Friday, March 18, 2011

Specialized’s McLaren Venge Aero Road Bike , Under 3kg ! Sub 5 lbs !!! Is that possible

Specialized's McLaren Venge Aero Road Bike Will be a Winner This WeekendBike company Specialized has worked with F1 racers McLaren to come up trumps with the McLaren Venge road bike, which will be used this weekend in the Milan-San Remo competition by Mark Cavendish, who won back in 2009.

As you can probably tell, Specialized is asking quite a bit of moolah for this one—over $8,000, in fact, though I'm reliably informed that that's not bad for a bike of this caliber. That's for the McLaren Venge, which will be available in September, but there'll be a cheaper one out at the tail-end of April, called the S-Works Venge.

It may be a road bike, but it's taken on some of the elements of an "aero" bike, weighing just 950g for the frame, and 2.07kg with everything screwed on (for the McLaren, anyway—the S-Works will weigh a bit more, at 2.18kg.)

Best of luck to the Milan-San Remo riders this weekend—we'll be watching out for news of Cavendish's winning streak continuing with the McLaren. [Specialized via BikeRadar]

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