The disc brake Specialized Peter Sagan has been testing in AustraliaColin Levitch / Immediate Media
Cyclingnews snapped the photos of the bike, which is different from the one he posted photos of on Twitter in December, at the team hotel, where Sagan and his new teammates are preparing for the first WorldTour race of the new season. Sagan told Cyclingnews editor Daniel Benson that he is open to the idea of using disc brakes.
The Specialized Venge ViAS Disc is normally fitted with Shimano flat mount hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm front and 140mm rear rotors.
The Tour Down Under takes place 17–22 January, with the People’s Choice Classic warm-up criterium starting things off on 15 January.
A look at the rear disc brakeColin Levitch / Immediate Media
The UCI decided late last year it would allow another disc brake trial after an initial test period in 2015 and 2016 ended abruptly when Fran Ventoso suffered a deep gash to his leg at Paris-Roubaix in April.
The decision to reinstate the disc brake trial came after months of discussions with teams, riders and industry representatives, along with the support from Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) and Association Internationale des Groupes Cyclistes Professionels (AIGCP).