EXPLORO TEAM
EXPLORO TEAM
EXPLORO TEAM
EXPLORO TEAM
3T

EXPLORO TEAM

Regular price $5,900.00 CAD Save $0.00 CAD
Vancouver
233 West Broadway
West Vancouver
1437 Clyde Ave

The Exploro is designed to fit road, cross and even mountain bike tires following the GravelPlus standard. The road and cross tires are 700c, the mountain bike tires use the 650b size, ensuring that all of these have virtually the same overall wheel diameter and therefore the same predictable handling.The Exploro is three bikes in one.

With road wheels and tires, the Exploro is a very fast aero road bike.

Switch to monster 2.1” (54mm) mountain bike tires to conquer the toughest terrain.

Stay with a medium-sized tire to mix on- and off-road segments on your rides.

Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides?

  • You may go slow off-road, but on the connecting asphalt sections you need road riding speed.
  • If you’re slow because of gradients, aero doesn’t matter much. But if it's due to head- or crosswinds, you're slow relative to the ground but very fast relative to the air and that’s what determines the resistance you experience (that’s exactly why you’re slow).

3T didn't want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but in the real world. So they tested it at a realistic 20mph (32kmh) instead of the standard 30mph (48kmh) and optimized the frame for water bottles (tough to do long, epic rides without). 3T even designed the Sqaero shape to work well when covered in mud! The result? A muddy Exploro with 40mm knobby gravel tires and 2 water bottles is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike is with 28mm slick road tires and without bottles.

The key to the Exploro’s speed is the aero downtube that is wide enough to catch the airflow coming off the big front tire (a skinny downtube wouldn’t even touch the airflow). But at 50mm wide, a full airfoil with a normal ratio would have to be 150-200mm deep, causing too much surface drag. So we square off the tail, keeping most of the aero performance with a 50x75mm cross section that is also close to perfect for strength and stiffness; our Sqaero shape. The wide downtube also effectively shields the water bottle 

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE: For mechanical efficiency and safety, both seatpost and seattube have a minimum insertion. The Checkpoint ensures you insert the Charlie seatpost far enough into the seattube.

FLATMOUNT BRAKES: Let’s be clear, this is not a big deal. Post mount disc brakes work perfectly well, but the industry slowly moves to flatmount and that’s fine too. We’ll save our energy for a battle that actually matters.

SEATPOST EXPANDER: The original Exploro has a beautiful hidden expander, but a top-mounted expander is a bit more user-friendly so just like on the Strada, we now offer this design on the Exploro.

 

Frame Exploro Flatmount TEAM
Frame sizes S-M-L-XL
Frame color Racing Green Special Edition
Black/White Special Edition
Fork 3T FANGO Team flatmount disk brake w/12mm thru axle
Stem Apto Pro
3T Handlebar Superergo Pro
Headset 3T Exploro sealed 1.125 - 1.5"
Shifters SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic DoubleTap
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force CX1 Type 2.1 Medium Cage
Crankset SRAM Quarq Ready Alloy GXP
Chainring SRAM Force XSYNC, 42T
Bottom Bracket BB386EVO for SRAM GXP
Chain SRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting linkSRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting link
Freewheel / Cassette SRAM 11-speed PowerGlide™ 11-42T with JET™ black finish
Brake Levers SRAM Force HRD
Front Brake SRAM Force HRD Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM 160mm Centerlock rotor
Rear Brake SRAM Force HRD 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 Discus Plus C25 PRO 650b (24mm internal width) 100x12mm Front, 142x12mm Rear
Tires WTB Byway Black
Accessories Cable clip, sealed ferrules, Maxxis Superlight inner tubes, reflector kit