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The Ventum One: Lauren Brandon’s lethal weapon

At this year's IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, Brandon put together a complete race to have a career-best finish

With no downtube and seatstays, the Ventum One turns heads. Its nontraditional geometry not only gets some stares in the transition zone but also seems to get the job to done on the road. At this year’s IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, Cody Beals set a blistering bike course record on the One, and Lauren Brandon built a commanding lead on her Ventum following a dominant swim. Then there’s Meredith Kessler, the women’s third-place finisher, who was on the Ventum One. Of the six podium finishers (men and women), half were on Ventum’s.

The bike looks cool, and it’s fast, but it also practical. With a hydration system that is second to none, those that have this bike can stay hydrated on those long training rides without having to refill water bottles. Ventum has integrated a 1.4L water bottle into the top tube of the One bike frame – reducing drag and keeping it’s rider hydrated.

What does Lauren Brandon think of the Ventum One? I’ve loved racing on the Ventum One these past three years. Everything about the Ventum makes me happy to be riding it; from how it looks, to how it feels when I ride it, to how aero and fast it is. One of my favourite aspects about the bike is the integrated hydration system because I can get through an entire half Ironman race without having to stop at any aid stations to refill.

Lauren Brandon’s Bike Set Up

Photo Courtesy of Lauren Brandon and Ventum
  • Bike: Ventum One
  • Wheels: Edco Aero Chronosport Wheels- 65mm front and 85mm rear
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9100
  • Power System: Pioneer Powermeter
  • Ceramicspeed Oversized Pulley System with Ceramicspeed UFO Racing Chain
  • Seat: ISM PN 3.0

2018 Race Results:

  • 1st Ironman 70.3 Ecuador
  • 2nd Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 2nd Ironman 70.3 Campeche
Lauren Brandon finishes second at IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant 2018.