We take a close look at Mark Cavendish's Specialized S-Works Venge, made for the 2014 Tour de France
Mark Cavendish Specialized Venge CVNDSH edition Credit: Andy Jones
Specialized has produced a CVNDSH Venge for the Tour de France, just for sprint ace Mark Cavendish.
Cavendish’s 49cm frame is finished with white seat stays, top tube and down tube with dark metallic green chain stays, seat tube, forks and then that green is carried through to a strip on the underside of the down tube and on the top side of the top tube. There’s also a lime green carriage line on the down tube.
Mark Cavendish goes for a training ride before the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 in Yorkshire
CVNDSH logo in lime green on the aero seat tube. Carbon Tacx bottle cages
Cavendish signature on the fork crown.
The green metallic flake paintwork on the top tube. Neat cable routing.
O-P-Q-S tape marks the seat pin height.
Interesting seat pin clamp solution to the aero design.
Carbon framed S-Works Toupe saddle.
Cavendish was using Zipp 404 Firecrests with Specialized dual compound tubs on the Thursday ride.
Chunky Zipp SL Sprint stem and star form “Body Geometry Fit” stem/steerer cap.
Green spotted bar tape on the Zipp SL88 bars.
SRAM Red levers.
SRAM Chain Catcher.
The metallic green paint work is subtly graduated on the chain stays with the Specialized logo etched in to the finish.
S-Works chainset with QUARQ power meter. SRAM 53/39 rings. 170mm crank arm length.
Look Keo blade carbon pedals.
Reverse of pedal with aero cover.