Legendary cycle component maker 3T now makes bikes too! Stop into Endurance House Twin Cities and check out the latest bikes from 3T!
There is something magical and fun about riding on a mixture of surfaces, and only the 3T EXPLORO delivers on all terrains. Its road geometry is fast on good surfaces and capable on bad ones. Its clearance for up to 2.1” mountain bike tires means nothing will stop you. And the aerodynamics are so good that even with knobby tires, it outperforms round-tube road bikes with skinny tires. There’s simply nothing else like it.
REINVENTING AERO ROAD BIKES
When you feel the stiffness of the 3T STRADA frame combine with the comfort of its wider tires, it’s a totally unique experience. In addition, you sense the speed that comes from a no-compromise focus on aerodynamics: airfoil shapes designed specifically around these wider tires, a 1x drivetrain and the tight clearances reminiscent of the fastest time trial bikes. If you like to lead from the front, the STRADA is your ticket to get there first.
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.