3T has promised to revive the Italian tradition of custom paint with its new ‘Color 3T All Around’ cockpits. Of course, the tradition of custom painting in Italy needs no reviving, especially if you shop with Pegoretti, Rauler or order from Pinarello’s MyWay system. Still, it’s nice to see a component brand jumping on board.
3T is offering its best selling LTD level cockpit – ARX LTD stem – Ergonova LTD bar – Ionic 25 LTD post – under the ‘Color 3T ALL Around’ banner. Not truly customizable, 3T is offering a simple and clean circular graphic accent in six color options – blue, green, light blue, orange, pink and yellow. The LTD name represents the pinnacle of 3T components. Made of high-modulus carbon fiber the LTD line tops the lower modulus carbon and alloy Team and Pro lines.
The ARX LTD stem weighs only 118grams for a 110mm length and is available in lengths from 80mm to 130mm. With Ti blots, a design optimized for carbon bars and steer tubes and a classic four bolt layout up front it’s a true staple of the peloton. The Ergonova has been a favorite bar for years thanks to its well crafted ergonomics that still cut a classic profile. Subtly flattened tops, a 6 degree drop flare and a compact shape provide impeccable comfort and control. At 180grams the LTD hi-mod version combined with the ARX LTD stem make for a featherweight cockpit. The Ionic 25 LTD seat post brings more hi-mod carbon and a 25mm set back to the party. The new side clamping DiffLock seat clamp is incredibly easy to adjust with a splined alloy coupling to allow fore-aft adjustment to occur independently of angle adjustment. Available in 27.2 and 31.6mm diameters, be aware, this is a race post and in 31.6mm offers a very stiff ride despite it’s lightweight – 185grams for a 280mm.
For now only these LTD components can be ordered with the new color accents with an up-charge from the standard LTD cockpit. Check out 3Tcycling.com for all the details and if you decide you can’t live without the light blue, you can special order them right there.
‘Color 3T All Around’ Pricing:
ARX LTD Stem – $375 ($325 standard)
Ergonova LTD Bar – $425 ($400 standard)
Ionic 25 LTD Seat Post – $300 ($270 standard)