The 3T Strada is a game-changing aero road bike, designed around wide tyres for speed and comfort.
The 3T STRADA bike features components from leading companies; SRAM, Sella San Marco, Pirelli and of course 3T.
SRAM Red eTAP 1x for shifting, braking and drivetrain duties was an obvious choice. The latest technology in 1x12 speed drivetrains gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t.
At 3T we design for real-world aerodynamics at realistic speeds. Sometimes that clashes with conventional wisdom, even on something as fundamental as aero tube design. Aero tubes are designed based on a series of flat 2D cross sections that connect together into a tube shape. But in the real world, the air flowing over a tube doesn't follow a flat path, it follows an arc. So we built our Arcfoil tubes as a series of curved instead of flat Sqaero cross sections. These exactly mimic the arc of the actual airflow at several points along the tubes and substantially lower the drag (the arc of the downtube logo pays homage to exactly the airflow and cross-section arc there).
The Sqaero airfoil sections of the seat tube arc for a different reason, to perfectly cover the rear tire and reduce the turbulence. Seatpost, headtube, even the seatpost clamp and dropouts are optimized aerodynamically in sometimes unexpected ways based on our real-world analysis (for example you may wonder why the area behind the lower headset isn't faired; the answer is simple, because the air doesn't flow horizontally there but spins off the front wheel almost vertically, so a horizontal fairing shape is counterproductive as it blocks the upward airflow).
Fundi Aero Fork
The Fundi has an ultra short-stack crown, which combines space for 28mm road tires with a lower crown height. This improves stiffness and moves the front wheel closer to the downtube, creating a perfect transition for the airflow. This makes not only the Fundi itself very aero, but also helps the front wheel and frame become more aero.
The crown smoothly transitions into the Sqaero profile of the legs, combining aerodynamics with better stiffness properties. The Fundi supports flat mount disc brakes with the 140/160 mm disc adaptor completely integrated into the fork leg shape. The kinked left leg connects all the relevant points in the most direct way possible, not only a visually striking design but also key to achieving a low weight and a minimal frontal area.
Wide Tyre Optimisation
The biggest factor in road bike comfort are the tires; they provide more compliance than any other part of the bike. Wider tires are better at reducing shocks from cracks, curbs, cobbles and potholes, which is why they are the norm at Paris- Roubaix. Wider tires also have lower rolling resistance, because their shorter contact patch requires less bending by the casing.
In addition, wider tyres offer an advantage on long and multi-day rides, reducing the steady drain on a rider's energy level caused by high-frequency road buzz. But aerodynamics are also important on such rides, and wide tyres tend to test poorly in the wind tunnel. However, that is to be expected if you test them with frames and parts optimized for narrow tires. The STRADA is the first aero road frame optimized for wider tires, so finally you can be fast and comfortable all the time, from the cobbles to the climbs. All day, every day, with one and the same bike.
Dispatch And Delivery
This bike is in stock and ready to be built at Saddleback, the UK home of 3T Cycling. All of our complete bikes are delivered to you fully built and fine-tuned which is done by our in-house professional mechanics. Upon delivery, all you will need to do is reattach the handlebars. We aim to dispatch all bikes within 24 hours of your order being received and then sent on a 24-hour delivery service*.
3T offers 2 years warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and 1 year for paint, decals and coating.
Strada Team Key Spec
- Frame: 3T Strada Team, unidirectional carbon using BB386 EVO Bottom Bracket and 142x12mm rear axle.
- Fork: 3T Fundi Team with custom syntace X-12 thru-axle 100x12mm.
- Seatpost: 3T Carbon Charlie Sqaero Strada.
- Handlebar: 3T Superergo Team Stealth 31.8mm (Small: 40cm, Medium: 42cm, Large 42cm, XLarge 44cm).
- Stem: 3T Apto Team Stealth (Small: 90mm, Medium 100mm, large 110mm, XLarge 120mm).
- Shifters / Brake Levers: SRAM Red eTap AXS D1.
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red eTap AXS D1.
- Crankset: SRAM Red eTap D1 Dub. ( Small 170mm, Medium 172.5mm, Large & XLarge 175mm).
- Chainring: SRAM Red eTap 46T.
- Bottom Bracket: SRAM Dub BB386.
- Chain: SRAM Red D1 12 speed.
- Freewheel / Cassette: SRAM XDR Driver Body / XG 1290 D1 10-33T 12 speed.
- Front And Rear Brake: SRAM Red Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ Sram CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotors.
- Cable: SRAM Hydraulic brake & derailleur with Sram sealed housing.
- Saddle: Sella San Marco Aspide 2 Full Fit Dynamic Narrow 2018 277mm x 132mm.
- Rims: 3T Discus C45 LTD (700c).
- Front Hub: Light aluminium hub. Centerlock brake rotor mount configuRed for 12mm x 100mm O.L.D. Thru Axle.
- Light aluminium hub. Centerlock brake rotor mount, XDR Driver Body 12 speed. Configured for 12mm x 142mm O.L.D. Thru Axle.
- Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero.
For over half a century, 3T's products have been at the forefront of cycling technology. The Italian brand's dedication to innovation and performance has resulted in victories at the sport's biggest races including world championships, the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Today, 3T has reaffirmed its connection to the sport with highly innovative frame designs that empower riders to explore cycling in new ways. Meanwhile, the Torino-born brand's leading position in the area of cockpits and seatposts means the famous 3T logo remains the mark of a true cyclist. Read more about 3T.
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