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3T Overdrive and Bailout Road 11-speed cassette

The Italian company 3T teamed up with engineering legend Gerard Vroomen to create the 3T STRADA, an aero racing bike uncompromisingly designed for 1×11 drivetrains. The absence of a front derailleur option makes it a weapon for the 2018 professional racing season – a true revolution for professional racing when the correct gearing is chosen. Based on the SRAM XDR body, 3T has created the Overdrive Road, an 11-speed cassette with a 9-32 range which will pave the way for serious 1×11 drivetrain applications (especially the smallest 9t sprocket, which will reduce the limitations of 1×11 drivetrains at high speeds). The cassette is available in two versions for different applications – the Bailout version with smaller gear jumps in the harder gear range (9-10-11-12-13-15-17-19-22-26-32) to be more suited for flat routes, and the Overdrive cassette (9-11-12-13-15-17-19-22-25-28-32), which is spaced more for hilly and mountainous routes.

Weight: 217 g (Bailout) | Price: € 275
3tcycling.com

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The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.

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