3T was set up to think big, think outside the box and provide the very finest to each and every consumer. The 2018 STRADA frame justifies just that, it reinvents the aero road bike. But “aero road” doesn’t do it justice, as it’s not just extremely aero but also very comfortable. How can one bike be both? The key elements are tyre size optimization and a paradigm shift for the drivetrain, combined with a lightbulb moment designing new aero shapes.
Wide tyre optimisation
The STRADA is the first aero road frame that is optimized for wider tyres, 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
Sometimes more is not better, it’s just more; more weight, more drag, more gear overlap and more complexity. So instead of 2x11 with 14 effective gears, a front derailleur, a second ring and a second shift lever, 1x11 gives you the gears you need, the range you need, fewer components, less weight, less drag and less hassle.
Instead of a bulky, un-aero crown, 3t minimize its size. This improves the crown’s aerodynamics and moves the front wheel closer to the downtube, creating a perfect transition for the airflow.
Sqaero fork legs
The Sqaero fork airfoil only has a small truncation, perfect to guide the airflow around the front wheel and boost fork stiffness. Different left & right profiles are used to counteract braking forces.
The Fundi supports flat mount disc brakes with 140/160mm rotors. The disc adaptor to switch between 140 and 160 is completely integrated into the left fork leg shape.
The Fundi connects all the relevant points (axle, brake mount, crown) the most direct way possible, achieving a low weight and a minimal frontal area with the visually striking design.
Frame Sizes - S - M - L - XL
Fork - 3T FUNDI 12mm thru axle
Bottom Bracket - B386EVO
Headset - 1 1/4 - 1 1/8
Seatpost - 3T Charlie Sqaero Strada (CHARLIE EXPLORO 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, ETap
Frame Weight - 970g +/- 3% (M size)
Tyre Clearance - Effective width: 28mm, Wheel radius: 344mm (wheel radius)
Colour - Red (TEAM)
Included in the box - Frame, fork, headset, seatpost, seatpost internal clamp, front and rear thru-axle, 2 rear derailleur hangers, noise-cancelling foam sleeve for rear derailleur housing and brake hose