To some, the 3T Strada is a controversial machine. With a 1x / single chainring drivetrain and disc brakes, it isn’t exactly your run of the mill road bike. Combined with its aerodynamic profile, the 3T Strada looks fast just sitting around.
More controversial than its single chainring and potentially limited gear range, is the fact Irish-registered Professional Continental team, Aqua Blue, are racing this bike in 2018. Unfortunately, the team hasn’t received invitations to any of the three Grand Tours for 2018, but you can be assured the team will be aggressive at any of the World Tour races they are invited to. Signalling their intentions, the team took their first 2018 victory on the 3T Strada at the recent Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia, courtesy of Lasse Norman Hansen.
I’m no professional level rider, but I will be reviewing the 3T Strada long-term, ideally testing it across a variety of roads, including some legitimate climbs and descents. In the meantime, this video is the unboxing ceremony for the 3T’s standard built kit of the Strada road bike. The follow-up video will show the build process, followed later by the review itself.
Video by Gravel Cyclist. Jayson O’Mahoney is the Gravel Cyclist: A website about the Gravel Cycling Experience.