Used specialized bike buying sl5 or venge.

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by BravoRaider, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. BravoRaider

    BravoRaider New Member

    Oct 10, 2019
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    Good morning everyone.

    I need some guidance as I am at some cross roads for purchasing a new to me bike.

    I have settled on 3 options and ready to pull the trigger.

    I currently ride a 2010 Specialized SL3 Tarmac Expert. I don't do much group riding and am looking to get into triathlons / longer solo rides.

    Here are the 3 bikes that I need help deciding between. Feel free to ask any questions.

    2016 S-Works Venge Vias Aero Pro - $1,600
    • 2014 Sram red components
    • Trimax cranks
    • Flow 60 / 80 mm carbon wheels aluminum, rim/d.
    • Condition - Fair to good.
    2015 S-Works SL5 Dura Ace - $2,200
    • Dura Ace package
    • Carbon Roval wheels aluminum rim/d
    • Fizik saddle
    • Condition - Mint
    2018 Specialized Tarmac Comp Disc - $2,000
    • Enve Stem
    • Enve Handlebars
    • Enve Wheels
    • Enve Seat post
    • Specialized upgraded seat.
    • Condition - like new.

  2. John Cameron

    John Cameron New Member

    Jun 25, 2018
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    I recently made the jump from 2006 Tarmac to 2013 S-WORKS Venge. The geometry is nearly Identical, the Venge is just aero. All 3 of those bikes appear to be crackin good deals. With very similar bikes (on paper) I think it really comes down to 2 things(assuming all 3 are in your budget) - 1:Aesthetics. Which bike screams "ride me" the most as it sits in your garage? and 2 - which groupset has the least amount of wear?