3T Tornova Team Carbon Road Handlebar
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3T Tornova Team Bars
Tornova combines the plush comfort tops of Ergonova with the traditional round bends of Rotundo a pattern many riders have been waiting for. Two new features further enhance Tornovas comfort and convenience: internal cable routing, and stepped location for the brake/shifter units. The stepped-location feature moulds a small downwards step above the shifter clamp, so the shifter tops align truly flat with the top of the bar. This makes for a more comfortable handhold. Internal routing aligns cables better, so the bar assembly is tidier and gear changes snappier. Tornova Team is a versatile, light racing bar that supports clip-ons. Note: Tornova bar width is specified centre-to-centre at hoods. Drops flare by 2 and are approximately 1 cm wider at bar end. Specifications: Weight: 215 g (40 cm) Width: 40, 42, 44 cm Bar: 31.8 mm ? Material: Carbon Drop: 139 mm Reach: 83 mm Routing: External Finish: Shot Peened/Black Anodised Certification: CEN
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3T is a brand synonymous with lightweight road cycling components, such as stems, bars and seatposts. Founded in 1961, 3T (Tecnologia del Tubo Torino - or Turin Tube Technology) was initially named 3TTT, and is situated near Milano in a city called Bergamo, in Northern Italy. As the name suggests, initially their products were made with metal - steel to be precise - as the founder Mario Dedioniggi specialised in working with this material. By 1970, steel was replaced by the increasingly popular alloy, in order to save weight without sacrificing performance. 5 years later the famous Superleggera handlebar was born, weighing just 250g, which at the time was believed to be the lightest handlebar on the market. It was constructed from 7075 aluminium alloy, which was usually reserved for aerospace industries.
Over the years 3T has provided components for victorious Tour de France, Olympic, World Championships and successful World Hour Record attempts. In 1984 Moser pushed past the 50km barrier in his hour attempt using a 3T bar, eventually setting a new record of 51.151km. In recent years Ryder Hesjedal won the 2013 Giro d'Italia on a 3T equipped bike. In the MTB world, Nicolas Vouilloz won his 3rd Downhill World Championships whilst riding with a 3T bar. Nowadays 3T produce components in carbon fibre, as well as having cheaper lightweight alloy ranges for those on a budget. For more information on 3T's products, please visit their website, or view their history page. Alternatively you can find more information on the Italian company on their Wikipedia entry.