the Tension 3

A no-compromise race bike with a lightweight and unyielding carbon chassis. 

"Head down, tongue down, pedal pedal pedal."

Introducing the Tension 3

The halo model, as ridden by Bombtrack cyclo-cross racer Gosse van de Meer. Utilising the same parts kit as the Tension 2, the 3 swaps the frame to create a no-compromise race bike with a lightweight and unyielding carbon chassis. Focused only on winning, this no-frills machine foregoes extra mounts or features to offer race-ready performance.

Highlights

 

  • FRAMESET

    WHEEL SIZE 700C
    COLOR 1 Black / Orange
    COLOR 2 -
    FRAME TORAY T700/T800 Hi-Mod carbon, TA dropout, replaceable hanger, 68 mm PF30 shell
    FORK full carbon TA disc fork, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8'' tapered steerer
    HEADSET FSA ORBIT C40 sealed integrated aheadset, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8''
    BB SRAM PF30 68 mm
  • SPECIFICATION

    HANDLEBAR RITCHEY COMP EVOMAX drop bar, 31.8 mm, 4.7° backsweep, 12° flare
    GRIPS RITCHEY WCS RACE bar tape
    STEM RITCHEY COMP 4-AXIS forged alloy stem, -6°
    LEVERS SRAM RIVAL 1 double tap hydraulic
    SHIFTER SRAM RIVAL 1 double tap 1 x 11
    BRAKES SRAM RIVAL flat mount hydraulic disc brakes with 140 mm rotors
    CRANKSET SRAM RIVAL 1 alloy crank
    PEDALS -
    CHAIN KMC X11 chain, 1/2'' x 11/128'', 114L
    CHAINRING SRAM X-SYNC alloy, narrow-wide, 40 T, 1/2'' x 11/128''
    CASSETTE SRAM PG-1130 11-speed cassette, 11 - 36 T
    FRONT DERAILLEUR -
    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM RIVAL 1 rear derailleur, long cage
    FRONT HUB HUNT 4-SEASONS V2 sealed hub, 6-bolt disc, 12 x 100 mm thru-axle
    REAR HUB HUNT 4-SEASONS V2 sealed hub, 11-speed, 6-bolt disc, 12 x 142 mm thru-axle
    FRONT RIM HUNT 4-SEASONS V2 double wall asymmetric rim, TLC, i19, 24h
    REAR RIM HUNT 4-SEASONS V2 double wall asymmetric rim, TLC, i19, 24h
    SADDLE BOMBTRACK COMP saddle
    SEAT POST RITCHEY COMP 2-BOLT alloy seatpost 27.2 mm x 300 mm
    SEAT CLAMP BOMBTRACK PRIME forged alloy seatclamp, 31.8 mm
    FRONT TIRE CHALLENGE BABY LIMUS folding tire, 700C x 33C
    REAR TIRE CHALLENGE BABY LIMUS folding tire, 700C x 33C
    FENDERS -
    RACK -
    LIGHTS -
    WEIGHT 8.5 kg (size M)
  • GEOMETRY

    Bike Size XXS XS S M L XL
    Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm) 480 500 520 540 560 580
    Horizontal TT length (mm) 510 525 535 545 560 575
    Seat Angle (°) 75 75 74,5 74 73,5 73
    Head Angle (°) 70,5 70,5 71 71,5 72 72,5
    Headtube Length (mm) 100 115 125 135 145 160
    BB Drop (mm) 53 53 55 55 57 57
    Chainstay Length (mm) 425 425 425 425 425 425
    Fork Offset (mm) 45 45 45 45 45 45
    Trail (mm) 76 75 71 67 65 62
    Wheelbase Length (mm) 1009 1020 1021 1022 1027 1031
    Standover (mm, center tt - ground) 762 779 793 817 823 838
    Reach (mm) 378 385 386 388 393 398
    Stack (mm) 510 524 538 549 562 578
  • EXTRA INFO

    Bike Size XS S M L XL XXL
    Stem Length (mm) 80 80 90 100 100 100
    BB Standard PF30 - 68 mm shell width
    Headset Standard (S.H.I.S.) IS42 / 28.6 | IS52 / 40
    Fork Max Tire Clearance 700C x 38C
    Frame Max Tire Clearance 700C x 38C
    Headset Spacers 1 x 10 mm, 2 x 5 mm
    Seat Post Length (mm) 300
    Crankarm (mm) 170 170 170 172.5 175 175
    Seat Post Diameter (mm) 27.2
    Handlebar (mm, drop center-center) 420 420 420 440 440 440
    Reach (mm) 73
    Flare 4.7° backsweep, 12° flare
    Drop (mm) 120

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