Peter Sagan’s Specialized Venge ViAS

World champ aboard a bare frame to save weight

While he certainly has more ornate options at his disposal, to save the weight of a custom paint job, Peter Sagan is racing a bare carbon Specialized Venge ViAS at this year’s Tour de France, where he just won stage 2. But that’s not to say that it isn’t personalized for one of the peloton’s most gregarious figures. 

Peter Sagan's Specialized Venge ViAS

Custom touches include a set of personalized LOOK Keo Blade 2 pedals, a matching Prologo Scratch 2 saddle, Worlds’ stripes decals on his Roval wheels, and laser-etched gold anodized derailleur pulleys. 

Unlike Marcel Kittel, Sagan doesn't seem to be bothered by the different bend on the Specialized ViAS handlebar, in this case a 44cm outside-outside model
Unlike Marcel Kittel, Sagan doesn't seem to be bothered by the different bend on the Specialized ViAS handlebar, in this case a 44cm outside-outside model

While the look of the bike is certainly pleasing, perhaps more impressive are the fit dimensions of the Slovak cyclist. Despite riding a 56cm frame, thanks to the use of a 14cm stem, Sagan’s reach from nose of saddle to center of bar top is a mind-boggling 62 centimeters! 

For the first stage of the Tour de France, Sagan ask that a 54-tooth chainring be fitted. In back, he ran an 11-28 cassette
For the first stage of the Tour de France, Sagan ask that a 54-tooth chainring be fitted. In back, he ran an 11-28 cassette

His seat height is 76.1 centimeters and he spins a set of 172.5mm crank arms. We weren’t able to weigh the bike, but only time will tell if the weight saving measures will pay off for the world champion. 

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