Marcel Kittel is one of the first professional cyclists to win a road race on a disc brake road bike. Here's a look at his Specialized Venge ViAS disc.
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Marcel Kittel got his 2017 season underway in a winning manner at the Dubai Tour. And, significantly, he's winning on disc brakes, making him one of the first riders to be doing so.
His custom painted Specialized Venge ViAS disc bike combines aerodynamics and presumably significantly more powerful braking. He rides Specialized's in house brand Roval for the wheels, a Specialized seat and runs Shimano throughout the bike including levers, brakes, chainset, cassette and Dura Ace Di2 front mech and rear derailleur.
Frame and forks: Specialized Venge ViAS Disc
Handlebars: Vision Metron 5D
Stem: Vision Metron 5D
Saddle: Specialized Romin
Front Mech: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Chainset: Shimano Dura Ace
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace
Powermeter: 4iii two-sided powermeter
Bike weight: 7.95kg
Supacaz bar tape, custom paintwork, Tacx bottle cages, and he's racing on disc brakes... How cool is that!
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