After teasing their newest ride at Kona, Ventum is venturing down new roads with something other than a Tri bike. Like the Ventum One, the Ventum NS1 is designed to be their take on the perfect aero road bike.
Fitted with disc brakes, clearance for 30mm tires, and UCI legal aerodynamics and weight (barely), the NS1 is vying for the aero road bike top spot. Because of that, it has an equally high end price tag of $5,000 for the frameset. To be fair, this is still $500 less than a Specialized S-Works Venge frameset. Complete Shimano Ultegra Di2 builds start at $6,900, and completes with Dura Ace Di2 with a Ceramic Speed upgrade kit start at $9,200. All of the builds can be custom configured using their online bike builder starting with the three colors shown here, with Ventum claiming more than 60,000 possible configurations. When you’re ready to order, you can even get white glove delivery, built, and fit from your local VeloFix franchise.
While it’s certainly a pricey ride, Ventum has a unique Trade Up program that may help lessen the blow to your wallet. If you have a bike that you want to trade in, you’ll send Ventum photos and information, which they’ll send to The Pro’s Closet for appraisal. From there, Ventum will offer you 110% of the value offered by The Pro’s Closet to put toward your new bike. You have two weeks to decide to accept the offer – if you do, you ship your old bike off to The Pro’s Closet and Ventum ships you your new ride.