Specialized was in the process of creating a custom S-Works Venge ViAS road bicycle for Nicky Hayden when he tragically lost his life in a collision with a motorist while training on his bicycle in Italy. Bicycles riding is an essential part of most professional motorcycle athletes’ training programs and Nicky was an extremely avid cyclist. The component spec on this bike features the absolute best for the true champion that Nicky was, including the brand-new Shimano Dura Ace Di2 R9170 electronic drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, Roval CLX 50 Limited Edition carbon fiber wheels with gold outline graphics, Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS Special Edition Peter Sagan World Champion Frame set, and every other bell and whistle you would expect to find on an S-Works Tour de France-level pro road bike. The Hayden family wanted this bicycle to be shared with the world and would love for it to end up with one of Nicky’s fans. They decided to raffle it off with all the proceeds benefiting the memorial fund recently set up in Nicky’s Name; The Nicky Hayden Memorial Fund https://cflfund.net/netcommunity/hayden. This fund will go to support causes that were close to Nicky’s heart. This one-of-a-kind Venge ViAS was designed specifically to fit Nicky Hayden and meet his training needs; however, some parts can potentially be modified to suit riders ranging in height from approximately 5’6” to nearly 6’ tall. The Venge ViAS is a high-performance racing bicycle with servicing required by a mechanic who has undergone specified training protocols. Any fit desired adjustments are to be performed by an authorized Specialized retailer, and any associated expenses are the responsibility of the raffle winner. This bike is valued at approximately $10,000 USD.
On May 17, 2017, Hayden was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Italy. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and died five days later in a local hospital… [read more]
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