Throw your leg over tomorrows road bike. The Strada Due has every conceivable technology in one bike. It's absolutely aero yet comfortable to ride because of it's larger tires and disc brakes with thru axles make the rider feel in control at all time. That's with nothing said about it's amazing profile.
he 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.
At 3T we design for real world aerodynamics at realistic speeds. This means we test at 20mph (32kmh) and 30mph (48kmh), we test with bottles and other “difficult parts” for aero optimization, and sometimes we even test dirty and muddy bikes (see the Explorofor that).
But most importantly, we want to design frames that are fast with realistic tires. It’s no use that a bike tests fast with 21mm tires if the rider puts 25’s on. It’s even worse if the rider would have preferred 28mm tires that don’t even fit!
|Frame||Strada Due Team Stealth|
|Fork||3T Fundi TEAM flat mount disk brake for 12mm thru axle|
|Stem||Apto Team Stealth|
|Handlebar||Superergo Team Stealth|
|Headset||IS 42/28.6 I IS 47/33 upper: 41.8 SSC (1-1/8), lower: 46.9 SSC (1-1/4), alloy tc 8.3mm, no crown race|
|Shifters and Brake Levers||Sram Red eTap AXS|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram Red eTap AXS|
|Front Derailleur||Sram Red eTap AXS braze-on|
|Crankset||Sram Red eTap Dub|
|Chainring||Sram Red eTap 48-35T|
|Bottom Bracket||Sram Dub BB386|
|Chain||Sram Red 12 speed|
|Freewheel / Cassette||Sram XDR Driver Body / XG 1290 10-28T 12 speed|
|Brakes||Sram Red Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ Sram CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotor|
|Cables||Sram Hydraulic brake & derailleur with Sram sealed housing|
|Saddle||Sella San Marco Aspide 2 Full Fit Dynamic Narrow 2018 277mm x 132mm|
|Wheelset||Discus C45 LTD (700c)|
|Spokes||Sapim CX Ray Straight pull, stainless steel, black finish, double butted, 24F/24R|
|Tires||Pirelli P-Zero Velo 700x25c|
|Accessories||3T bottle cage, user manual, eTAP battery charger, rim stripes, reflector kits, transparent protector, spoke protector, friction paste|