For 50 years, 3T Cycling has been producing high quality, high-performance components for the elite riders of the peloton.
Starting with steel during the golden age of bike racing, 3T later pioneered
Reinventing the Road Bike: The 3T Exploro and 3T Strada are the newest additions to the production 3T Bikes and both seek to reinvent what a road bike is thought to be capable of.
3T EXPLORO — Road, gravel & more in one
Exploro is the do-it-all-anywhere-whenever-you-want bike. Aero. Massive clearance. Dual Wheel Size. When the bike launched people asked ‘why’ and now, we see it was merely the first of the pack of aero gravel bikes on the market. Take it on your group ride or touring through South Africa.
Designed by Gerard Vroomen, one of the original founders of Cervelo and current co-owner of OPEN cycles, this new frame benefits from decades of engineering expertise. It’s ‘Sqaero’ tube shapes optimize aerodynamics for real-world speeds and yaw angles, not the theoretical “perfect” environment found in a typical wind tunnel. In addition, Gerard utilizes his Gravel Plus concept to allow the 3T Exploro frameset the versatility of fitting two different tire/wheel standards, while keeping consistent handling and control. Ride slow, faster. | Complete bikes from as little as R59 000 | Framesets from R48 000 |
3T STRADA — Wide tire aero road
Aero road bikes are nothing new. Neither is the accompanying harshness that is nearly guaranteed when riding an aero road bike. That’s usually the compromise in the pursuit of ultimate speed and efficiency on a road bike. As tubing shapes change and grow to accommodate stiffness and aerodynamics, the rider themselves can be forgotten in the shuffle, leaving a rider more fatigued than they would’ve been had they ridden a more comfortable bicycle. 3T teamed up with Gerard Vroomen, who helped establish the Cervélo brand and some of the first road bikes with aerodynamic efficiency in mind, to tackle the conundrum with forward-thinking. The result of that forward
3T produces a full line of handlebars, stems, seatposts, aerobars and accessories which will be available shortly through a dealer network across the country. This covers the categories of road, triathlon and the new lovechild of the bike industry, gravel.