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Old 12-05-16, 11:56 PM
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Wasn't, isn't, won't ...
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Old 12-06-16, 08:20 AM
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[QUOTE=SirHustlerEsq;19229512]
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this is your bike dude


+1, disgusting.
After seeing your Santa Cruz, I don't think you should be passing judgments on anyone's bikes.
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Old 12-09-16, 08:30 PM
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Posting for a friend.

2016 Specialized Venge Vias Rocket Red / Black. Swapped the Di2 for E-Tap. Also put a KMC DLC Black and Blue chain, as well as a new 2017 S-Works crank arm. Supacaz super sticky kush bar tape with red polka dots. Stainless Speedplay Zero pedals.



2017 Specialized Allez Sprint DSW Limited / Purple and Zebra. Roval CLX64, S-Works Turbo Cotton tires. Cinelli cork zebra bar tape. Dura Ace R9100 mechanical. S-Works Quarq crankset. Specialized White power saddle. -17* 130mm S-Works stem. Purple Jockey wheels, purple skewers, and titanium stem bolts. Speedplay Zero Stainless pedals.

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Old 12-09-16, 09:16 PM
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Hot damn!!
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Old 12-09-16, 09:18 PM
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The Venge is well beyond hot, it's on a different level.

The Allez needs a Zipp cockpit and Red mechanical...

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Old 12-10-16, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
White power saddle.
Whoa whoa whoa! Easy killer.

Haha, seriously though, both bikes are great. I was never much a fan of zebra print, but that bike just changed my mind.
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Old 12-10-16, 06:50 PM
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Just say no to Zebra stripes... Miss. Black forks & white bar tape might save it.
The Venge stem reminds me of the Humpback from Notre Dame. Too much aero for visual appeal.
Both great bikes overall though, in all their moderness.
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Old 12-10-16, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxacceleration View Post
Just say no to Zebra stripes... Miss. Black forks & white bar tape might save it.
The Venge stem reminds me of the Humpback from Notre Dame. Too much aero for visual appeal.
Both great bikes overall though, in all their moderness.
I was thinking that the zebra actually works on the bike, but it needs black tires. Visually just too much going on.
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Old 12-10-16, 09:04 PM
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The zebra stripes are just gaudy. Looks like a hooker dressed for work. It's a shame because the iridescent purple has lots of potential.

The Venge always looked like it was trying too hard, like a woman with too much eye makeup. Not my cup of tea at all. I prefer the Ivory Girl.

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Old 12-10-16, 09:17 PM
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A very hot hooker.
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Old 12-10-16, 09:49 PM
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The Allez is nice. I think it looks good, but I'm weird.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post





Both are pricey, but ugly.

$$$$, does not equal "hot".
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Old 12-10-16, 10:32 PM
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A very hot hooker.
Prostitutes are not hot.


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Old 12-10-16, 11:26 PM
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That venge is straight outta tron, I say white hot. Allez looks like the sweetest NYC lesbo steed ever contrapted.. HOTT!
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Old 12-11-16, 06:59 AM
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The Venge doesn't stir my loins. The Allez stirs my loins but going in the wrong direction.
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Old 12-11-16, 12:45 PM
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I think the Allez and the Venge are both HOT!
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Old 12-11-16, 01:40 PM
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Not my cup of tea, but a hot cup of tea for some, I'm sure - triathletes, perhaps.


Not quite there yet - needs some glitter on the seatpost or something. And bar end streamers for sure.
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Old 12-11-16, 02:06 PM
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Just picked up my new toy and sister bike to the above Allez. Built by same LBS.

Allez DSW 46cm, Full SRAM Red mechanical, Ceramic Speed BB, custom wheels w/Boyd rims, Zipp SL Sprint/SL-70 Aero, Selle Italia SLR Carbonio, Titanium Speedplays, Supercaz bar tape, S-works cotton tires, Zipp titanium skewers.




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Just picked up my new toy and sister bike to the above Allez. Built by same LBS.

Allez DSW 46cm, Full SRAM Red mechanical, Ceramic Speed BB, custom wheels w/Boyd rims, Zipp SL Sprint/SL-70 Aero, Selle Italia SLR Carbonio, Titanium Speedplays, Supercaz bartap, S-works cotton tires, Zipp titanium skewers.



It's neat how such small changes as the subtler branding here and there make a big difference. This looks like the much smarter sister.
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Old 12-11-16, 06:25 PM
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Don't mind me. I am just sitting here waiting for this whole gumwall faze to be over already. And while I know that the Zipp stem is a sweet one, it looks weird where it meets the spacers.
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Old 12-11-16, 07:05 PM
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I was thinking that the zebra actually works on the bike, but it needs black tires. Visually just too much going on.
another vote to lose the gumwalls...they and fugly Brooks saddles have ruined the looks of many a bike...
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[QUOTE=noodle soup;19234763]
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After seeing your Santa Cruz, I don't think you should be passing judgments on anyone's bikes.
My Stigmata is excellent, Cipo would race it in the Monaco CX series.
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Old 12-11-16, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Both are pricey, but ugly.

$$$$, does not equal "hot".
Donatella Versace $200,000,000 net worth
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^^not quite, could be budget hot with a few tweaks.

Looks like there isn't much saddle to bar drop, so you could trim the steerer and lower the stem without breaking the back, get rid of the wheel decals, maybe get some black bottle cages. Nice bike!
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