Tour de France pro bike: Mark Cavendish's S-Works Venge

Glittery green 49cm aero rocket, with a 140mm stem

This article first appeared on Bikeradar.

British sprint star Mark Cavendish will start the 2014 Tour de France — in England — aboard a custom-painted Specialized S-Works Venge. After previously riding a 52cm frame, Cav switched to a size 49cm frame and is now using a 140mm stem to get low and long.

Specialized partnered with McLaren for the sparkling paint job, which matches Cav's car, team officials said. Compared to Specialized paint jobs of the past, the logos on this frame are relatively subtle.

Handlebar tape is from Supacaz, the company run by Specialized founder Mike Sinyard's son, Anthony.

Check out the gallery here, and the specs below, for all the details.

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Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

Frameset: Specialized S-Works Venge, 49cm
Stem: Zipp SL Sprint, 140mm
Handlebars: Zipp Service Course SL-70, 42cm
Handlebar tape: SuperCaz
Brakes: SRAM Red 22
Shift/brake levers: SRAM Red 22
Front derailleur: SRAM Red 22
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 22
Cassette: SRAM PG-1170, 11-26T
Chain: SRAM PC-1170
Crankset: Specialized S-Works, 170mm
Chainrings: SRAM
Power meter: Quarq
Pedals: Look Keo Blade
Wheels: Zipp 404 tubulars
Tyres: Specialized All Round tubulars
Saddle: Specialized Toupe
Seat post: Specialized Venge
Computer: Garmin Edge 510
Bottle cage: Tacx Tao
Other accessories: SRAM Garmin mount

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.75m (5ft 8in)
Reach, saddle tip to bar: 53cm
Drop, saddle top to handlebar top: 7cm
Saddle height: 70cm
Stem length: 140mm


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