On a stormy day in London a stealthy S-Works Venge is a fine way
to brighten things up. We never tire of these epic race-ready speed
machines, and we're fortunate to see more than most.
This is the classic S-Works build, full Dura-Ace Di2, Roval's
speedy CLX64 carbon wheelset, S-Works Power cranks and a healthy
smattering of CeramicSpeed bearings where they're needed.
The current generation of Venge frameset rapidly established
itself as a favourite, but the contact points are also worthy of
note. Specialized's Aerofly II bars are suitably aerodynamic, but
also remarkably adjustable (and it doesn't hurt that they look the
Similarly the Power saddle has become a popular choice in custom
builds, the relatively stubby shape allowing maximum efficiency for
flexible riders in an aggressive position whilst remaining
comfortable on longer rides.
As always, saddles are a very specific personal choice. This
bike happens to come with the Power as standard, and it suits the
new owner perfectly. We can be sure of that because of the
comprehensive bike fit that's included as part of every purchase.
But should the 'stock' saddle not be optimal for the individual
rider, that's no problem - we swap like-for-like to ensure the
perfect fit, whatever it takes to ensure your riding will be
efficient, comfortable and injury free.
photos by Bence Bujaki