3T is blurring the lines between road, gravel and mountain with the launch of its latest Extrema Italia, offering performance that’s ready for “the toughest race courses and fast adventures”.
While the Extrema Italia’s frame mimics much of the current RaceMax Italia, 3T says the new bike is aimed at “making it more capable for endurance and adventure cycling” thanks to endowing features such as enough clearance to accommodate 57mm or 2.1- to 2.2in tires and bosses galore along the frame and fork that allow for an array of extra luggage and rack options.
The biggest difference between the Extrema and Racemax Italia comes in the chainstay length (436mm vs 418mm), which stretches the Extrema’s wheelbase to 1,036mm (medium) making it more stable as a result. The other key geometry figures such as the head angle come in at 70.5-degree, while the 368mm reach and 570mm stack are shorter and sit higher than the Racemax. The frame is further rounded off with a 76mm bottom bracket drop.
“There are some rides that need to be limitless. These are the rides where a sense of adventure takes over, taking you to unimaginable landscapes, places not even your wildest dreams could conjure. This is when you get lost finding that extra something chasing horizons ever further afar. However, breathtaking views are rarely right outside your backdoor, so getting there needs to be fast, efficient, and comfortable. Enter the Extrema,” boasts 3T.
Additionally, the Extrema Italia is treated to full internal cable routing courtesy of 3T’s “MORE Integrale” two-piece carbon stem and handlebar, giving the rider the ability to choose the bar and stem size independently from each other, while a dropper can also be added.
The Extrema Italia is offered in three complete builds, or as a frameset only.
Here’s how the models breakdown:
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