After revealing Peter Sagan’s custom-painted Specialized Tarmac back in October, and the Venge ViAS that the world champion rode during the 2016 season so far, now the American brand updated Sagan’s ViAS layout for the 2016 Tour de France.
As you’d expect from a man a has previously released a Grease tribute video as a New Year’s present to his fans, it is not the most understated bike in the pro peloton, with a largely black paintjob lit up with flecks of shiny paint in the colours of the rainbow bands.
The camouflage pattern that Sagan has used on many of his bikes over the previous few years is also updated in rainbow colours, while the Slovak’s personal logo still adorns the seat tube. As a final touch, the names of all of the previous world road race champions are included in the white of the S-Works logo on the down tube.
The bike itself is the same as the one that Sagan and Mark Cavendish used for the opening stages of last year’s Tour de France. This means innovative positioning of the brakes behind the seat tube and fork, and an integrated bar and stem combo which also contains all the brake and gear cables, which don’t see daylight until they exit the frame close to their final destination.
As is the case with most of the pro peloton, Sagan’s Tinkoff squad are using a full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset (Sagan will ride with a 54/42 chainset and an 11-28t cassette), although combined with an SRM power meter and a CeramicSpeed bottom bracket. This is combined with Specialized’s in-house Roval wheels (the CLX60s on the bike shown here), topped with Specialized Turbo 26mm tyres.
Completing the bike you have Supacaz bar tape, Look Ti pedals, Tacx bottle cages, CeramicSpeed bearings and a Prologo Nack Scratch 2 saddle.