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Using my 3T Orbis Wheels in the Grand Prix de Bias
Racing with my 3T Orbis II LTD Wheels in the Grand Prix de Bias (March 2016) – Photo Credit Marie Claude Caminade of Team Cyclo 4

I am very excited as well as proud to announce a new partnership I have with 3T Cycling, which will see me racing on their brand new and top of the range 3T ORBIS II T50 LTD wheels for the 2016 season.

I am very grateful for the faith that 3T Cycling have shown in me. In return I hope to be a good ambassador for the brand and am sure that with the support of 3T’s fine products, not only will I bring a little of their Italian style and flair to my cycling, but hopefully a few good results in the season ahead as well.

First Ride

About 3T Cycling

3t Logo in 1986More than a Little History:
Mario Dedioniggi (who had previously worked for Ambrosio) established the Tecnologia del Tubo Torinese (Turin Tube Technology) company way back in 1961, when he set up a shop in a three-room warehouse in Turin with a single manual tube-bending machine.

By the 1980’s the rather long-winded company name became the much easier to remember 3ttt and the iconic logo was to make it’s first appearances with many of cycling’s great names like Merckx, Saronni, Moser, and Gimondi riding with 3ttt’s polished-alloydrop bars, stems and seatposts.

Remember the now iconic original 3ttt Superleggero bars, back then it was the lightest drop bar in the world and I fondly remember the set that I had on my beautiful Colnago Master and I have a pair of 3ttt Ergo Power bars and matching stem on my 1990’s Pinarello Stelvio that I still enjoy riding from time to time:

Innovation continued and was a major driving force behind the company, indeed the great Francesco Moser was the first man to break the 50km mark for the hour record using the fist bullhorn-bar which was made by 3ttt.

3T Logo 2012At the turn of the millennium, the name changed again to 3T and the logo changed again a few more times until it developed into the one we know today and which we see being used by many top professionals and amateur cyclist all around the world.

3T’s main focus remains handlebars, stems and seatposts. However they also make high end carbon fiber forks and wheels:

About the 3T Orbis II LTD wheelsets

3T ORBIS II T50 LTD WheelsetThe Orbis II Ltd wheelsets are 3T cyclings newest and thus the companies flagship carbon wheels and are available in either 35mm or 50mm rim depths for clinchers or tubulars.

50mm ORBIS II Tubulars
Designed for competition use, the 3T Orbis II T50’s are aimed at cyclists looking for a low weight deep-section 50mm rim. With full carbon-fiber rims and Sapim CX-Ray spokes these weigh just 1340g and with CeramicSpeed bearings in the hubs run as smooth as anything out there.

As the season progresses I will be writing a full, in-depth and long-term review of the set of 50mm 3T ORBIS II T50 LTD wheels that I will be using, so stay tuned. For now you can take a look at their main specifications and where you can too can get some here: 3T ORBIS II T50 LTD wheels.

Or take a look at their full range of road cycling products on the 3T Cycling website – https://www.3tcycling.com/road/en/

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