- May 26, 2010
Yeah, I feel the pain. I got my 2011 S-Works frame last Sept. Now it's as outdated as the last cell phone I bought which came out brand new last month, along with my Mac that is nearly prehistoric at this point. Help! I can't keep up!! But I've gotta tell ya, my bike handles like a fighter jet, and being a skier too, I love the way that baby feels at high speed! And the geometry is only minimally different from the Venge, in only a couple of different places. So the Venge ain't going to make me cry too hard( just a little)Night Rider said:I read somewhere last night (Velonews maybe?) that the McLaren version frameset module was going to be USD8,000 and the S-Works USD3,800.
So, for all you S-Works owners you are now the proud owners of Specialized second tier frames
It looks ugly as hell too.
i fully concurtidean said:I have always been a fan of Specialised bikes, the zerts inserts have to be a good thing but I agree about your line on aerodynamics. There is only so much you can do with a pair of wheels with spokes & a human thrashing around in the wind. Anything past (rearwards) the handle bars, cables & flogging wheels will not benefit a great deal from aero shapes.
But McLaren is the ultimate in speed & hype, they are probably good at making carbon fibre things light & strong too. But bloody good at making things very expensive on top of it. I will be sticking with my round Ti tubes & funky retro Campag chorus running gear until I win the lottery. Then it will be an ultralight Ti frame & funky retro Record running gear.
If only it were such a bargain!Night Rider said:I read somewhere last night (Velonews maybe?) that the McLaren version frameset module was going to be USD8,000 and the S-Works USD3,800.
One can only wonder what the McLaren version will come in at.The regular S-Works Venge will be available by the end of May, and will cost $8,800 with SRAM Red, $9,200 with Shimano Dura-Ace, or $3,800 as a module.
As the name implies, the S-Works+McLaren frame was designed with the McLaren Technology Center...This extra technology will come with a bump in price, though Specialized has not yet nailed down an MSRP. The McLaren version won’t be available until late fall.
I saw somewhere GBP5000, which is an obscene loading for the name, but then Colnago and Bianchi and Ferrari and DucattiGranville57 said:If only it were such a bargain!
According the VN story:
One can only wonder what the McLaren version will come in at.
After today's win at San Remo, I would imagine that the Specialized.com server is being pushed to the limit.
murphy's law. as soon as they announced the new frame and said Cav was gonna ride it in MSR he was not going to win.Notso Swift said:I saw somewhere GBP5000, which is an obscene loading for the name, but then Colnago and Bianchi and Ferrari and Ducatti
Anyway looks like they stuffed up because Goss didn't get one of the new rigs, just Cav and his train (Renshaw + Eidsel)
Not according to Specialized:Notso Swift said:Anyway looks like they stuffed up because Goss didn't get one of the new rigs, just Cav and his train (Renshaw + Eidsel)
There must have been some serious celebrations from the engineering geek squad.Today, Matt Goss took full advantage of his talents and his S-Works+McLaren Venge, a brand new bike that made its race debut after its global launch at the fabled McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK, on Thursday, just 48 hours before the race started.
For Specialized and McLaren engineers, the day had special significance: the new S-Works + McLaren Venge that Goss rode to victory was the bike they’d collaborated together on over the past year.
...and when/if he doesn't win? What then?Benotti69 said:smart PR people would have given him the frame, said nothing and if he won used the ensuing publicity from the win to promote the new frame. But hey PR people are not the smartest.
PR lose, i am laughing at them thinking Cav was gonna win on it and not mentioning Goss had one too. They would never get my $$$s anyway.Chuffy said:...and when/if he doesn't win? What then?
They've launched a new product. You're talking about it. PR win...