Elia Viviani's Specialized S-Works Venge and Tarmac Disc — gallery

Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider wins first stage of 2019 Tour Down Under on Venge

For 2019, Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider and current Italian national champion Elia Viviani will have a choice between a Tarmac Disc or Venge, with the sprinting-specialist winning the opening stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under in a chaotic sprint aboard the latter. 

Both bikes are built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 disc groupset
Both bikes are built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 disc groupset

Both of Viviani's bikes are built around a Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 groupset that is fitted with Shimano's power meter.

Both bikes are fitted with Roval CLX 50 wheels
Both bikes are fitted with Roval CLX 50 wheels

Viviani opts for a set of Roval — Specialized’s in-house wheel brand — CLX 50 Disc wheels on both bikes, which are fitted with 26mm-wide S-Works Turbo tubular tyres.

The tape is finished with a soft strip of fabric tape
The tape is finished with a soft strip of fabric tape

Specialized’s own S-Works Aerofly II handlebars are seen on both bikes, with the bar tape neatly finished with a strip of fabric tape.

The stem and seatpost on the Venge are both proprietary. The seatpost on the Tarmac is also proprietary, with Viviani running a 125mm-long Pro Vibe. Sprint shifters are fitted to the drops on both bikes.

Click through to have a closer look at Elia Viviani’s Specialized S-Works Venge and Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc.

Elia Viviani’s Specialized S-Works Venge full bike specifications

Elia Viviani rode this Specialized S-Works Venge Disc to victory in the first stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under
Elia Viviani rode this Specialized S-Works Venge Disc to victory in the first stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under

  • Frameset: Specialized S-Works Venge
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 140mm rotor
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/39 chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
  • Wheelset: Roval CLX 50
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular
  • Stem: Specialized Venge, 120mm
  • Handlebars: S-Works Aerofly II, 400mm
  • Tape/grips: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Toupé
  • Seatpost: Specialized Venge
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
  • Computer: Bryton Aero 60 (not pictured)
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount, K-Edge chain catcher (both team issue)
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 745mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 575mm
  • Weight: 7.13kg

Elia Viviani’s Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc full bike specifications

Viviani will also ride an S-Works Tarmac Disc
Viviani will also ride an S-Works Tarmac Disc

  • Frameset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 disc, 140mm rotor
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/39 chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
  • Wheelset: Roval CLX 50
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular
  • Stem: Pro Vibe, 125mm
  • Handlebars: S-Works Aerofly II, 400mm
  • Tape/grips: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Toupé
  • Seat post: Specialized Tarmac
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
  • Computer: Bryton Aero 60 (not pictured)
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out front computer mount and K-Edge chain catcher (both team issue)
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 745mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 580mm
  • Weight: 6.90kg
  • Rider height: 1.77m
Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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