After a nine-month collaboration with McLaren, and after over 4 and a half years in the making, the S-Works and McLaren Venge prototype made their appearance to the world when it was released to a bevy of international media in Milan San Remo, Italy on 17 March 2011.
Available in two models, the S-Works Venge is expected to hit South African shores during June this year, whilst the much-hyped production of the McLaren Venge will make its global debut in September.
Specialized believe that they have created ‘the fastest complete performance bicycle in the world’ by combining the aerodynamics of the Shiv time trial frame with the lightweight characteristics of the Tarmac SL3.
“We’re excited to be on the forefront of such global cycling technology,” said Rob Ambler Smith, director of Le Peloton, the South African importer and distributor of the Secialized brand. “We are expecting our first shipment of the S-Works Venge to arrive mid-June, and following the global launch last month, there has been keen interest from the local public and Specialized fans.”
The expected Venge target market would be those riders looking for an all-rounder road bike, that has the ability to stand up to the challenge in triathlons by providing the ultimate combination of aerodynamics and stiffness. The price tag linked to this masterpiece will be in the region of R78, 000.00 for the S-Works Venge SRAM, and approximately R32, 000.00 for the S-Works Venge Frameset.
For more information on the Venge, visit the Specialized Venge microsite at http://venge.specialized.com/. For South African dealer enquiries and to order, contact Le Peloton on 0861 SWORKS.