Cycling is probably the only sport in which amateurs and fans can train on the same equipment and in the same arenas as their idols without a pro contract or an astronomical budget. Bikes like the 2018 Venge Expert Disc strikes the balance between World Tour performance and sensible budget. It shares most of the same characteristics of its S-Works siblings with its Rider-First Engineered frame and superlative disc brakes. One of few differences is to be found up front where there is a more traditional cockpit in place of the aggressive aero alternative.
The Rider-First Engineered frame was designed with the help of our Win Tunnel where the only goal was speed. Optimised for riders of all shapes and sizes, every tube and trailing edge has been carefully designed, the result being increased stiffness of as much as 30% over the Tarmac SL5.
Unlike its more expensive siblings which come with the ViAS system, the Venge Expert is equipped with a traditional stem and bar combo, the latter coming in the form of our S-Works Aerofly handlebars. While it does result in a slightly compromised aerodynamic profile, it makes adjustments to fit significantly easier.
It is a well-known fact that the Venge was designed first and foremost for use with disc brakes, and this model fulfils that mould. This frame was engineered to accommodate the future-proof braking system without compromising aerodynamics, and that's exactly what you get with the Venge Expert’s hydraulic discs.
To wrap up the Venge Expert, it benefits from reliable and high performance components including a Shimano Ultegra groupset and spectacular - if we do say so ourselves - Roval SLX 24 rims with DT Swiss 350 hubs. These wheels are ready for anything, just as happy on the training roads as on the start line of your local racing series. The Venge Expert Disc is an investment in speed without breaking the bank. What more could you want?