McLaren has entered into the field of bicycle construction McLaren would be a name more famous for achievements in Formula 1 and the world of supercars, but one would be hard-pressed to associate the name in the realm of cycling.

And perhaps it’s for this exact reason – or Ron Dennis’ recent license suspension – that the group has developed a road bicycle in conjunction with American bike manufacturer, Specialized.

The carbon-fibre mount – dubbed the S-Works McLaren Venge – was launched at the team’s Woking-based Technology Centre on Thursday, and boasts features such as a frame that weighs less than 1 kilogram, as well as an electric gearshift mechanism.

The bike will have its debut race at the hands of veteran British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who will attempt to compete on his new mount at the Milan-to-San Remo road race.

The bike will be available for retail sale later this year, and it is expected to fetch prices upwards of US$9,000.

[Original image via S-Works + McLaren Venge official site]

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