The guys at GCN compiled the top ten bikes and top manufacturers of pro cycling for 2016 and Specialized topped the list of manufacturers. Scott, Cervelo, Pinarello and Giant did well, as you would assume but the Venge ViAS and the Tarmac were Sixth and First respectively. It makes sense as the ViAS is a very “stage specific” bike – it’s only used by sprinters and Peter Sagan on specific stages of races. The Tarmac, on the other hand (and also ridden by Sagan), is an exceptional all-around bike. It’s light, stiff, fast, and “kinda” aero.
It should be fairly well known that we are a Specialized family with five Specialized bikes in the bike room. My Venge, my wife’s Alias, my youngest daughter’s Dolce, my eldest’s Secteur Elite and my Rockhopper Sport Disc 29’er.