Used specialized bike buying sl5 or venge.


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Oct 10, 2019
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.
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?

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