We like a bike that can hold a candle to pro-level machines here at RCUK, and this cut-down version of the Venge ViAS is one such example. And it has disc brakes.
The Venge ViAS has always been a distinctively-shaped machine, made even more so by world champion Peter Sagan’s use of it in the WorldTour these days, with tube profiles arrived at by extensive research and development carried out in the Specialized ‘Win Tunnel’. That research lead to neat design flourishes that are clearly designed with only one objective in mind: speed.
So, we have truncated aero tubing that helps keep the Venge ViAS cutting through the air efficiently, along with a heavily shaped and tapered headtube. And, not only have Specialized designed a rear seattube cutout to partially shroud the rear wheel and minimise disruptive airflow, the Americans have repeated the trick at the front end, with the upper half of the downtube hugging the trailing edge of the front wheel.