Revo is the ﬁrst-ever aerobar to attach the basebar wing to the front of the grips instead of the back, literally changing aerobar design 180°.THIS INNOVATION:
- makes it impossible for the rider’s hands to slide forwards off the grips, so it’s safer and easier to use at all times
- gives better grip and handling on tough descents, rough roads and sketchy turns
- is more aerodynamic — the basebar wing has a sharper angle of attack with the free air ﬂow than standard basebars
Revo builds on 3T’s deep experience in carbon-ﬁber products and winning Olympic medals and World Tour heritage. The Revo has been tested by the BMC Racing Team, multiple world team trial champions.
The key to the Revo are the reverse grips, turning a century-old design on its head and introducing completely new levels of comfort and safety. The bullhorn basebar with the grips pointing forward can be found on any aerobar, but on tricky turns or with slippery hands, the grips are far from secure. With so much of the rider’s weight on the hands, it’s easy to slip forward and off the bars with potentially disastrous consequences.
It’s amazing it has taken this long for a manufacturer to realize that by reversing the design, putting the wing in front of the grips instead of behind, it acts as a natural barrier for the hands and stops them from ever slipping off. This improves safety and also the sense of control for the rider. Whether you’re a time trialist racing on a very humid day or a triathlete who has just emerged from the water, even the most slippery hands can now grip the bars securely without the risk of slipping off. And because we have changed the angle and position of the wing without moving the position of the grips, your body position will be the same as you’re used to when using conventional bullhorns.
Gerard Vroomen went straight from studying Mechanical Engineering (where his ﬁnal year product was the design of an aerodynamic bicycle) to co-founding Cervélo together with Phil White. They built it into the premier road bike manufacturer through cutting-edge engineering and an endless stream of break-through products. The most aerodynamic triathlon and time trial bikes (and mulitple World Champion), the lightest bikes to race (and win) Paris-Roubaix (the world’s toughest Classic), the ﬁrst frame under 700g and the entire aero road bike category sprung from their work.
After co-founding OPEN with Andy Kessler, Gerard has designed the world’s ﬁrst sub-900g mountain bike frame (when nobody was even under 1,000g) and started the GravelPlus category, creating fast go-anywhere bikes by combining a road position and mountain bike tires.
Besides his continuing involvement in OPEN, Gerard is also a co-owner and Head of Design at 3T, where he is working on many new product designs.