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Ventum is quickly becoming a household name for those in the drop bar scene. The brand started with slick, aerodynamic road bikes and, in 2020, moved towards the gravel side of life with its first gravel offering, the impressive GS1. Photo: Brett Rothmeyer We loved the first iteration of the Ventum GS1, so much so that it received our Editors Choice award for 2020 . It was not without its shortcomings, though, and the world of gravel and gravel racing has changed rapidly in the past three years. What seemed like an ample amount of tire clearance then is now equal to a cyclocross bike. The same is said for trends in gravel geometry. It seems that Ventum was listening, gathering ideas, and prototyping.
After much feedback from their gravel racing athletes and the riding world at large, Ventum quickly updated its flagship gravel machine. In pursuit of creating a fast gravel race bike, Ventum opted for larger tire clearance, a longer wheelbase, and tweaked the geometry for better handling off the pavement. What’s new — Ventum GS1 2023
At first glace, the GS1 has a very different look from the previous model. The previous model shared more characteristics of a cyclocross bike, while the new version looks like an aero-gravel design. The most notable being the swooped seat stays, a beefed up front end, and a longer wheelbase. Ventum GS1 […]
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