Specialized unveil Shimano 105-equipped Venge Comp

£2.5k for entry-level carbon aero bike

The Venge Comp is the new entry-level bike in Specialized's aero range

As we mentioned in our 2013 Specialized coverage, UK riders will be able to get there hands on a more affordable Venge in 2013.

The new carbon Comp bike will retail for £2,500 and comes with a predominantly Shimano 105 groupset, 52-36T FSA Gossamer Pro chainset and DT Swiss Axis 4.0 rims. Take a look at the full spec below or read parts one and two from the 2013 Specialized road launch in Snowbird, Utah.

Full specification

  • Frame: FACT 10R carbon, FACT IS construction, aero tube shape, compact race design, tapered 1-1/8″ to 1-3/8″ head tube, internal cable routing, carbon OSBB
  • Fork: Venge Pro FACT carbon, full monocoque, OS race for 1-3/8″ bearing
  • Headset: 1-1/8″ upper and 1-3/8″ lower Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, w/custom Venge top cap
  • Stem: Specialized Comp-Set 6061 alloy, cone head bolt, 12-degree, 4-degree shim, 31.8mm
  • Handlebars: Specialized Tarmac Comp, alloy, deep bend
  • Tape: Specialized Pro D2
  • Front brake: Shimano 105
  • Rear brake: Shimano 105
  • Front derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano 105
  • Shift levers: Shimano 105 STI
  • Cassette: Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Tiagra 10-speed
  • Crankset: FSA Gossamer Pro
  • Chainrings: 52/36
  • Bottom bracket: With crankset
  • Front wheel: DT Axis 4.0
  • Rear wheel: DT Axis 4.0
  • Front tyre: Specialized Turbo Elite, BlackBelt, 100TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
  • Rear tyre: Specialized Turbo Elite, BlackBelt, 100TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
  • Inner tubes: Turbo Ultralight, Presta valve
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Romin Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost: Venge Aero, FACT carbon, flippable 20/0mm offset
  • Seat binder: Venge integrated seat clamp assembly