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?
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.