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2011

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1961 - 2011 FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY


3T is 50. That sounds very grown-up: a marque with a history. To every one of you who rode our components in this last half-century: we’d like to give you our thanks. It’s our fervent hope 3T made your cycling swifter and more beautiful. You may be a newcomer to cycling, or you may have spent a long lifetime on the bike – riding 3T joins you to some of the great names of cycle racing. Names from the classic era such as Merckx, Saronni, Moser, Gimondi, and Fondriest. In the modern era, Sastre, Cancellara, Vande Velde, Wiggins, and Hushovd. When 3T became the new 3T, we dedicated the renewed marque to the ultimate performance. We aimed to make bike components with the engineering of jet aircraft and F1 race-cars, married to the glamor and style of Italian design. They went on to win Grand Tours, Olympic races, Ironman races. And these are just the races we know about. All over the world, amateurs – you, our customers – are winning races and adding your own achievement to the growing palmarès. You know that with 3T, you get the same equipment you see in races on TV. What we make for the pros, we make for you. That is where we’re coming from, and that’s where we’re going. When we first came to 3T, we felt like we were just caretakers of its glorious heritage. We’re proud we’ve been able to extend and improve it, and bring it into the modern era. And now we’ve been here a while, we feel we have come to possess it by right. We are no longer newbies. The new 3T has become the real 3T. That’s why now, in our anniversary year, we are changing our name, to 3T Cycling. So let me invite you to review our 2011 collezione, the first of the next half-century!

Rene Wiertz - CEO

CATALOGUE 2011


Racing. Design. Heritage. Racing The world over, for every kind of racing, top cyclists put their trust in 3T.

Design The finest and lightest components, built on our unique 3T Intelligent PRODUCTION Lifecycle.

Heritage 50 years at the heart of the world’s most glamorous and dramatic sport.


ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE FOR EVERY RIDER

LTD is the full expression of ultimate performance by 3T. Expect no compromise – this is the best you can get. Top pros and super-demanding amateurs will likely prefer components at this level. Most LTD components are built in the lightest available grades of carbon composite materials. In the search for even lighter weight, structures may employ more highly-evolved fabrication methods such as variable-thickness walls. Ancillary parts are of the highest grade: for example, bolts are titanium rather than stainless steel. TEAM is intended for top-level competition, and is widely used by professional and amateur racers. TEAM products equal LTD in function, but have minor concessions to price in materials specification and finish. TEAM components are built either in advanced carbon composite materials, or the highest grades of heat-treated aluminum alloy. This gives them great strength and robustness, so they are especially suitable for the rough-and-tumble of season-long competition. Bolts may be stainless steel or titanium. You’ll find the widest choice of fittings and sizes in the TEAM range.

PRO offers an ideal balance to riders who insist on top-class performance at the keenest price. This group typically includes many amateurs who purchase their own equipment. To contain fabrication costs, PRO components often employ traditional materials such as AL 7075 and AL 6061 alloys. But like all 3T products, they benefit by development on the 3T Intelligent Production Lifecycle, assuring right-first-time design and quality, at prices that meet the needs of today’s discriminating bike riders. Count on PRO components to perform to the highest levels.


LIGHTER MATERIALS


3T INTELLIGENT PRODUCTION LIFECYCLE

STEP01

CAE design visualization First we create a component on-screen using CATIA­. Used by aerospace and automotive engineers, it’s the industry gold standard for interactive design. We visualize a new component and can produce a solid mock-up for expert evaluation. We can change the design as often as we need, until we have a virtual prototype meeting our design goals of function, comfort, aerodynamics, and appearance.

STEP02

Finite-element analysis Now we pass the prototype’s digital design into FEA for stress testing. We model the forces acting on the component, examine how it performs under load, and change the design to perform better. For example, we found that by varying the wall thickness of a component we doubled its strength, but put the weight up by less than 5%. Optimizing the design now pays off later, with right-first-time manufactured prototypes.

STEP03

Manufacturing optimization Next, we ready the design for production. A composite component’s strength depends on its layup – how the plies of the material are set out. To determine the layup, we use a dedicated program, FiberSIM. This analyzes the strains in every ply and produces a layup plan with the optimum mix of strength, light weight, and low cost. This plan goes to our factory to guide the layup operators.


TOP ENGINEERING QUALITY


STEP04

Mechanical test Now we test the physical prototype. We put every 3T component through our own and independent tests. We bolt the part into a test rig and subject it to a lifetime’s grueling use in a few hours. The tests don’t just apply more force until the part fails. The test rig models real-world riding, with the continuous, repetitive stresses of normal riding peaking from time to time to simulate big efforts like a sprint or climb.

STEP05

Pro rider test The final test is riding the component. Whatever the numbers say, it has to feel right to the rider. That’s why 3T is a keen supporter of worldclass cycle sport – because competition drives better component design. Our sponsored athletes expect the best of their equipment. Their judgment is unsparing, because they push the performance envelope to the limit. We rely on them to tell us how 3T components can be better still. They hold us to our promise, to deliver the ultimate performance.


INTELLIGENT PRODUCTION LIFECYCLE


LTD

LTD

is the full expression of ultimate performance by 3T. Expect no compromise – this is the best you can get. Top pros and super-demanding amateurs will likely prefer components at this level. Most LTD components are built in the lightest available, highmodulus carbon composite materials.

In the quest for ever lighter weight, structures employ more highlyevolved fabrication methods such as variable-thickness walls. Ancillary parts are of the highest grade: for example, bolts are titanium rather than stainless steel. For athletes who ride LTD, only the ultimate performance will do.


VENTUS is the chrono bar of world champions. The carbonfiber basebar, tiny brake levers and integrated stem make it the world’s fastest and most aerodynamic bar. The basebar is a thin, broad aerofoil set at the ideal angle of incidence to minimize drag. A full range of adjustment optimizes rider position: elbow pads move with the extensions, preserving a constant relationship between hands and elbows. VENTUS is our signature aerobar, fully expressing 3T’s Formula 1 inspired engineering for ultimate performance. Track version also available. Weight: Width: Material: Angle: Finish:

850 g 40 cm HM carbon-fiber + 6°, -17° UD Gloss Black

Chrono bar of champions Ultra-low drag Total adjustability

BREZZA II is an aerobar that mounts on conventional stems such as the 3T ARX range. The 2011 model has a new, lighter aerofoil basebar, symmetrical in section and with a pronounced forward sweep. Carbon-fiber cradles and S-bend extensions are standard. There’s a full range of adjustment for athletes of diverse physiques. Straight, deep-S, and ski-bend extensions are also available. BREZZA II meets UCI rules on aero form factor and many pros use it on their TT bikes. Weight: Width: Material: Finish:

480 g 40 cm HM carbon-fiber UD Gloss Black

UCI

3:1

Highly evolved aero design Very low drag Sub-500 g weight

ZEFIRO fuses the power and control of the road racer’s drop bar with the low-drag form of the chrono rider’s aerobar. It combines MISTRAL’s aero wing with ERGONOVA bends and our unique Pi Wing bar extension. The rider’s forearms rest on silicon pads on the basebar’s upper surface, while hands and wrists fall into a natural position on the aerofoil handrest. ZEFIRO provides comfort for solo efforts and control for sprinting and climbing, perfect for century, sportive, and short-course triathlon riders. Weight: Width: Material: Drop: Reach: Finish:

430 g 40 cm, 42 cm HM carbon-fiber 112 mm 96 mm UD Gloss Black

UCI

3:1

Combined road/chrono design Unique Pi Wing™ extension One bar does it all!

TRIATHLON


ARX, Latin for stronghold and bridge, is the perfect connection between fork and handlebar, with an optimal clamp design. Poor clamp design can compromise composite steerers and handlebars. To assure the integrity of the ARX clamp, we perform our own tests that go way beyond CEN standards. ARX LTD is the carbon-fiber version of the stem – super-light and super-stiff, it is a highly evolved, modern, all-composite design weighing less than 120 g. Weight: Length: Material: Angle: Finish:

118 g (110 mm length) 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 mm Carbon-fiber ±6° UD Gloss Black

Optimized clamp design Top-grade composites Super-light and super-stiff

PALLADIO is the seatpost that transforms saddle positioning. The saddle cradle adjusts to within a half-degree of rotation and locks down securely, with no need to torque the bolts down hard. You can precisely adjust the saddle’s fore-and-aft setting with no effect at all on saddle angle. PALLADIO fits saddles with industry-standard 7mm-dia, round-section rails, but not saddles with oval rails or carbon-fiber rails. Light, strong, and stable, PALLADIO LTD is a practical breakthrough in seatpost design. Weight: Length: Diameter: Setback: Material: Finish:

159 g (31.6 x 280 mm) 280, 350 mm 27.2, 31.6 mm 25 mm Carbon-fiber (post), alloy (clamp splines) UD Gloss Black

All-new DiffLock™ clamp Precision saddle adjustment Compact and elegant


TEAM is intended for top-level competition, and is widely used

TEAM

by professional and amateur racers. TEAM products equal LTD in function, but have minor concessions to price in materials specification and finish. TEAM components are built either in advanced carbon composite materials, or the highest grades of heat-treated aluminum alloy. This gives them great strength and robustness, so they are especially suitable for the rough-and-tumble of season-long competition. Bolts may be stainless steel or titanium. You’ll find the widest choice of fittings and sizes in the TEAM range.


VENTUS is the chrono bar of world champions. The carbonfiber basebar, tiny brake levers and integrated stem make it the world’s fastest and most aerodynamic bar. The basebar is a thin, broad aerofoil set at the ideal angle of incidence to minimize drag. A full range of adjustment optimizes rider position: elbow pads move with the extensions, preserving a constant relationship between hands and elbows. VENTUS is our signature aerobar, fully expressing 3T’s Formula 1 inspired engineering for ultimate performance.

Weight: Width: Material: Angle: Finish:

900 g 40 cm Carbon-fiber (basebar) Alloy (cradles and extensions) + 6°, -17° UD Gloss Black

TT bar of champions Ultra-low drag Total adjustability

BREZZA II is an aerobar that mounts on conventional stems such as the 3T ARX range. The 2011 model has a new, lighter aerofoil basebar, symmetrical in section and with a pronounced forward sweep. Carbon-fiber cradles and S-bend extensions are standard. There’s a full range of adjustment for athletes of diverse physiques. Straight, deep-S, and ski-bend extensions are also available. BREZZA II meets UCI rules on aero form factor and many pros use it on their TT bikes. Weight: Width: Material: Finish:

527 g 40 cm Carbon-fiber UD Gloss Black

UCI

3:1

Highly evolved aero design Very low drag State-of-the art chrono bar

ZEFIRO fuses the power and control of the road racer’s drop bar with the low-drag form of the chrono rider’s aerobar. It combines MISTRAL’s aero wing with ERGONOVA bends and our unique Pi Wing bar extension. The rider’s forearms rest on silicon pads on the basebar’s upper surface, while hands and wrists fall into a natural position on the aerofoil handrest. ZEFIRO provides comfort for solo efforts and control for sprinting and climbing, perfect for century, sportive, and short-course triathlon riders. Weight: Width: Material: Drop: Reach: Finish:

510 g (40 cm bar) 40 cm, 42 cm HM carbon-fiber 112 mm 96 mm UD Gloss Black

UCI

3:1

Combined road/chrono design Unique Pi Wing™ extension One bar does it all!

TRIATHLON


ARX, Latin for stronghold and bridge, is the perfect connection between fork and handlebar, with an optimal clamp design. Poor clamp design can compromise composite steerers and handlebars. To assure the integrity of the ARX clamp, we perform our own tests that go way beyond CEN standards. ARX TEAM is made of AL 7075 T6, with Ti bolts to keep the weight down. It also comes in a 17° variant. Weight: Length: Material: Angle: Finish:

120 g (110 mm length) 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 mm AL 7075 T6 ±6°, ±17° Shot Peened & Black Anodized

Optimized clamp design 3D forged and CNC machined Wide range of fit options

ARXA is a height-adjustable stem derived from ARX. It’s both for chrono bikes, where the rider wants to get the bars down low, and utility bikes, for an upright riding position. ARXA’s front section is hinged to the rear section via a DiffLock splined coupling. This provides a secure, non-slip fixing that, once adjusted, locks securely in place. Laser-etched markings help accurately set the desired angle within a total arc of 70°. At 199g, ARXA TEAM is way lighter than any previous articulated stem. Weight: Length: Material: Angle: Finish:

199 g 100 mm AL 7075 T6 -35° ~ +35° Shot Peened & Black Anodized

Custom front-end fit Secure DiffLock™ clamp Lightest-ever articulated stem

PALLADIO is the seatpost that transforms saddle positioning. The saddle cradle adjusts to within a half-degree of rotation and locks down securely, with no need to torque the bolts down hard. You can precisely adjust the saddle’s fore-and-aft setting with no effect at all on saddle angle. PALLADIO fits saddles with industry-standard 7mm-dia, round-section rails, but not saddles with oval rails or carbon-fiber rails. Light, strong, and stable, PALLADIO TEAM is a practical breakthrough in seatpost design. Weight: Length: Diameter: Setback: Material: Finish:

184 g (31.6 x 280 mm) 280, 350 mm 27.2, 31.6 mm 25 mm Carbon-fiber (post), alloy (clamp) UD Gloss Black

All-new DiffLock™ clamp Precision saddle adjustment Lightweight composite shaft


FUNDA is a range of forks that put pro bike handling in the hands of every rider. The FUNDA by 3T’s designed-for-composites philosophy: you get a stronger, lighter front end that tracks true and delivers perfect handling. The fork blades are a highly evolved, asymmetric aerofoil to smooth and reduce wind drag at speed. FUNDA TEAM is available in three rakes for 700c wheels, and one for 650c. Tapered-steerer versions are also available. Weight: 335 g Axle–crown: 366 mm (700c); 341 mm (650c) Rake: 43, 49, 53 mm (700c); 40 mm (650c) Steerer: 1-1/8” dia; Tapered 1-1/8” ~ 1-1/4” Material: HM Finish: UD Gloss Black

Top-end design Optimal Pro bike handling for all

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PRO

PRO

offers an ideal balance to riders who insist on top-class performance at the keenest price. This group typically includes many amateurs who purchase their own equipment. To contain fabrication costs, PRO components often employ traditional materials such as AL 7075 and AL 6061 alloys. But like all 3T products, they benefit by development on the 3T Intelligent Production Lifecycle, assuring right-first-time design and quality, at prices that meet the needs of today’s discriminating bike riders. Count on PRO components to perform to the highest levels.


ZEFIRO PRO fuses the power and control of the road racer’s drop bar with the low-drag form of the chrono rider’s aerobar. It combines MISTRAL’s aero wing with ERGONOVA bends and our unique Pi Wing bar extension. The rider’s forearms rest on the basebar’s upper surface, while hands and wrists fall into a natural position on the aerofoil handrest. ZEFIRO PRO foregoes the silicon comfort pads of the top models to bring the price of this innovative new bar within reach of a larger number of century, sportive, and short-course triathlon riders. Weight: Width: Material: Drop: Reach: Finish:

595 g 40 cm, 42 cm HM carbon-fiber 112 mm 96 mm UD Gloss Black

UCI

3:1

Combined road/chrono design Unique Pi Wing™ extension One bar does it all!

AURA PRO is an entry-level carbon-fiber aerobar, complete with extensions. AURA shares its basic architecture with MISTRAL, but its basebar has a simplified top skin and top-mounted extension clamps. AURA has S-bend standard extensions, but owners can customize their front end by swapping in any of 3T’s range of extensions. Simplicity, low weight, and efficient production keep the price low for such an advanced component. Weight: Width: Material: Finish:

610 g 40, 42 cm Carbon-fiber (basebar) Alloy (cradles & extensions) UD Gloss Black (basebar) Shot Peened & Black Anodized (extensions)

UCI

3:1

Super-value entry aerobar Same DNA as top race bars Legal for UCI, USAT, and WTC races

MISTRAL PRO is the workhorse of 3T’s race-proven range of time-trial bars, offering great adaptability at moderate cost. It is a direct descendant of the BREZZA and is mostly built of carbonfiber composites. MISTRAL has multiple cradle mountings in the top skin of the base bar, providing 16 positions from narrowaero to wide-aero. Riders of diverse physique and aerodynamic posture should find a perfect bike fit. MISTRAL complies with all current codes and can be raced with confidence anywhere. Weight: Width: Material: Finish:

720 g 42 cm Carbon-fiber (basebar) Alloy (cradles & extensions) UD Gloss Black (basebar) Shot Peened & Black Anodized (extensions)

UCI

3:1

All-ways adjustability Race proven at top level Legal for UCI, USAT, and WTC races

TRIATHLON


ARX, Latin for stronghold and bridge, is the perfect connection between fork and handlebar, with an optimal clamp design. Poor clamp design can compromise composite steerers and handlebars. To assure the integrity of the ARX clamp, we perform our own tests that go way beyond CEN standards. ARX PRO is made of AL 2010, with cro-moly bolts. It also comes in a 17° variant. Weight: Length: Material: Angle: Finish:

120 g (110 mm length) 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 mm AL 2010 ±6°, ±17° Shot Peened & Black Anodized

Optimized clamp design 3D forged and CNC machined Wide range of fit options

ARXA is a height-adjustable stem derived from ARX. It’s both for chrono bikes, where the rider wants to get the bars down low, and utility bikes, for an upright riding position. ARXA’s front section is hinged to the rear section via a DiffLock splined coupling. This provides a secure, non-slip fixing that, once adjusted, locks securely in place. Laser-etched markings help accurately set the desired angle within a total arc of 70°. At 230g, ARXA PRO is way lighter than any previous articulated stem. Weight: Length: Material: Angle: Finish:

230 g 100 mm AL 7075 T6 -35° ~ +35° Shot Peened & Black Anodized

Custom front-end fit Secure DiffLock™ clamp Lightest-ever articulated stem

PALLADIO is the seatpost that transforms saddle positioning. The saddle cradle adjusts to within a half-degree of rotation and locks down securely, with no need to torque the bolts down hard. You can precisely adjust the saddle’s fore-and-aft setting with no effect at all on saddle angle. PALLADIO fits saddles with industry-standard 7mm-dia, round-section rails, but not saddles with oval rails or carbon-fiber rails. Light, strong, and stable, PALLADIO PRO is a practical breakthrough in seatpost design.

Weight: Length: Diameter: Setback: Material: Finish:

250 g (31.6 x 280 mm) 280, 350 mm 27.2, 31.6 mm 25 mm AL 7071 (post), alloy (clamp) Shot Peened & Black Anodized

All-new DiffLock™ clamp Precision saddle adjustment High-value new technology


FUNDA

is a range of forks for racing and sports bicycles. Constructed entirely in all FUNDA forks by 3T’s designed-for-composites philosophy. You get a stronger, lighter front end that tracks true and delivers perfect handling and minimal drag. The fork blades are a highly evolved, asymmetric aerofoil to smooth and reduce wind drag at speed. FUNDA PRO is available in three rakes for 700c wheels, and one for 650c. Tapered-steerer versions are also available. Weight: 375 g Axle–crown: 366 mm (700c); 341 mm (650c) Rake: 43, 49, 53 mm (700c); 40 mm (650c) Steerer: 1-1/8” dia; Tapered 1-1/8” ~ 1-1/4” Material: Finish: UD Gloss Black

Top-end design Optimal Pro bike handling for all

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