How much would you be willing to pay for the world’s fastest bicycle? Would $12,500 be too much? Because that’s what the spectacular S-Works Venge ViAS from Specialized costs, and diehard cycling enthusiasts will let you know that the price is perfectly justified.

Most people would rather invest that kind of money into something that comes with four wheels, a roof, and a steering wheel, but this beauty was not created for most people.

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Designing the perfect frame, body and wheels was essential for achieving excellent aerodynamics. This took over 1,000 hours of development, testing and tweaking, but the effort was well worth it. Cyclists will save approximately five minutes over a 25-mile distance, according to Specialized.

Because speed is best achieved with lightweight bodies, choosing carbon fiber for the bike was a no-brainer. But to reach that remarkable level of performance, the company also developed the super-fast, super-lightweight Royal CLX 64 wheels, which perfectly complement the sleek and sturdy frame for a final product that is beautiful, fast, and an overall pleasure to ride.

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