Gallery: Peter Sagan's Venge ViAS

Check out the world champ's race bike

Between making the podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, taking victory at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, his hilarious round of post-race interviews and a newly discovered love for gummy bears, Peter Sagan has lit up the first week of the Spring Classics.

Back in Adelaide at the Tour Down Under we took a look at Sagan’s latest Venge ViAS, as well as the disc equipped version, which he’s yet to debut at the start line.

With a pearlescent paint job, the Venge ViAS is said to offer oodles of aero advantage, but unfortunately it ain’t light, tipping our scales at 8.01kg without bottles, pedals or a computer — making it the heaviest pro bike we found at the Tour Down Under.

Rolling on Roval’s CLX 64mm wheels and 26mm S-Works Turbo Cotton, it’s clear this bike subscribes to Specialized's mantra of #aeroiseverything.

The front brake on the Venge ViAS is hidden behind the fork and melds into the downtube in an effort to smooth airflow
The front brake on the Venge ViAS is hidden behind the fork and melds into the downtube in an effort to smooth airflow

Sporting the older Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 group, Sagan and the rest of his Bora-Hansgrohe team are using 4iii power meters, which debuted at last year’s race in Adelaide.

When it comes to gearing, Sagan has chosen a pretty standard set up of 53-39T at the front and 11-28T at the back.

The Venge ViAS is all about integration, with the cables being routed internally from the handlebars all the way to the brakes and derailleur. The brakes are unique to the frame as well and are hidden behind the fork at the seat tube. It makes for a slick looking ride that will also be a nightmare to work on.

Touch points are a carbon railed S-Works Romin Evo and S-Works Aerofly handlebars attached to a 150mm Venge ViAS aero stem.

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS disc, size 56
  • Fork: Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS disc fork
  • Stem: Venge ViAS aero stem, 150mm
  • Handlebar: S-Works Aerofly carbon
  • Handlebar tape: Supa Caz Super Sticky Kush
  • Front brake: Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS
  • Rear brake: Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-28T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace, 172.5mm, 53/39T
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Wheelset: Roval Rapide CLX 64mm
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo Cotton 26mm
  • Saddle: S-Works Romin Evo
  • Seatpost: Specialized Venge, FACT carbon
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Deva carbon

Critical measurements

  • Rider's height: 1.84m / 6ft
  • Rider's weight: 73kg / 161lbs
  • Saddle height from bottom bracket: 760mm
  • Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 740mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 8.01kg / 17.7lb

Check out the gallery above for a closer look at the world champ's bike.

Colin Levitch

Staff Writer, Australia
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides in Sydney, Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his former European pro father convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he enjoys the occasional mountain bike ride, too.
  • Discipline: Road, mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Tarmac mountain climbs into snow-covered hills
  • Current Bikes: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Trek Top Fuel 9
  • Dream Bike: Mosaic Cycles RT-1
  • Beer of Choice: New Belgium La Folie
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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