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Marcel Kittel's 2016 Specialized EQS Venge - Gallery

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Marcel Kittel's 2016 EQS Venge.

Marcel Kittel's 2016 EQS Venge. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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The integrated rear brake caliper in detail.

The integrated rear brake caliper in detail. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel's sleek 2016 Specialized EQS Venge.

Marcel Kittel's sleek 2016 Specialized EQS Venge. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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A streamlined front brake for maximum aerodynamics.

A streamlined front brake for maximum aerodynamics. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel's S-Works stem is slammed low.

Marcel Kittel's S-Works stem is slammed low. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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The front brake is tucked away behind the fork.

The front brake is tucked away behind the fork. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Roval Rapide CLX 60 wheels.

Roval Rapide CLX 60 wheels. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel's decal sits discreetly on the seat stay.

Marcel Kittel's decal sits discreetly on the seat stay. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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The EQS 2016 Venge boasts an integrated rear brake.

The EQS 2016 Venge boasts an integrated rear brake. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel uses Shimano's electronic Di2 groupset.

Marcel Kittel uses Shimano's electronic Di2 groupset. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Kittel's drivetrain in detail.

Kittel's drivetrain in detail. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2.

Marcel Kittel uses Shimano Dura-Ace Di2. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Roval Rapide CLX 60 wheels.

Roval Rapide CLX 60 wheels. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel's 2016 EQS Venge.

Marcel Kittel's 2016 EQS Venge. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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The cockpit of Marcel Kittel's 2016 Specialized EQS Venge.

The cockpit of Marcel Kittel's 2016 Specialized EQS Venge. (Image credit: Brakethrough Media)
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Marcel Kittel steps out of the team hotel

Marcel Kittel steps out of the team hotel (Image credit: Sadhbh O'Shea)
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Marcel Kittel and Dan Martin ride side by side during the training ride

Marcel Kittel and Dan Martin ride side by side during the training ride (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Marcel Kittel’s switch from Giant-Alpecin to Etixx-QuickStep over the winter sees a change of bike for the German fast man, who lines up on Specialized for the first time in his professional career in 2016.

Kittel will ride the EQS Venge in 2016 and Cyclingnews got a first look at his new steed during the Etixx-QuickStep training camp in Calpe last week. This gallery, shot by Brakethrough Media, shows some of the details of the bike that Kittel hopes will carry him to renewed success after a trying 2015 campaign.

Equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and Roval Rapide CLX 60 wheels, Kittel’s bike is finished with a simple, sleek and business-like black paint job.

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