3T Frame Strada Team Stealth Black

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WIDE TIRE OPTIMIZATION

Strada

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 tires 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 tires tend to test poorly in the windtunnel. 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.

 

PARADIGM SHIFT: 1XAERO

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With all aero road bike developments of the past 20 years, the drivetrain was never really tackled. So we did. The BB area – with frame, crank, chainrings, front derailleur, water bottles and rider legs – leaves little room for the air to pass through. A single ring drivetrain eliminates the front derailleur and inner ring. Thus it reduces frontal area and creates space for unobstructed air flow. And with modern cassettes (in particular the 3T Overdrive and Bailout), you still have all the gears you need.

Just think about it, 30 years ago we had 12 gears (2×6) of which only 8 were unique (the rest overlapped). Now we’re at 2×11 or even 2×12 but riders barely notice when they upgrade to an extra cog. Sometimes more is not better, it’s just more. 1x gives you the gears you need, the range you need, less complexity, less weight, less drag and less hassle.

For those who love the Strada’s speed and comfort but still prefer electronic or 2x drivetrains, we offer the Strada Due compatible with Shimano Di2, SRAM eTap and Campagnolo EPS. So the 1x Strada offers ultimate aerodynamics and comfort while the Strada Due let’s you use any of the major drivetrain brands’ electronic groups with a small aero penalty for the front derailleur and second ring.

 

REALFAST AERODYNAMICS

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FRAME SIZES: S - M - L - XL
FORK: 3T FUNDI with 12mm thru axle
BOTTOM BRACKET: BB386EVO
HEADSET: 1 1/4 - 1 1/8
SEATPOST: 3T Charlie Sqaero Strada (note: Charlie Exploro post is NOT compatible with the Strada frame)
AXLES: 3T custom - 142x12 rear (Syntace X-12), 100x12 front
BRAKES: Flatmount 140/160mm
CABLE ROUTING: Internal via interchangeable FlipTop covers for 1x11 mechanical, Di2 and eTap
FRAME WEIGHT: 970g +/- 3% (M size)
TYRE CLEARANCE: Effective width: 28mm, Wheel radius: 344mm