As the official sponsor of the 2016 and 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Florida-based Ventum continues to dig deeper into the triathlon scene with their latest bike, the Ventum Z. Built using the brand’s patented frame design which forgoes a downtube and seatstays, the Z-shaped frame was wind tunnel tuned for maximum aerodynamics.
Available as a frame or complete bike, the new Ventum Z was designed to offer riders a platform with uncompromising performance without sacrificing the ability to customize the bike to individual needs. The most noticeable feature of the Ventum Z is the integrated hydration tank built into the toptube. With a capacity of 1.4 liters, the Ventum Z was designed for long-course events and big training days.
Positioned just below the brand’s flagship bike, the Ventum One (which can run up to $32,500!!), the MSRP for a Z frame starts at a respectable $2,850. A complete bike with mechanical Shimano drivetrain begins at $3,500, and an Ultegra Di2 build costs $5,500. That’s considerably less than the entry-level Ventum One model which starts at $6,875.
The most distinguishing difference between the One and Z models is perhaps the fork. Whereas the One has an elegantly sleek integrated front brake caliper, the Z uses a more traditional stopper. The build spec on the Ventum Z also keeps the price more approachable.
Sold in five sizes, the hydration tank is offered in eight colors for extra personalization. Bikes are available for purchase with either training wheels or deep section carbon race-day wheels. All Ventum Z bikes are built with 3T Vola aero bars and ship direct to consumers via Ventum’s White Glove delivery service to ensure the bikes not only arrive safely but tuned and ready for the road.
The new Ventum Z was created to offer triathletes the superbike experience without the superbike price tag. For more details visit the Ventum website.