Peloton Week in Tech: July 30th – August 5th
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The all new FR and VR from Felt, the Venge finally goes disc, paint inspired by Rio2016 and More!
With the Tour de France behind us, we got back to actually riding bikes instead of just watching other people ride bikes. We began the Peloton Week in Tech at Felt’s HQ in Irvine, California to ride two all new platforms. Then it was the first ride of the long anticipated Specialized Venge disc, which we followed up with a Paddock full of new products. The week that was finished off with a look at a new paint scheme that changes color from Specialized, inspired by and destined for the Olympic Games in RIO, which get under way Saturday with the men’s road race.
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The New Felt FR and VR
Felt’s new carbon racing machine, the FR, has a legacy rooted in the thoroughbred F-series race tuned frames of the past. The new FR has a clean look, stripped of most cosmetic features and focused on being a lightweight, stiff, yet comfortable all-around build from the Irvine, California based company.
Read: Need for Speed: Felt Introduces the FR
It’s difficult not to look at a bike manufacturer and find some kind of gravel-grinding, dirt-conquering, adventure-seeking, but road-looking model in the stable. More and more riders are interested in veering off the tarmac and onto a plethora of trails, fire roads and other options at their disposal. Of course, this terrain is likely to deliver more flats, a whole lot less traffic and definitely tons more fun. Introducing Felt’s answer to the craze, the VR.
Read:Variable Horizons: Felt’s New VR
The Specialized Venge Disc Expert
Truncated airfoils, dropped seat stays, completely hidden cables and the new Aerofly bar give the Venge ViAS its aero credentials while a bottom bracket stiffer than the new Tarmac shows the bike has both Kittel and Sagan in mind. The new disc version is supposed to only very slightly effect these aerodynamics.
Read: 2017 Specialized Venge ViAS Disc
From the Peloton Paddock
At the Peloton Service Course we aim to make these next 30 days of pure, sun-shining bliss as enjoyable and memorable as possible. To help with that we bring you Science in Sport nutrition, a White Lightning product for your summer bike projects, a handy multi-tool from LighterBro and a new helmet from Rudy Project.
Read: Peloton Paddock – SiS, White Lightning, LighterBro & Rudy
Inspired by the Olympic torch and the many athletes that will be using Specialized’s products in Rio, the California based brand has delivered a collection of products with striking paint jobs that actually change color depending on the ambient temperature.
Read: Specialized Launches ‘Torch Edition’ Inspired by Rio 2016