The rate of development in road bicycle design in the past decade, even just the past couple of years, has been outright staggering, and one of the key topics is that of aerodynamics.
Firstly, such aero developments were seen solely on time trial bikes, but recently road bikes have been getting more aero, with examples like Cervelo’s S3 or Felt’s AR showing a new direction for road frames.
Until this week Specialized hadn’t moved their top-end road frames in that design direction, but with the release of the new Venge that has all changed. When Specialized decided to pen the new road frame, they paid a visit to McLaren F1, and together the two companies worked on developing the latest frame.
It’s touted as the “world’s fastest UCI-legal road bike” and taps into the vast knowledge the F1 team has acquired through competing at the sharp end of the most high-tech motorsport on the planet.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
There is nothing more interesting in the market today than the new engineering and use of materials in the road bike lines at Specialized Bicycle Company. The new Specialized Venge S-works is just another example of Specialized attempting to dominate road bike racing in the same way they already dominate mounting biking. Here is a recent article from Road Cycling UK about the new Specialized Venge S-Works. Pictures are compliments of Stuff.co.nz.
Posted by Randy Kirk at 2:30 PM
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