3T Strada aero road bike is made for wide tires and 1×12 drivetrains

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Aya
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by Aya

Hmm... 1x12? It looks a little bit awkward, possibly because the different color of the biggest cog? But I'm interested in that drive train. It seems there would be no need to thinking about proper gear ratio especially when I change the chainring. I heard a rumor that Shimano had already developed 1x12 for road bikes by themselves. I wonder if it is true.

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romalor wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Zitter wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Stealth finish is more labor intensive hence the upcharge
Damn I should tell this OEM bike companies to charge more for unpainted matt frame than frames with colours ...
I should also tell bike brands I've tested bike for as prototypes to paint them if it's cheaper :roll:
Paint requires severals layers and then varnish
Brut matt requires filler and varnish it's lighter and cheaper
The stealth frame is indicated at the same weight than the painted one on your site , I hope this is a mistake as it would make no sense. :noidea:
The Stealth paint finish is not unpainted, in fact, it is painted with two finish processes, not just one. That's why there's a price increase. The same finish process applies to the Team frame as the Team Stealth frame. Often times you are right that matte black paint is less expensive than colors, especially the metallic and neon colors. Our Team frame uses a solid red paint with a masked painted downtube panel. The Team Stealth uses a fractionally cheaper solid black paint, then receives masking and a two-step clear coating process that preserves the matte/gloss combo better then just using gloss decals over the matte clear coat.

The frames are identical in weight published is without paint, so they are the same. You are correct that the finished weight will be slightly different but since there are no mass production Team Stealth frames to weigh, we'll just publish the accurate information we have, unlike your post which is filled with guesses and a condescending attitude. Why is that? What do you hope to gain by trying to discredit a manufacturer's employee for coming on here to provide answers to questions your fellow forum users might have?

How do the bike brands you tested prototypes for put up with your snarky comments to their products?

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by Global

Super Dave I’m sure for every negative person on this site there are many more of us who appreciate you and your employees sharing information with us. So thanks again for posting.
Global :)

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exactly :beerchug:

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by jlok

a review that is not too positive on the control aspect...
http://granfondo-cycling.com/3t-strada-review/
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jlok wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:49 pm
a review that is not too positive on the control aspect...
http://granfondo-cycling.com/3t-strada-review/
Thanks for sharing, really interesting. I wonder if the descending performance was due to the flexy bars or more fundamental. Either way, hairpin descents are one of the best bits of cycling for me so I’m out.

Also nice to see someone saying there is some marking of the frame/fork from the tight clearances. I run super tight clearances like that on my fork and all the paint is long gone under the crown. It was weird to see other reviews saying it’s wasnt an issue.

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by romalor

it get better review with enve handlebar and enve rims by road.cc
enve stiffer than 3t components and rims = better

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by jlok

so... no real user review here?

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by jeanjacques

romalor wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:47 pm
it get better review with enve handlebar and enve rims by road.cc
Do you know any bad review from them ?

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by cassard

If the Team Stealth was out when I was making my frame choice, It would've probably be a very hard choice between my Stinner and the 3T Strada. I really like the shape, the geo and the idea behind it.

I wish I could try it, because it seems like an amazing bike to ride !

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by morganb

Looks like a companion crank was released today, the max chainring size being 44 makes me think that you pretty much need their cassette to use it unless SRAM has something up their sleeve with road 1x12.

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by C36

jlok wrote:so... no real user review here?

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Should test it in the next 2-3 weeks. As soon as dealer gets the test bike in my size.


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morganb wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Looks like a companion crank was released today, the max chainring size being 44 makes me think that you pretty much need their cassette to use it unless SRAM has something up their sleeve with road 1x12.
Reuben at BikeRadar just got his Open UPPER long-term review build-kit, and it came with the 3T cranks. He’s going to put it through the wringer.

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by C36

TobinHatesYou wrote:
morganb wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Looks like a companion crank was released today, the max chainring size being 44 makes me think that you pretty much need their cassette to use it unless SRAM has something up their sleeve with road 1x12.
Reuben at BikeRadar just got his Open UPPER long-term review build-kit, and it came with the 3T cranks. He’s going to put it through the wringer.
Edit: as pointed below I totally miss read bike radar and bike rumours #donotreplywhile walkingonthestreet :/
Sorry but Won't take any BR "review" as information with value. I do like a lot their stories on a product design, their brands offices visits, or product presentation but that stops there. Their "opinions" are either very influenced with limited "let's challenge their claims" or with a degree of technical ignorance (or if I had a sarcastic approach"sold to the brands"): their last "how Spe make the most accurate power meter in the world" was quite a caricature.
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by TobinHatesYou

C36 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:12 am

Sorry but Won't take any BR "review" as information with value. I do like a lot their stories on a product design, their brands offices visits, or product presentation but that stops there. Their "opinions" are either very influenced with limited "let's challenge their claims" or with a degree of technical ignorance (or if I had a sarcastic approach"sold to the brands"): their last "how Spe make the most accurate power meter in the world" was quite a caricature.
You seem to be confusing BikeRadar for BikeRumor since the former has no such article. I can assure you Reuben, Joe, Jack, Ben, etc. at BikeRadar are very objective and honest in their reviews.

Sometimes they dumb down their video content, but that’s because most viewers want dumb. Their “Top 5 MTB for 2017” style videos generate more views than say, their latest 24-hour race video.

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