Marcel Kittel became the first rider to win a stage of the Tour de France on disc brakes on stage 2, and yesterday he bagged a second win on his custom Specialized Venge ViAS Disc. Today we take a look at the fastest bike in the world.
The Venge ViAS Disc is a bike built for sheer speed, with over 1000 hours of testing and prototyping in Specialized’s purpose built Win Tunnel. The frame is made from Specialized’s top-level FACT 11r carbon fibre and features fully integrated cable routing, and the FACT carbon fork is designed to reduce aerodynamic drag. Kittel’s custom graphics are inspired by the CERN particle accelerator and were created by Specialized designer Ron Jones.
Kittel’s Tour de France bike is equipped with Shimano’s Dura-Ace R9170 hydraulic disc brakes and Dura-Ace R9100 Di2 groupset. The integrated Vision Metron 5D stem and handlebars enhance the aerodynamic profile and the Roval CLX 64 wheels are the fastest in Specialized’s range.
- FACT 11r carbon frame is Rider-Engineered and features fully integrated cabling.
- Roval CLX 64 tubeless ready wheelset provide the ultimate in speed and performance.
- Integrated bars and stem enhance aerodynamic profile.
- First disc-brake equipped bike to win a Tour de France stage.