The new Ventum Z was based on feedback from triathletes who reportedly told the bike brand that they wanted access to the technology developed for the company’s flagship triathlon racing bike, the Ventum One, but with more flexibility to customize the bicycle to fit their needs.
The new Ventum Z is based on a non-traditional, Z-shaped frame design. The patented frame design aims to maximize aerodynamic performance, by eliminating the downtube and seat stays, while integrating a water bottle into the top tube of the frame. Like the Ventum One, the Ventum Z features a one-piece monocoque, all carbon-fibre frame.
The new Ventum Z also includes a brand new, all carbon-fibre Z fork which was developed specifically for this bike, an aerodynamic, carbon-fibre seatpost, and an integrated hydration system. The Ventum hydration system is available in a choice of eight colours, and includes a 1.4-litre water bottle (1.2-litre for 46 cm frames), drinking straw, bite valve, and magnet kit for positioning the straw on extension bars. The water bottle is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.
All of this is included in the new Ventum Z frameset, which is available for US$2,850.
The new Ventum Z is also available as a complete bike with a choice of a Shimano mechanical groupset (with Ultegra derailleurs and Dura Ace bar-end shifters) or Shimano’s latest Ultegra Di2 groupset for electronic shifting. The included 3T Vola aero bars are made of lightweight, hydroformed aluminium. Riders can complete a Ventum Z with Edco carbon-fibre race wheels or a Vision all-alloy wheelset.
Ventum Z complete bikes start at US$3,500.