2018 3T Strada Pro Force 1x Bike
For anyone who is really keen to get started on a 1x road bike at a reasonable price, the 3T Strada Pro complete bike with SRAM Force 1x groupset will be a fantastic place to start.
It wouldn’t be far off to consider this the unflappable little brother of the Strada Team that is currently being race by Aqua Blue in some of the biggest races on the UCI calendar. It offers all the same tech design and aero advancements that made so many waves in 2017 when 3T unveiled the Strada, but with a slightly simpler carbon layup that will add just a 100 grams or so to the overall weight. Otherwise, you can look forward to the same unbelievable mix of stiffness, comfort and aerodynamics that makes the Strada so intriguing.
That’s because they are using the same Sqaero shape to the down tube and seat tube that combine to enhance the on-the-road aerodynamics especially at the speeds we will realistically be riding. They also spec the frame with the 3T Fundi carbon fork, which has also received a lot of attention. The fork crown has been given an aero smoothing out with an easy transition to the down tube, while the fork legs are using the Sqaero truncated airfoil design which guides the airflow around the front wheels and increases front end stiffness at the same time.
But with the focus on wider tires for the Strada, 3T specs this complete build with Pirelli P Zero Velo 25mm tires which might sound odd to anyone wanting wider tires. But the folks at 3T are no dummies and aren’t fooled by labels. They say these tires turn out to measure much wider when matched with the Discus C35 PRO rim, and end up effectively being 28.3mm wide. Since comfort is key, in addition to the nice wide tire options, they have built-in frame solutions with things like the Aeroflex of the seatstays; extremely thin they add a touch of vertical flex to save your bum from unwanted shock and vibrations. They are also so thin they practically disappear out of sight of the airflow created by the mega Sqaero down tube.
And then spec’ing the Strada Pro with the faultless SRAM Force 1x groupset complete with hydraulic disc brakes, 3T introduces blissful simplicity and long term reliability into your rides. Then you’ll get the added benefit of having a 3T cockpit as well as seatpost to top off this fantastically practical and top-performing racing bike. As far as 3T are concerned, the 3T Strada Pro represents the way of the future that you can get a lot of fun out of today.
Frame: 3T Strada Pro
Fork: 3T Fundi Pro carbon, flat-mount disc
Brakes: SRAM Force flat mount hydraulic disc w/ SRAM Centerline 160mm rotors
Shifters: SRAM Force CX1 hydraulic DoubleTap
Crank: SRAM Quarq Prime Power Ready, 170mm 50T
Bottom Bracket: Aluminum / nylon press fit cups
Cassette: SRAM 11-speed PowerGlide 11-36T
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1 Type 2.1 medium cage
Chain: SRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain II w/ Powerlock
Wheelset: Discus C35 Pro
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Velo 25c
Handlebar: 3T Aeronova Team Stealth
Handlebar Tape: 3T Corius Pro
Stem: 3T Apto Pro
Seatpost: Charlie Sqaero Strada
Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide
Sizes: 48.7cm XS | 50cm SM | 50.6cm MD | 51.8cm LG | 53.3cm XL |
*Specs are subject to change. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.