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Bike design legend on the future of 1x in the pro peloton, disc brakes, aero design and more

Last week we gave you our first ride impression of 3T’s new Strada road bike - the first high end performance road bike to feature a 1x drivetrain which also featured a brief part of a much longer chat we had with the bike’s designer, Gerard Vroomen - one of the men behind a whole slew of classic Cervélo aero designs. 

This week, as promised, we’re back with a longer edit of our talk with the Gerard in which we discuss 1x bike set ups and the pro peloton, designing aero bikes around the tyre - and why fatter is better, disc brakes (naturally) and more. 

If you want an insight in to where road bike design is going, and performance road bikes in particular it’s always worth hearing what the forthright, and it has to be said usually right Mr Vroomen has to say - apart from which he’s a very amusing and knowledgeable interviewee.

So press play and find out what the future has in store. Probably.