We aren't satisfied with second fastest. Hell, why do you think we have our own Win Tunnel and the motto, "Aero is Everything?" We live and breathe aero, because we know that aerodynamic optimization is the best thing we can do to make you faster. And this philosophy has never been truer than with the new Venge. Being eight seconds faster than the ViAS, it’s not only the most aerodynamic bike on the road, but it’s also lost 460 grams. And now with SRAM RED eTAP, you’re definitively looking at the new shape of speed.
Surprisingly, our quest for the perfect tube shapes didn’t start in the Win Tunnel. It started with a new piece of technology, the FreeFoil Shape Library. Our engineers wrote an optimization algorithm and utilized a supercomputer (yes, we used an actual supercomputer) to help create new airfoil shapes with different weights, surface areas, and structural targets. Armed with this library of shapes, all with different aspect ratios, we could plug them into the different parts of the bike and test a variety of configurations to determine the fastest setup in the Win Tunnel.
Compared to the fastest aero road bike to date (the Venge ViAS), and many others in the space that we won't name here, the new Venge is eight seconds faster over 40km at zero degrees of yaw. It's also faster out on the road in all wind conditions—not just in the tunnel.
And while it's cool that the new Venge is more aero, there are other factors to fast. Striking the perfect combination of weight and aerodynamics plays a crucial role in a bike’s overall performance. A bike that’s strictly aero will feel great on the flats, but it'll suffer on the climbs and in quick accelerations. A bike that’s strictly lightweight, however, will suffer on everything but the steepest climbs. So, not only did we make the Venge more aero than the ViAS, but we also took 460 grams out of the module weight. This means we saved 240g in the frame, 25g in the fork, 107g in the cockpit, 25g in the seatpost, and 63g in small parts. So no matter the course, the Venge will prove to be the fastest option when you need to go up, down, and all around.
Much of this weight savings comes from our Rider-First Engineered™ tubes. We implemented much of the discovery from the new Tarmac's development, like different layup schedules and materials, and this culminated in a Venge that’s not only lighter, but one that also has a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio and 40% more compliance than the ViAS—no matter the frame size. And while you can't always see these changes, all it takes is one ride to feel the quick accelerations and the bump-eating compliance.
Of course, we didn't stop there. The geometry got an update, and now, it's based on over 40,000 Retül data points, as well as professional rider input. This enabled us to implement a Performance Road Geometry that perfectly combines a responsive front-end with a short wheelbase, and this delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.
Last, but certainly not least, the Venge houses some exciting new features. The new cockpit, developed in partnership with our World Tour teams, features a stem with a higher stiffness than anything we’ve ever tested, new bars that are faster, lighter, stiffer, and feature a textured pattern on the tops for extra grip and control. Next up is tire clearance—it has no problem clearing 32mm-wide tires.
The S-Works Venge comes with the best component spec around, with the all-new SRAM RED eTAP AXS groupset, hydraulic disc brakes, Roval CLX 64 Disc wheels dressed with 700x26mm Turbo Cotton tires, and even an integrated power meter in the RED AXS crankset.
FRAME S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal electric only cable routing, OSBB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
FORK S-Works FACT carbon, 100x12mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
STEM Venge integrated stem, 6-degree
TAPE Roubaix S-Wrap
SADDLE S-Works Power, carbon rails, carbon base, synthetic leather
SEATPOST 2019 S-Works Venge aero seatpost, FACT carbon
SEAT BINDER Venge integrated two-piece wedge
HANDLEBARS S-Works Aerofly II
FRONT BRAKE SRAM RED eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM RED eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM RED eTAP AXS, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM RED eTAP AXS, 12-speed
CASSETTE SRAM RED XG-1290, 12-speed, 10-33t
CRANKSET SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35T
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM DUB for BB30
CHAIN SRAM RED 12-speed
FRONT WHEEL Roval CLX 64 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 64mm depth, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h
REAR WHEEL Roval CLX 64 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 64mm depth, DT Swiss 240 internals, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h
FRONT TIRE Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm
REAR TIRE Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm
INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight, 80mm Presta valve
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
49 52 54 56 58 61
CRANK LENGTH 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 300mm 300mm 300mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
SADDLE WIDTH 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
REACH 378mm 383mm 387mm 398mm 405mm 411mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 508mm 531mm 540mm 562mm 577mm 595mm
STACK 504mm 517mm 534mm 555mm 581mm 602mm
WHEELBASE 972mm 975mm 978mm 991mm 1005mm 1012mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
FRONT CENTER 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm 606mm 613mm
BB DROP 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB HEIGHT 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 455mm 480mm 495mm 518mm 537mm 567mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 104mm 115mm 133mm 153mm 180mm 200mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 736mm 756mm 773mm 795mm 817mm 841mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
TRAIL 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm