Specialized's McLaren Venge Aero Road Bike Will be a Winner This Weekend

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Bike company Specialized has worked with F1 racers McLaren to come up trumps with the McLaren Venge road bike, which will be used this weekend in the Milan-San Remo competition by Mark Cavendish, who won back in 2009.

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As you can probably tell, Specialized is asking quite a bit of moolah for this one—over $8,000, in fact, though I'm reliably informed that that's not bad for a bike of this caliber. That's for the McLaren Venge, which will be available in September, but there'll be a cheaper one out at the tail-end of April, called the S-Works Venge.

It may be a road bike, but it's taken on some of the elements of an "aero" bike, weighing just 950g for the frame, and 2.07kg with everything screwed on (for the McLaren, anyway—the S-Works will weigh a bit more, at 2.18kg.)

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Best of luck to the Milan-San Remo riders this weekend—we'll be watching out for news of Cavendish's winning streak continuing with the McLaren. [Specialized via BikeRadar]

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Are they using 2007 technology? Just curious, since that's the McLaren MP4-23 from the 2008 world championship in the background.

(the race-car-looking thing in the stall)

If so, it would still be pretty good. Those F1 guys are pretty slick.