A Technicolor Steed
The World Champion’s New Bike Is Here. And It’s Gorgeous.
New year, new team, new bike, same World Champion. Peter Sagan won his second world title in a row this past year and is set to light up the peloton again in 2017 aboard a brand-new Specialized S-Works Venge. The bike is more or less unchanged from the previous model, except for the paint scheme. Specialized’s lead road designer Ron Jones selected a paint that is mostly black, but exhibits prismatic colors when the light hits it — representing the rainbow stripes of the world champion jersey. It’s subtly flashy in all the right ways.