SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

Introducing their first mountain specific stem and adding to their current MTB bar line up, 3T introduced a new line of MTB components at Sea Otter. Thanks to names like Prime and Square, the new offerings will have a mathematical theme, and a naming structure that is number based. The Prime 9’74 for instance, has a 9 degree back sweep and is 740mm wide.

SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

3T is also introducing a new logo structure to differentiate their MTB and road products – the MTB gets a triangle, while the road will be a circle. These graphics aren’t 100 percent correct, but they give an idea of what to expect. Their new mountain bike stem will be called the Square, though it wasn’t on display. Square will be offered in a 10 degree option with sizes starting as small as 55mm.

SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

The mountain line will also include a new seat post, the Sum (keeping with the math theme). Sum will be offered in 27.2 and 31.6 diameters with 350 and 420mm lengths and will use the same Diff Lock mechanism offered in their high end road posts. Diff lock is a splined clamp system that allows for saddle angle adjustments as small as 0.5mm and will not slip.

SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

On the road side of things, 3T added another drop bar to the line up in the form of the Tornova.

SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

The new Tornova is the result of consumers wanting the ergo flat top of the Ergonova handlebar, but with the traditional drop of the Rotundo bar instead of the shallow drop. Available in Pro, Team, and LTD models it will be offered in 7050 alloy, carbon fiber, and HM carbon respectively. Built with an 83mm reach and 139mm drop, it is identical to the Rotundo. Both carbon bars feature a stepped down portion above the shifter clamp making a perfectly flat transition from the shifter to the bar.

SOC13: 3T Introduces New Line of MTB Components, Adds Tornova Road Bar

On the scale, the Tornova Team came in a 205g.

Comments

Mike - 04/23/13 - 2:06pm

They couldn’t make a 739mm wide bar to call the Prime 9’739??? If they are going for a math theme they might as well go all the way.

Psi Squared - 04/23/13 - 2:30pm

Well, if production tolerances were sloppy enough that the bar was 739mm wide, they’d score on all counts since:

isprime(739)–>true
isprime(9739)–>true

Psi Squared - 04/23/13 - 2:30pm

Well, if production tolerances were sloppy enough that the bar was 739mm wide, they’d score on all counts since:

isprime(739)–>true
isprime(9739)–>true

wheelz - 04/23/13 - 2:45pm

The specs on the Prime mtb bar are perfect. Looks good too.

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