Specialized\u2019s S-Works Venge isn\u2019t just another in a lineup of fast bikes. With the new Venge, Specialized pulled out their science and engineering caps and innovated a newer, faster bike. What they ended up with is a bike that\u2019s not only eight seconds faster than their ViAS over 40Km at zero degrees of yaw, but also 460 grams lighter.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe task of creating a faster bike started with finding the perfect tube shape. Using an optimization algorithm that was put into a supercomputer, Specialized\u2019s engineers put a collection of tube shapes to the test. Using their FreeFoil Shape Library, a new technology Specialized developed just for this project, Specialized was able to plug in different shapes with different aspect rations into different parts of the bike in order to test configurations of airfoil shapes with different weights, surface areas, and structural targets. If all this sounds complicated, just wait, there\u2019s more. The team also recognized that there are plenty of other contributing factors to making a bike faster. They also looked at the balance of weight and aerodynamics, and how they play into a bike\u2019s performance. Lightweight doesn\u2019t mean that structural integrity was sacrificed. The S-Works Venge has a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio. The bike\u2019s geometry was also updated to provide a more responsive front-end with a shorter wheelbase, providing better response and optimal power transfer.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThese science-based updates only touch the list of updates. There\u2019s plenty to see, if you don\u2019t miss it when it blows past.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.