The 3T Exploro is a chameleon, a ludic reimagining of the performance capability of the gravel bike.
Ridden both on and off road it is a top-tier racer, marrying the very best of multiple disciplines to give you one of the most enjoyable and varied ride experiences available. Aerodynamically optimised and compatible with road, cyclocross and even mountain bike tyres – the Exploro is not only versatile but unrivalled in performance potential.
The Exploro is unique in the radical scope of its performance – designed so that it can accommodate 700c road and cross tyres, or 650b MTB tyres whilst retaining the same overall wheel diameter – it gives perfect and consistent handling with all set ups. At once a winner on ultra-fast road runs, mixed asphalt and gravel routes or even tough off-road trails, the Exploro is gravel riding redefined.
In designing the Exploro, 3T utilised extensive wind-tunnel testing at 20mph, recording the effects of mud, fluid storage and knobbly tyres to settle on a construction which is aero-optimised to real world riding conditions. This precise level of aerodynamic refinement means that you can go fast, whatever the conditions. Where there are headwinds or crosswinds, the Exploro experiences considerably less air resistance, meaning that you can always ride without compromise.
Remarkably, a muddy Exploro with 40mm knobbly tyres and two water bottles is consistently faster in aerodynamic simulation than an equivalent round tubed road bike with 28mm slicks and no water bottles.
The Exploro frameset is constructed from innovative Sqaero tubing which synthesises strength, stiffness and streamlining to give unrivalled aerofoiling qualities. Elegant dropped chainstays and fluid contouring marry form and function seamlessly – giving you the perfect ride, day in, day out.
Every aspect of the Exploro evidences careful and meticulous design. The internal cables, hoses and top-mounted seat clamp give clean aesthetics and minimise drag. An easily removable mech hanger and thru-axle composition make swapping out wheels a smooth and straightforward task. Distilled graphics and slick finishes reflect the understated but confident ethos that underpins the Exploro.
Frame: Exploro Flatmount Pro
Frame colour: White/Grey
Fork: 3T Pro flatmount disk brake w/12mm thru axle
Stem: 3T ARX II Team
Handlebar: 3T Superego Pro
Headset: 3T Exploro sealed 1.125 - 1.5"
Shifters: SRAM Rival 1 HRD
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1x long cage
Crankset: SRAM Rival 1
Chainring: SRAM XSYNC, 42T
Bottom Bracket: BB386PR for SRAM
Chain: SRAM 11-speed Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting link
Freewheel / Cassette: SRAM 11-speed PowerGlide™ 11-42T with JET™ black finish
Brake Levers: SRAM Rival 1 HRD
Front Brake: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM 160mm Centerlock rotor
Rear Brake: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM 160mm Centerlock rotor
Cables: SRAM Hydraulic brake & derailleur with SRAM sealed housing and Jagwire clable clips
Saddle: WTB Volt
Rims / Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 700c DB
Tyres: Schwalbe G-one Allroad 700x38c, Microskin, TL easy, E-25, black sidewalls, tubeless ready
Accessories: Cable clip, sealed ferrules, Maxxis Superlight inner tubes, reflector kit