The Ventum NS1, equipped with disc brakes and capable of fitting 30c tires, is an aerodynamic road bike designed to withstand the steepest of climbs. To put the NS1 to the test, we traveled to Empire Pass; a climb that averages 7-9% grades and summits at just under 9,000 feet. Mostly impassable during the winter, the steepness of the climb and harsh conditions made it the perfect venue to test the unique features of the NS1.