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Pro Bike: Mark Cavendish’s Specialized S-Works Venge

July 18, 2015
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(Photos: BreakThrough Media)

Etixx-Quick-Step’s Mark Cavendish took victory on Friday’s Stage 7 of the Tour de France, and he did so while riding Specialized’s latest Venge aero-road bike. Here’s a closeup look of Cavendish’s winning bike, courtesy of our friends at Specialized and Breakthrough Media.

Want to know what it’s like to ride the all-new Venge? Then check out our First Ride Review here! RBA‘s Neil Shirley headed up to Specialized’s headquarters in Morgan Hill, California, a few weeks back for an exclusive first ride, and you’ll definitely want to read all about it. Also, if you’re curious about how much the Venge has changed, then take a look back at Mark Cavendish’s previous Specialized Venge aero-road bike by clicking here!

The new Venge features seatstays that are positioned very low on the seat tube. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

The new Venge features seatstays that are positioned very low on the seat tube. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

STATS – SPECIALIZED S-WORKS VENGE VIAS:
Ride: Mark Cavendish
Team: Etixx-Quick-Step
Frame: Specialized S-Works Venge ViaS 52cm
Fork: Specialized S-Works Venge
Headset: Specialized S-Works
Stem: Specialized ViAS 135mm
Handlebar: Specialized ViAS 42cm
Griptape: SupaCaz
Front brake: Specialized Venge ViAS
Rear brake: Specialized Venge ViAS
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace
Power Meter: SRM
Bottom bracket: FSA Ceramic Bearings
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace
Wheels: Roval CLX60
Front tire: Specialized Turbo team tubular
Rear tire: Specialized Turbo team tubular
Saddle: Specialized Phenom Expert 130mm
Seatpost: Specialized Venge ViAS
Complete bicycle weight:59kg

Mark Cavendish uses a Specialized Phenom saddle. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

Mark Cavendish uses a Specialized Phenom saddle. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

SPECIALIZED BODYGEOMETRY FIT DATA:
Rider height: 1.73m
Rider weight: 69kg
Saddle height from BB, center to top: 69.8cm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 9

Specialized developed an all-new, radical handlebar with completely internal cable routing. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

Specialized developed an all-new, radical handlebar with completely internal cable routing. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

The proprietary septets on the new Venge is incredibly wide and flat for reducing aero drag. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

The proprietary septets on the new Venge is incredibly wide and flat for reducing aero drag. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

Cav's bike features a full Shimano Dura Ace 9000 group with an SRM power meter. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

Cav’s bike features a full Shimano Dura Ace 9000 group with an SRM power meter. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media

For more info, check out Specialized.com!

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