:
Must try harder!

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby tim wand » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:04 pm

Great Bike , does look a bit odd with a compact on it though.

I Reckon we ve all been coned a bit with this Compact chainset bussiness, admitedly I live in the flat lands of Lincolnshire with the odd foray into the peaks. But I switched back to a standard recently and it hasnt effected my climbing (still rubbish) but its certainly helped me to maintain a better average speed on most runs.

Now there going on about Semi Compact chainsets. Why are they never the same P.C.D ( Tech ed's please explain) so you can just switch rings, surely most stuff in the Uk can be managed by swapping casettes.

Any way Great bike sorry to Hi jack , I ll move it to workshop if anyone comes up with comments not related to the Venge.

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby mallorcajeff » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:16 pm

Really loving the venges now.
I have a 53/39 on my bike and had a compact before and although it was easier on the mountains it was soon out of speed for me on the flat and I can get the power down on the flat. Me being a big heavy lump I still get over the mountains with a 53 so for me I think I will always have a 53. If Ever i did a massive euro sportive I would think of a compact but for everyday use a 53 makes you work harder. Works for me anyway.

Great bike really like the look of these.

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby ianho » Wed Jan 02, 2013 15:42 pm

That's a really really really tall seatpost!
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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Alsgonow » Wed Jan 02, 2013 16:12 pm

I went and had a full Specialized BG Fit at my LBS :)

And I thought bloody hell how high, but it suits perfectly, leg angle is spot on at 30 degrees. :D

Hopefully it will help me with the power, getting all the angles so called right.

You never know i might get onto a 53 ring then. :wink:
Must try harder!

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby 13jonny » Thu Jan 03, 2013 09:04 am

Perfect colour scheme I really like that! Did the specialized bike fit take long ?

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Alsgonow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 09:36 am

Hi 13jonny,

Thanks for your comments :D the bike fit took about two and a half hours, time will tell if it was worth it.

I haven't adjusted my other bikes as yet to the same measurements, but will be doing so at the weekend. :wink:
Must try harder!

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby paul_mck » Thu Jan 03, 2013 09:51 am

I went for 52/36 on my bike, gives the best of both imo. 36 is handy for when the going gets tough.

Nice Venge btw, looks well bright but must admit Id be a matt black man myself.

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Re: S-WORKS Venge

Postby Neale1978 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 15:16 pm

Looks amazing.. Ignore the compact spotter nerds

Any chance of bigger images?


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