Mark Cavendish's Specialized McLaren Venge

Published on May 3rd 2013


Mark Cavendish's bike for the 2013 Giro is the Specialized McLaren Venge that has brought him so many victories in the past. Follow GCN on YouTube: Cav's move to Omega Pharma Quick Step in 2013 from Team Sky in 2012 sees him reunited with the areo Specialized Venge designed in association with McLaren that has brought him so much success in the past. Using the SRAM Red groupset, OPQS are still using the 20 speed system rather than the newer 22 speed Red system. Cavendish is using 53-39 chainrings rather than the slightly larger 54-39 rings of some other sprinters, and opts for a wide rang cassette at 11-25 for a wider gear ratio even on flatter stages. Music: You and Ewan - 1988: