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    Photos of your Venge

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    52cm
    14.2 lbs.
    Enve 6.7 clinchers.
    Lightning/Quarq cranks
    Dura Ace
    Ritchey controls
    TRP brakes
    New Wheels
    14.8lbs
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    Long story short, crashed my SL3 almost broke frame in half. Snagged this off Ebay for $2700 (frameset), bike still had warning stickers on it and steer tube had not even been cut. Guy said he put approx 50mi on it and I believe it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by b_new_b View Post
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    52cm
    14.2 lbs.
    DT Swiss 32 clinchers.
    Lightning/Quarq cranks
    Dura Ace
    Ritchey controls
    TRP brakes
    Very nice setup. How does the Venge climb compared to the SL3/SL4?
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    54cm
    14.6 lbs.
    Look Blade Cromo
    Zipp 303 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers, Circus Monkey Skewers
    Alligator Ilink brake cable housing
    SRAM Red (brakes and derailleurs converted to Red BLACK color)
    All titanium hardware
    Zipp Service Course SL Stem
    Zipp Cages
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    Quote Originally Posted by pg12340 View Post
    Long story short, crashed my SL3 almost broke frame in half. Snagged this off Ebay for $2700 (frameset), bike still had warning stickers on it and steer tube had not even been cut. Guy said he put approx 50mi on it and I believe it.

    I like this colour scheme best!

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    Still need to get the brakes, and my stem cut / spacer removed. Working on trap strength first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsedlak View Post
    Still need to get the brakes, and my stem cut / spacer removed. Working on trap strength first though.
    Looks sweet! I like everything about the Matte Black Venge EXCEPT for the specialized letters down the fork. IMO, looks cleaner and better with just the S-works lettering on the down tube. If I had the $, I'd still buy it though
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    i agree, at least that it would look better with just a matte black fork with no lettering.

    here is a shot in the field. this bike is an absolute tank/workhorse. I will probably switch to my allez soon, but a little salt hurt nobody, right?

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    Anyone that says a Cervelo is better looking than a Venge...I have a great eye doctor I can refer them to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeArmsRace View Post
    Anyone that says a Cervelo is better looking than a Venge...I have a great eye doctor I can refer them to!
    Eye of the beholder. I like the venge. Love the s5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_new_b View Post
    Attachment 246992
    52cm
    14.2 lbs.
    DT Swiss 32 clinchers.
    Lightning/Quarq cranks
    Dura Ace
    Ritchey controls
    TRP brakes
    nice! i like the choice of TRP brakes -- they are a little more aero than the shimano models, and in my experience (i've had them on 2 TT bikes) offer a good amount of stopping power.

    is that a carbon-railed saddle on there? the only thing holding up my build is the adaptor for carbon rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeArmsRace View Post
    Anyone that says a Cervelo is better looking than a Venge...I have a great eye doctor I can refer them to!
    Haha, I don't see where anyone said that??

    I have a cervelo S1 now and I'm craving a Venge. Hopefully my tax return is decent enough to afford one.

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    Yes, it is a carbon rail saddle. It's not something I would recomend to someone heavy (I'm 143lbs) but it works for me. The clamps are only snugly tightened but are secure. I've heard you can do the same with Specialized saddles.
    The TRP's are light and still have plenty of stopping power.

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    Beautiful bikes guys...congrats on all the cool Venges!
    Speaking of the S5. I have read...and only read that the S5 has a better ride quality than the Venge.
    Since Specialized is known for their great ride and performance, I was wondering if any Venge owners have spent time on the new S5 to compare the two bikes? Ride quality probably shouldn't be the highest priority with a pure race bike like the Venge but the S5 is a pure race bike as well and was curious if the S5 was more comfy?
    Thanks.

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    i'll post my build soon, but in the meantime i have a question. anyone out there have a venge (pro or s-works) and NOT using di2?

    if so, there is a metal cable stop that was probably included with your frame set (for sure) or with your built-up bike. it's a metal oval with a round hole cut in it -- about 5mm diameter on that hole. i can post a pic of what i'm looking for.

    it covers up the hole for internal cables located at the top of the down tube near the down tube/head tube junction.

    does anyone have one of these they can spare? the frames and builds come with a bunch of these cable stops for using mechanical cables -- and just ONE of these for di2. i'm looking for a spare for a little experiment.

    thank you!

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    my project black....



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    Quote Originally Posted by shimagnolo View Post
    my project black....


    Badass....especially with the blacked-out aero wheels.
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    Specs please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellMyGas View Post

    Holy smokes; I just noticed the McLaren badge !


    Are you going to start a build thread on it ?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellMyGas View Post
    nice!

    can you answer a question for me? i understand the red is done with a decal. can you remove it?

    also, can you remove the mclaren logo (is it a decal)?

    the latter is pretty significant to me.

    also....you NEED to put that battery inside the frame. the venge looks so much better with it. they really should include that as stock. i put mine in the post (only the s-works version).

    did you get a real-world weight on the frame set alone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    nice!

    can you answer a question for me? i understand the red is done with a decal. can you remove it?

    also, can you remove the mclaren logo (is it a decal)?

    the latter is pretty significant to me.

    also....you NEED to put that battery inside the frame. the venge looks so much better with it. they really should include that as stock. i put mine in the post (only the s-works version).

    did you get a real-world weight on the frame set alone?

    Are you an engineer?

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    Is that frame size 54 ? Where did you buy it ? It looks like it was build up with DI2 as a complete bike offer like seen on shop websites ? All the same...looks great

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    Neither the red nor the McLaren logo is a removable decal.

    As for the build and the battery, Iíll do something similar to the way I have my rain bike set up.


    And for all you internal battery pioneers:

    Yes, the battery is inside the frame.

    No, there are no additional warranty voiding holes drilled into the frame.

    No, I do not need to remove the seat post or any other part to recharge the battery.

    But all of that is a story for another day...

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    Definitely subscribed! Talk about a tease
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