The Specialized Venge has many fine details, but the highlight
of this particular build is that gorgeous CeramicSpeed OSPW rear
pulley system (nicely complementing the super-strong, super-smooth,
ultra-durable CeramicSpeed bottom bracket and hub bearings that
come as standard on the S-Works models).
Larger pulley wheels mean a more relaxed path for the chain, and
combine with ceramic bearings to give lower friction (saving around
2.4 watts on a Shimano setup like the one we have here). Those big
17-tooth pulley wheels are a real eye-catcher too, particularly in
Limited Edition Giro D'Italia pink.
Sadly you're not likely to find one of these in your nearest
bike docking station, but if you'd like a Venge of your own we can
help - not just with building your dream bike, but ensuring that it
fits perfectly... give us a shout.
photos by Bence Bujaki