The new Jamis Ventura Comp has been released and is winning a lot of editors over with rave reviews.  The Jamis Ventura Comp has had a great history of winning editorial awards for being the best new entry level bike and this year is no different.  Let’s take a look at the new Jamis Ventura Comp.

Jamis Ventura Comp Specifications

Weight – 20.90 pounds (54 cm frame)

Frame – Kinesis 7005 double aluminum

Components – Sora front derailleur and shifters, FSA Vero crankset, Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur, Selle San Marco Ischia Arrowhead saddle, Mavic CXP 22 inch rims, full carbon composite fork

Jamis Ventura Comp Weight is Average

The weight of this bike will be comparable to other bikes such as the Specialized Allez Comp Compact M2 Apex and it is pretty standard for the price range of this bike.  Also 20.9 pounds is pretty good for an Aluminum based frame.  It may not be as light as a higher end bike such as the Cervelo R5 but you also are not paying as much for a few pounds of a heavier bike.

Jamis Ventura Comp Comfort

Most editorial reviews have found the bike to be one of the best entry level bikes you can find.  It also comes with wheels that are somewhat colorful.

As far as the ride and comfort, it is very good for the price rang of the bike.  Many compare the ride as being pretty close to some of the higher end Jamis bike lines.

Jamis Ventura Comp Price

The Jamis Ventura Comp lists at very reasonable $950.  Other comparable bikes include the Trek Ion Super from the Gary Fisher collection which lists for $1650, the Trek 1.2 listing for $910, the Specialized Allez Sport Compact which goes for $920, the Fuji Roubaix 3.0 coming in at $949, and the Giant Defy 2 that lists for $1100.

All of these bikes are of similar quality and price.  The key is finding the bike that works for your needs.

Who Should Buy the New Jamis Ventura Comp?

The bike is obviously an entry level bike so a newer rider is going to find this bike attractive.  Other light recreational riders will also like the bike.  It has been said that it would be a great touring or century bike to ride.

In the end it is always up to the individual but in the entry level category of bikes, the Jamis Ventura Comp offers a good choice.