This is the 3T Strada that Aqua Blue Sport will ride in 2018, making the Irish-based squad the first pro cycling team to use a single-chainring drivetrain. With disc brakes in the mix, too, the Strada is unlike any other race bike out there. A glimpse of the future or a step too far?
The frame, painted in the team’s blue and gold colours, is equipped with a SRAM Force 1 groupset. The Strada itself caused a stir when it was launched back in June – purists were forced to cover their eyes while forward-thinking roadies were reaching for their wallets – and we had the chance to ride it ourselves in the summer.