Specialized is renowned for producing some of the world’s fastest and most advanced bikes. Their latest offering, the 2016 S-Works Venge ViAS, lays claim to an even bigger scalp in the world of competitive cycling – creating the “fastest bike in the world”.
The newly unveiled matte black beast will debut at this year’s Tour De France in a bid to take on their competition, who’ve yet to make the same ballsy statement about their 2016 bikes.
Regardless, we’re not calling their bluff as Specialized have worked with the McLaren F1 team in the past to help develop ride, damping and stiffness characteristics for maximum speed.
The new Venge ViAS follows much of that same formula, having been developed entirely in a wind tunnel for over 1,000 hours to perfect its aerodynamics. The result? A claim of 2 minutes saved over a 40km ride. Throw in the company’s three newly developed products including a skinsuit, helmet and shoes, and the bragging stats blowout to 5 minutes saved over a 40km distance.
The bike will feature full internal cable routing, a 15mm curved rise handlebar to offset a negative-rise stem and a frame and fork with integrated brakes. Wheels will be taken care of by Specialized’s Roval CLX 64 wheelset and cotton-casing S-Works Turbo tires.
The price for this marvel of technology? $US12,500. Limited numbers of the bike will be available from August 2015 via Specialized.