The latest partnership with the Haute Route series, 3T is headed to the mountains of France with a special bike. Named the official bike of the Haute Route, 3T has introduced a special edition that comes in two options – but both include an entry fee to one of the 3 day Haute Route rides in France.

The 3T Strada Haute Route edition includes custom paint, spec, &  Haute Route Entry

Of course, the 3T Strada is designed around a 1x drivetrain – so what better way to prove its potential than sending new owners straight up some of France’s most iconic climbs? That’s basically exactly what you’ll be in for if you decide to buy one of the new Strada Haute Route editions.

At the top end, 3T is offering the Strada Team package which starts with a custom painted orange fade Strada frame and fork. The Team build then adds THM cockpit parts, a 3T Torno LTD crankset, and other parts that set it apart from the Pro edition. To cap it all off, the Team package includes not just the entry fee for the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez or Ventoux editions, but also includes three nights at the event hotel. It should be noted that the included Haute Route rides are the three day versions which are a bit shorter than the others. All of this, the bike, the entry, the hotel stay, will run €7800, or about $9,197.

  • Frame: Strada Team – Haute Route custom
  • Frame sizes: XS-S-M-L-XL
  • Fork: 3T FUNDI at mount disk brake w/12mm thru axle
  • Stem: THM Tibia
  • Handlebar: THM Ulna
  • Headset: 2 x 10mm & 2 x 5mm PC headset spacers
  • Grips: 3T Corius PRO BLACK with 3T bar end plugs
  • Shifters: SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic DoubleTap
  • Rear: Derailleur SRAM Force CX1 Type 2.1 Medium Cage
  • Crankset: 3T Torno LTD
  • Chainring: Wolftooth custom 3T rings, 36, 40 or 44, 110mm BCD
  • Bottom Bracket: Aluminum / Nylon Press fit cups for BB386EVO with 30mm i.d. sealed cartridge bearings
  • Chain: SRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting link
  • Freewheel/Cassette: 3T Bailout cassette 9-32
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic DoubleTap
  • Front Brake: SRAM Force Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotor
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Force 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 Rims/Wheelset: Discus C35 TEAM (700c)
  • Front Hub: Light Oversize Aluminum with adjustable bearing pre-load, Centerlock brake rotor mount configured for 12mm x 100mm O.L.D. Thru Axle
  • Rear Hub: Light Oversize Aluminum with adjustable bearing pre-load, Centerlock brake rotor mount, Aluminum Shimano/SRAM 11 speed freehub, configured for 12mm x 142mm O.L.D. Thru Axle
  • Spokes: Pillar 1425 Straight pull, stainless steel, black finish, double butted, 24F/24R
  • Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II 700c x 25c; BlackChili compound or Pirelli P ZeroTM Velo 700 x 25c

The 3T Strada Haute Route edition includes custom paint, spec, &  Haute Route Entry

The Pro package is slightly more affordable at €5,000, but it doesn’t include the hotel stay. It does however, include the entry fee to either the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez or Ventoux, and the Strada Pro. Ditching the priciest parts, the Pro build is still an impressive bike with a SRAM Force CX1 drivetrain and 3T Discus C35 Pro aluminum wheels.

  • Frame: Strada Pro – Haute Route custom
  • Frame sizes: XS-S-M-L-XL
  • Fork: 3T FUNDI at mount disk brake w/12mm thru axle
  • Stem: Apto Pro
  • Handlebar: Aeronova Team Stealth
  • Headset: 2 x 10mm & 2 x 5mm PC headset spacers
  • Grips: 3T Corius PRO BLACK with 3T bar end plugs
  • Shifters: SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic DoubleTap
  • Rear: Derailleur SRAM Force CX1 Type 2.1 Medium Cage
  • Crankset: SRAM Quarq Prime Power Ready BB386 w/ 30mm 7050 AL spindle
  • Chainring: SRAM Force XSYNC, 50T, 110mm BCD
  • Bottom Bracket: Aluminum / Nylon Press fit cups for BB386EVO with 30mm i.d. sealed cartridge bearings
  • Chain: SRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting link
  • Freewheel/Cassette: SRAM 11-speed PowerGlideTM 11-36T
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic DoubleTap
  • Front Brake: SRAM Force Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotor
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Force 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
  • Rims/Wheelset: Discus C35 PRO (700c)
  • Front Hub: Light Oversize Aluminum with adjustable bearing pre-load, Centerlock brake rotor mount configured for 12mm x 100mm O.L.D. Thru Axle
  • Rear Hub: Light Oversize Aluminum with adjustable bearing pre-load, Centerlock brake rotor mount, Aluminum Shimano/SRAM 11 speed freehub, configured for 12mm x 142mm O.L.D. Thru Axle
  • Spokes: Pillar 1425 Straight pull, stainless steel, black finish, double butted, 24F/24R
  • Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II 700c x 25c; BlackChili compound or Pirelli P ZeroTM Velo 700 x 25c

If you plan to buy either version, you’ll have about a month to prepare for the first Haute Route option with the Alpe d’Huez ride kicking off on July 13-15th, and the Haute Route Ventoux a bit later in the year on October 5th-7th. Bike packages do not include travel arrangements, so get planning!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t know what to think about this. I’ve ridden 3 Haute Routes, and can honestly say that the one bike I wouldn’t be taking is a 1X, especially if this was your first one. 34/32 gets used! – 52 – 11 gets used! Go figure!

  2. I’m going with Paul here. The point of 1x on the road is the aero benefit, not sure that is really important on this type of route. Although if you were going to buy one anyway…

    Me? I’m cadence sensitive as I get tired and live in a mountainous area. Somebody will really have to convince me what I am “giving up” running modern high quality road FD and 2x cranksets compared to 1x. From my point of view, 1x is the compromised kit with no benefit until I see 13-14spd cassettes.

    • Sometimes the big jumps for cadence are just as important as the little ones when you’re settling into or cresting a climb. Even with 15 cogs at the back, I wouldn’t mind being able to just throw the chain over from one ring to the other.

      • One can accomplish that easily in a 1x (or 2x) system just by dumping or going up the cassette (very easy with campy). Typically 3 cogs out back equals a chain ring change. I do this all the time on my 1x mtb’s.

        The thing a 1x system can’t match is the tighter ratio spacing of a 2x system. This may not matter to all or for all riding styles, but it is an unarguable negative of 1x system.

  3. A 50-36 gear is equal to a 39×28. So if you feel good, that gearing will be plenty. But you really have no 1:1 bailout gear for the steeper climbs if you are hurting.

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