1x for the road just got a lot more interesting

1x for the road just got a lot more interesting

When 3T launched the quirky Strada fat-tyred aero road bike earlier this year, designer Gérard Vroomen promised us an all-new 11-speed road cassette that would solve the ‘problem’ of providing useful gearing for 1x road setups. Eurobike 2017: latest news and show highlights 3T Strada first ride review 3T Exploro first ride review At this year’s Eurobike 3T unveiled not one, but two new cassettes called the Overdrive and the Bailout. Both offer cogs from a tiny nine tooth up to a 32, but the spacing differs to meet the needs of a range of riders. The Overdrive gives you 9-11-12-13-15-17-19-22-25-28-32 cogs, which means you get the big (hard) gear at one end followed by a moderately large jump, and then a series of tightly spaced middle gears. The Bailout takes the opposite approach, with 9-10-11-12-13-15-17-19-22-26-32 cogs offering more tightly spaced hard gears, followed by a big jump to the ...

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