Whoa. I mean, WHOA. When Cervelo launched their new S5 last year, it set the mark for aero road bikes. Unbeknownst to all of us, Specialized was holed up in their Win Tunnel, developing a class-shattering aero road bike that would blow everyone away — and specifically the competition.

Bike nerds everywhere are chattering about this new design and it is certainly polarizing at best. Me? Well, I think it looks downright sexy, but I won’t be selling my car to get my hands on one — at $12,500, this bike is for an exclusive few. That exclusive few will start with Peter Sagan, Mark Cavendish and a few others during the 2016 Tour de France.

Have a look at Sagan’s bike:

Peter Sagan's S-Works Venge ViAS for The Tour de France 2015

S-Works Venge ViAS Highlights:

  • Rider-First Engineered for a consistent ride across sizes
  • As slippery as the Shiv TT
  • Stiffest BB of any Specialized road bike
  • Zero-Drag brakes placed on the trailing edge of the fork and below the seat stays
  • Roval CLX 64 tubeless-ready wheelset (21mm internal rim width)
  • Aerofly ViAS cockpit features negative 17-degree stem and integrated spacers
  • Aerofly handlebars have a 25mm rise
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset
  • Frame weight: 1150 grams
  • $12,500 (available August 2015)

Specialized is making some very bold claims on efficiency, watts saved, time saved and more. While all I can do is trust them on their word, we’ll just have to see how this bike performs at the highest levels of racing — luckily that time is nearly upon us. Bring on Le Tour!

Check out the Venge ViAS launch video:

More Info: Visit Specialized.com

About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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