Specialized unveil Shimano 105-equipped Venge Comp

£2.5k for entry-level carbon aero bike

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
Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
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  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
  • Location: Wiltshire, UK

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