The custom-painted Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS of world champion Peter Sagan Tinkoff’s world champion Peter Sagan will continue to bring the bling in 2016, thanks in part to the unique paint work done by Ron Jones on his new Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS.
With the elongated tube shapes of the aero bike offering a wide canvas, Specialized lead performance road graphic designer Jones assimilated a few motifs: the world champion’s rainbow, the Slovakian flag, the names of all the men’s road world champions — yes, including Lance Armstrong — and a camouflage pattern.
"The finish uses PPG’s Prizmatique to create the rainbow effect in the paint," Jones told BikeRadar . "The camo also transitions from world champ colors to the Slovak flag colors with the cross from the flag positioned through the frame graphic."
Specialized rolled out the ViAS last year as a substantial, multi-year reworking of the California company’s original Venge aero bike. In the pursuit of lower aero drag, Specialized engineers streamlined everything they could, tucking the Di2 shift wires and brake cables into the stem before routing them through the frame, and building proprietary brake calipers that sit inline behind the fork legs and down tube.
Jones collaborated with Sagan […]