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3T gets Sqaero again with new carbon Fundi road disc brake fork

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Initially developed for their Exploro aero gravel bike, 3T created their Sqaero tubing profile a bit differently. It was designed for improved aerodynamics at lower speeds and for use with wider tires. It also took water bottles in consideration, thinking of the real world performance in terms of aerodynamics. Now, 3T is launching a new fork with a similar focus on aerodynamics for wider rims, tires, and disc brakes. It also makes the move to emerging “standards” to stay compatible with the latest components…

Almost as if it’s sticking it’s leg out in some Elvis Presley inspired dance move, the 3T Fundi has a funky appearance from directly front or rear. This seems to be the result of profiling the legs for lower drag around the disc brake caliper and rotor area. It also provides a solid mounting point for the new flat mount disc brake tabs. Tire clearance is said to be 30mm with a 355mm axle to crown measurement and 346.5mm of vertical tire clearance. Built with a 43mm offset, the tapered steerer appears to have an integrated crown race for IS42/47 headsets.

Like a lot of disc road and gravel forks moving forward, the Fundi is equipped with a 12mm thru axle. 3T says a dedicated thru axle will be available in the future which will probably see the light of day when the fork becomes available around August. Front brake hose or cable routing is internal through the left fork leg, and weight is claimed to be 400g with a retail price of $575. Does this mean we’ll soon see a new fork along with an updated Exploro frame in the future with flat mount disc brake tabs? What we do know is that this fork will be standard equipment on TRed’s steel disc road bike, the Aracnide Acciaio OOL. It will also find its way onto bikes from Sarto and others this Eurobike.

3tcycling.com

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rideifbikes
rideifbikes
7 years ago

why aren’t more fork manufactures using the direct front flat mount standard where bolts pass through from the front? It looks way cleaner then needing to use the adapter, lighter, and supposedly stiffer. The adapter ruins the aesthetic of flat mount. See the BMC article for what it looks like. Oddly enough, the Open UPPER use what I’m referring to, and Open and 3T share a lot of the same tech. comment image

mudrock
mudrock
7 years ago
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SuperDave
7 years ago
Reply to  rideifbikes

The fork was developed to be as aerodynamic as possible hence the brake caliper “fairing” and clean leading edge. The adapter is invisible when mounted as it is recessed into the fork blade.

Jonathon
Jonathon
7 years ago

Oh man, I’ve got symmetry issues with this, but maybe it’ll look better on a complete bike

blah blah blah
blah blah blah
7 years ago
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i hear ya!

MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
7 years ago

I assume this is designed for “regular road disc” ? I can’t imagine launching a high end gravel fork with 30mm of tire clearance.

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

355 A-C is usually deemed a road-only fork.

Bazz
Bazz
7 years ago

$575

Stop, Right. There.

Stephen
Stephen
7 years ago

You sure it’s 355 axle to crown? That seems awfully short, what with most modern forks right around 370. If that is the case, its a pain in the butt for anyone who wants to swap to this new fork from an enve- they’d have to build a new frame.

1Pro
1Pro
7 years ago

those A to C and vert numbers are way off. the asymmetry just made me puke my Triple, Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Tramadol Macchiato.

SuperDave
7 years ago

This isn’t an updated fork for the EXPLORO, it’s a new project for road disc brake bikes. It joins our fleet of premium aftermarket forks like the rim-brake Rigida and Funda and our disc forks for CX/gravel/mixed surface Luteus and Luteus II along with our two MTB forks.

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