3T Superergo Team Bar, Arx II Stem, Zero 25 Post review£505.00

Comfort for your contact points

BikeRadar score4/5

Although the Superergo Team bar’s tops have been carried over from its predecessor, 3T’s popular Ergonova, the way they turn into the drops is all-new.

Now they sweep forward a short way to form a flattened, ovalised corner that’s great to rest your hands and/or forearms on.

The carbon bar’s 119mm drops have a gradual curve that works well with different-sized hands and permits easy reach to most shifters and brake levers while keeping the corners out of the way of your wrists when you’re sprinting.

My 42cm bar weighs just 204g, including the internal cable guides. But there’s no getting around it, £290 / $350 / AU$450 is a lot to pay for a handlebar.

The Ergonova bar’s shape feels excellent, whether you’re on the hoods, drops or tops

At £80 / $106 / AU$129, the Arx II Team Stealth stem is rather more affordable. It’s an all-aluminium affair with a cut-out 3T logo in the four-bolt face plate.

It comes in 6-degree or 17-degree options and various lengths from 70–150mm. A quartet of T25 Torx bolts clamp it to the bars but the pair of 4mm Allen key bolts that used to cinch it to the steerer tube have been replaced with a single M6 T30 Torx bolt.

My 100mm stem weighs a decent 128g and requires a 40mm stack of steerer tube for secure clamping.

The Zero25 carbon seatpost is another pricey affair and has something of a split personality. Run it with the seat clamp assembled one way and it provides no setback whatsoever; but there’s another way to assemble the seat clamp to get 25-degree setback — useful if you're using the same bike for road and time trial riding and want to alter your position.

The clamp accepts all types of saddle rail, from round metal to oval carbon, and although it’s 350mm long the post only weighs 213g.

The Ergonova bar’s shape feels excellent, whether you’re on the hoods, drops or tops. It soaks up road buzz impressively, while remaining unwaveringly stiff during sprints and out of the saddle climbing.

The stem feels rock solid too, allowing the bar to work effectively. With only a short length of seatpost exposed on my test bike, its ability to flex would be limited, but it’s able to provide a more comfortable ride than I expected, with noticeable impact absorption.

It’s light and racy but comfortable enough to make multi-hour rides more enjoyable.

3T Superergo Team material

  • Material:
  • Bar: Carbon
  • Stem: Aluminium
  • Post: Carbon

3T Superergo Team price

  • Bar: £290 / $350 / AU$450
  • Stem: £80 / $106 / AU$129
  • Post: £135 / $145
Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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