My first impression? The 3T STRADA is fast! The rigid carbon frame converts every effort to quickness. The bike has an aero feel, and it likes to keep that speed. Deleting a ring upfront reduces aerodynamic drag. So does the frame itself, with a rear-wheel-hugging format and design notes reminiscent of a stealth bomber.
With a relatively long top tube and a short stem, the Strada dives into turns with confidence. The bike feels direct and stable on high-velocity descents, and powerful disk brakes scrub off speed with ease. The frame accommodates size 28 tires for a plush ride. I chose to mate them to Lightweight Meilenstein wheels, which has led to some climbs of pure joy.
But above all else, my truly favorite thing is the bike’s custom red-blue chameleon paint by Regroup Coffee+Bicycles, Scottsdale AZ. This is one of the unique finishing touches arranged by this fine crew. The guys at Regroup call it “Blurple”.
Whatever the name, I think it is amazing.
Regroup’s painting process is done via a close partnership with Bob Parson’s Spooky Fast Customs in Scottsdale, AZ.
All models are painted with the highest quality PPG automotive grade paints chosen to your exact specifications as a client of ours.
Our unique partnership allows for fast turn around on the most desirable paint schemes imaginable.- Nick at Regroup