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New Specialized Venge
Last Post 07/01/2015 11:56 AM by Cosmic Kid. 38 Replies.
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SideBySide

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06/23/2015 11:09 AM
My first thought, on seeing the latest pic, is that it looks really "chunky." I wonder how that will ride in a crosswind?
ChinookPass

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06/23/2015 11:39 AM
5mins sounds like a nice round number. Tell the wife I can save 5mins off my commute but it will cost one semester of college tuition payments for one of the kids...

FWIW, I have about 10min swing in commute time from the fendered, disc-braked Moots to the traditional Moots.
Cosmic Kid

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06/23/2015 05:39 PM
Chris Yu from Specialized has weighed in on the claims over on Slowbitch.

The claims are based against a Tarmac frame, Prevail helmet, jersey and bibs and Conti tires. They are admittedly using those items for comparison to get a shock and awe factor. A bit of apples and oranges, IMO,minutes I get why. Don't necessarily agree....but at least they are being open about it.

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?post=5525229;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
longslowdistance

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06/23/2015 06:48 PM
Nick A, the UCI guarantees not fussing about weight with the min weight limit.
Orange Crush

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06/23/2015 07:00 PM
1.5 of those 5 mins is from wearing a skin suit. Oh yeah I can see the frowns of disgust from wife, kids and friends. And where do I put my bananas? But if you forego the bike and stick with the other improvements you can still gain 3 mins and save $12.5k.
Cosmic Kid

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06/23/2015 09:01 PM
Two versions of the skinsuit....a TT version and GC version (with pockets) Banana dilemma resolved.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Nick A

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06/24/2015 12:06 PM
LSD, I guess you're right. Haven't seen an ergo thing in a while too. So what WILL they think of that we HAVE to have after all the aero is bought?

LOL.

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Gonzo Cyclist

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07/01/2015 11:29 AM
pretty cool actually, but can't imagine having to work on that thing, what a nightmare!! Are bikes going the way of the cars? Used to be able to work on your own, now you need a specialist? Or many special tools?
Cosmic Kid

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07/01/2015 11:56 AM
Posted By Kenny Gonzales on 07/01/2015 11:29 AM
pretty cool actually, but can't imagine having to work on that thing, what a nightmare!! Are bikes going the way of the cars? Used to be able to work on your own, now you need a specialist? Or many special tools?


Well, they are certainly approaching the price of cars....top end editions of this bike and the new Madone are +$12K!!! I am rapidly being priced out of the bike market....I will continue to scout discount sites and fleaBay for deals moving forward. For example, I put together my Specialized Venge w/ 10 spd Ultegra Di2 for about $3K last year. $12K for a fookin' bike? Ummmm....no.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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