Fresh off its updated GS1 gravel bike launch, Ventum has another update, this time to its NS1 road bike. The do-it-all road frame sees a cleaner recessed headtube with updated cable management, larger (massive) tire clearance, and a one-piece bar that ties the front end together elegantly.
Ventum NS1 — Updated Frame
The design team at Ventum focused on improving the rider’s experience on the NS1 while keeping the same geometry.
Ventum uses the Silicone EPS Double Mold Process on the GS1 and previous models. For the updated Ventum NS1 though, the design team opted for refining the carbon layup process. The new refined carbon process adds support where needed and reduces it where it’s not. The result is a lighter frame, better ride quality, stability at speed, and compliance when needed.
Like the updated Ventum GS1, the new NS1 gets direct mount and SRAM UDH (universal derailleur hanger) compatibility. The bottom bracket is a threaded T47 and will fit most spindle and chainset combinations.
The frame received a minor update as far as tube shapes are concerned as well. The NS1 has the same square-ish-shaped tubes but is now, slightly rounder. The head tube is an hourglass shape with less material around the top and down tube junctions.
Mega tire clearance
Tire clearance is now a common buzzword, and Ventum knows it. The ability to upsize tires when needed takes the useability of a frame from the road-only to all-roads. The updated NS1 comes with an impressive amount of tire clearance. The new frame can clear 35mm tires, with some room to spare. This extra clearance means mudguard installation is easy for those that train in poor weather, and gravel adventures are a tire change away.
Why not just call it a gravel bike? Well, the frame layup and geometry are best suited for the road. The frame was designed around a 30mm tire and optimized to perform with that spec.
Like the updated GS1, the new Ventum NS1 receives a head tube update. The design is a slight recess, allowing for easy spacer stacking, stem slamming, and barely noticeable cables. The top cap and cable management system is also updated, making it easier to keep the brake hoses in line.
New Ventum One-Piece Bar
Launching with the updated NS1 is an all-new Ventum one-piece bar/stem combo that feeds nicely into the recessed headtube. The bar has a cable management system that pairs well with the Ventum cabling design and incorporates an out-front bike mount.
Ventum NS1 Key Features
- New Integrated Carbon All-Road Bar is More Compliant and Features a Refined Cabeling System.
- New Tire clearance up to 700 x 35C
- Refined Carbon Layup for improved stability at speed, more compliant descending & stiffer corner performance.
- Silicone EPS Double Mold Process
- T47 Bottom Bracket
- Recessed Headtube Design with Integrated Cable Routing
- SRAM UDH & Direct Mount compatible
Ventum NS1 Geometry and Sizing
The NS1 is available in sizes XS (49), SM (51), MED (53), M/L (55), LRG (58), XL (60)
Ventum NS1 Color Options
The NS1 comes in four color options: matte earth tones with a splash of color. All colorways are available for any build option that you choose.
Available Models and Build Options
All Ventum NS1s’ are built to suit, just like the other Ventum bikes. All bikes, regardless of price, receive the same frameset. Customers can choose between Shimano and SRAM builds, with upgrade options of ENVE Wheels, Zipp 303 Fire Crest wheels, and Powermeter. For those looking to compose their own NS1 creation, it’s available in a frameset only (without a one-piece bar) for $2999.
For more information, check out: Ventumracing.com