The Manx Missile downsizes in search of more speed


Frame: Specialized S-Works Venge, 49cm
Fork: Specialized S-Works FACT
Headset: 1 1/8-to-1 3/8in tapered w/ CeramicSpeed bearings
Stem: Zipp SL Sprint, 120mm x -12°
Handlebar: Zipp SL, 42cm (c-c)
Tape: Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix
Front brake: SRAM Red 22 DoubleTap
Rear brake: SRAM Red w/ Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro pads
Brake levers: SRAM Red w/ Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro pads
Front derailleur: SRAM Red 22
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red 22
Shift levers: SRAM Red 22 DoubleTap
Cassette: SRAM PG-1170, 11-26T
Chain: SRAM PC-1170
Crankset: Specialized S-Works w/ QuarQ power meter, 170mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Specialized OSBB w/ CeramicSpeed bearings
Pedals: Look KéO 2
Wheelset: Zipp 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher
Front tire: Specialized Roubaix Pro 700x23/25c
Rear tire: Specialized Roubaix Pro 700x23/25c
Saddle: Specialized S-Works Toupe, 143mm
Seatpost: Specialized S-Works Venge
Bottle cages: Tacx Tao (2), SRAM QuickView computer mount
Critical measurements

Rider's height: 1.75m (5ft 8in)
Rider's weight: 75kg (165lb)
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 680mm
Saddle setback: 40mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 467mm
Seat tube length (c-c): 400mm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 526mm
Saddle-to-bar drop: 70mm
Head tube length: 100mm
Top tube length: 518mm (effective)