I just received my new '12 Breezer Venturi, which I had built up with Athena Carbon 11 speed, rolling on Ksyrium Equipe Ss. It came out great, in my opinion, although I'm wondering what I was thinking going with white wheels; they're gonna be impossible to keep clean!
I was really taken in by the steel tech in this bike; it's the world's first post-weld heat treated, hydroformed steel road frame (according to Breezer). I wanted a modern bike, and I love steel, so the Venturi was really a perfect combo for me. With only 149 of these 2012, 35th anniversary frames produced, I was really happy to get one, especially since I don't care as much for the paint on the '13s.
This is the Large size, with a 54cm c-c seat tube. Stem is a 100mm +6˚ rise unit. It's set up for me as a 6'er, which I mention because when I was trying to decide which size to get-- the sizing/geometry is a little funky-- I could scarcely find any good info, so maybe this will be of help to someone else who's trying to visualize what the setup will be like.
It hit the scale at 18.5lbs without pedals; I fitted it with Mavic Race SL Ti pedals, which came in at precisely 220gms, so if I did the math right, that's rolling at 19lbs, which ain't bad for a steel frame in my size, and no particularly trick, light, go-fast bits.
It's too snowy out for a ride, so I've got to get my kicks staring at it until the weather breaks. I figured it would be more fun talking some Breezer talk, too, so ergo, this thread. I don't have anything profound to say, but maybe other Venturi owners will chime in with pics and thoughts!