There is a certain indescribable flair that comes from Italy. There’s a unique perspective on performance as an opportunity to create something sleek, beautiful, and timeless yet unafraid to push the boundaries of design in the pursuit of greater speed, distance, and elevation. This essence is fundamentally rooted in the idea of appearing effortlessly calm, cool and relaxed while doing so. It’s challenging to articulate, but once witnessed, it becomes instantly recognizable.
As we handcraft the Racemax Italia, our driving force is the desire to Be First, boldly pushing the boundaries of what an aero bike can be. We take pride in being the pioneers (far ahead of the competition) in creating a fully aero-minded gravel bike. We thought to ourselves, “Let the others watch,” as we returned to the drawing board once again, following the Italian tradition of elegant design.
The Tricolore painting
This time, our tribute of gratitude to that tradition is not solely confined to the processing of carbon fiber, which is meticulously crafted in our factory in Bergamo using the proprietary filament winding + RTM technology. In our selection of paint colours, we honour Italy by embracing the three colours that symbolize the national flag: the Tricolour – Green, White and Red, or in Italian: Verde, Bianco e Rosso.
Integrale technology and More stem
For some, it may be a matter of style, while for others, it’s about performance. Indeed, the complete integration of the cables on the new Racemax Italia benefits both aspects. The new Racemax Italia frames are the first to incorporate 3T’s Integral technology. They all come equipped with the More Integrale stem, inspired by the iconic and futuristic “More” stem that 3T introduced to the market more than twenty years ago.
Optimized gravel geometry and huge clearance
Aside from the complete integration of the cables, the new Racemax Italia remains consistent with the previous versions of this model. The geometry remains the well-established Racemax platform, optimized for gravel and available in four sizes: 51, 54, 56 and 58.
The tire clearance mirrors that of the “Racemax 418” frames. In summary, it accommodates up to 45mm WAM/355 mm RAM for 700c wheels and up to 60mm of WAM and 355mm RAM for 650b wheels in a 1x configuration. For 2x setups, the situation is a bit more complex, so we direct you to the specific blog post.
Builds, availability and prices
The new Racemax Italia with Integral technology is available starting today on the 3t.bike website and at select dealers. It comes in the three colours described above and is offered as both a frameset only and a complete bike with electronic SRAM groupsets and carbon wheels:
The frameset comes with fork, More Integrale stem and carbon Integrale bar, priced 4 999 € / US$ 5,499 / £ 4,593. A Ready to Paint option is available for 5 299 € / US$ 5,799 / £ 4,868.
The complete bike with the Rival XPLR 2x groupset is priced 7,799 € / US$ 8,299 / £ 7,155.
The complete bike with the Force D2 AXS 2x groupset (including the built-in power meter) is priced 8,999 € / US$ 9,599 / £ 8,252.
The complete bike options come with 700c carbon wheels: Zipp 303S or 3T Discus 45|32 LTD, depending on availability.