3T Tornova

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Hapsmo911
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:54 am

by Hapsmo911

So Ive been waiting for 3t to list the Tornova Pro. It was added to the 3t site today. listed at 285g in 40cm :( kinda bummed. I was hoping for something closer to the Rotundo weight. Guess that flat top adds some weight.
http://www.3tcycling.com/roadbars/tornova
Technical Details
Weight: 285 g (40 cm)
Width: 40, 42, 44 cm
Bar: 31.8 mm
Material: AL 7050
Drop: 139 mm
Reach: 83 mm
Finish: Shot peened/
Black anodized
Certification: CEN

Asymptotic
Posts: 267
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:06 am
Location: North Adelaide, South Australia

by Asymptotic

Pretty similar weight to the Ergonova and Rotundo Pro.

Ltd weight is quite good though.
Norwood & Adelaide Uni CC

highwater
Posts: 47
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 1:01 am

by highwater

Yeah these bars look stellar. I really want to try the LTDs.

Hapsmo911
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:54 am

by Hapsmo911

I love this bend. I have some ProVibe 7s's in the same bend, the weight on those came in at 250 and was livable, but I'm building up EVO with Record and would be sacrelige to put Campy on ProVibe lol.
Might have to pony up for the Team or LTD.

User avatar
rmerka
Posts: 618
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Location: Austin, TX

by rmerka

Yeah, my Tornova LTD bars finally shipped today.

laleme
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:35 am

by laleme

Where did you buy them from? I can't seem to find any retailers with them stocked yet.

User avatar
rmerka
Posts: 618
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Location: Austin, TX

by rmerka

Direct from 3T on their site. They have all the carbon bars in 42 and 44. Aluminum isn't available yet. They shipped them from Italy.

petromyzon
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:14 pm

by petromyzon

Interested to see if the different top section makes them any stiffer... My Rotundo Ltds are a bit bendy.

KWalker
Posts: 5864
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Location: Bay Area

by KWalker

Weird- Hushovd does fine with them. I've sprinted at 1500w with them and had 0 issues. Lots of trackies use em too.

According to the one retailer I contacted their tornovas weighed more than their Rotundos by a tiny bit and the egg shaped part didn't really line up with their palms when they had the bar positioned normally. I skipped them and got some 40cm Rotundos because I couldn't find 38s.
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate Froome.
Gramz
Failed Custom Bike

mann2
Posts: 75
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:36 am

by mann2

wanna try this out! not yet available where i live.

laleme
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:35 am

by laleme

@rmerka - Thanks!

petromyzon
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:14 pm

by petromyzon

Which ones are you talking about KWalker? I completely agree the alloy ones are very stiff, and IIRC they are the ones that most pros run. I bought the carbon ones to shave weight but was disappointed.

KWalker
Posts: 5864
Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Location: Bay Area

by KWalker

I run the Pros.
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate Froome.
Gramz
Failed Custom Bike

User avatar
rmerka
Posts: 618
Joined: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Location: Austin, TX

by rmerka

@laleme - Your welcome! Mine came in today 3-days from Italy to TX, not bad... Very Nice bars!

RudyMontana
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:17 am

by RudyMontana

What am I missing? The weight comparison w/ Rotundo in Team in Ltd. is within 3 grams...

http://www.3tcycling.com/roadbars

Post Reply