Jamis Ventura Race review

Jamis Ventura, sportive bikes
Cycling Weekly Verdict

So I do like the Jamis Ventura Race, but it has all the hallmarks of a bike designed for people who are chasing age-group records and getting gold medals in their sportives - not those who simply want to get round wearing the biggest grin possible.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Lightest bike in this test

  • +

    Good component spec

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    'Racy' riding position

  • -

    No room for mudguards

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