Photo Credit: JB Badenhorst (@badiejb)

What goes into designing a bike for a World Champion Javier Gomez? A lot of details! We got a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Javier’s bike design, build and fit alongside the talented crew at Specialized including Head Road Designer Ron Jones. Here’s what Jones had to say of the 2016 build:

“The goal of the design was to present a clean high-contrast graphic with a fair bit of world champion flair. I wanted the bike to look drastically different from Javier’s last Venge while still representing him as an athlete. From the alloy and black paint to the rainbow stripes, gold stars and head badge I feel people will instantly recognize it as a champions bike when they see it.”

Javier’s brand new Specialized Venge is equipped with the following:

Groupset: Sram Red eTap 2 x 11 (53/11)
Wheels: Roval CLX 64
Cranks: Specialized S-Works 172.5
Saddle: S-Works Power Saddle 143mm
Tires: Specialized Turbo Cotton Tires 24mm (Usually race on 26mm)
Custom Spray done by: Luma Colours in Italy
Venge ViAS S-Works Aeroflot Handlebar 25 rise 420mm
Stars to match his World Titles.

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