3T

ExploroLTD Frame Flatmount

Regular price $5,499.00 CAD Save $0.00 CAD
1 in stock
Vancouver
233 West Broadway
West Vancouver
1437 Clyde Ave
Warehouse
Matte Black/Grey / L 1 0 0
- Some variants may only be available for online order
- Most variants labelled in stock in warehouse can be made available next business day on Broadway.

The Exploro is designed to do it all.

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.

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 they 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.

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, they now offer this design on the Exploro.


Frame material Unidirectional carbon - ultralight layup
Frame weight (+/-5%) 990g (Medium, frame-only)
Fork weight (+/-5%) 400g (uncut)
Fork 3T Fango LTD for 12mm axle
BB BB386EVO
Chainring fit Max inner ring: 36T
Max outer ring: 50T
Max single ring (offset ring): 46T
Max single ring (flat ring): 50T
The above applies to round rings, oval rings come in various shapes and need to be measured individually.
Headset Integrated tapered IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
Seatpost 3T Charlie Sqaero (CHARLIE STRADA is NOT compatible with the EXPLORO frame)
Front axle Syntace X-12 thru-axle 100x12mm (included)
Rear axle Syntace X-12 thru-axle 142x12mm (included)
Front brake Flatmount for 140/160mm disc
Rear brake Flatmount for 140/160mm disc
Cable routing Internal via interchangeable FlipTop covers for 1x10/11, 2x10/11, Di2, eTap
Bag mount 100mm front-post-to-bearing-bore-edge
Finish Stealth black

Canada $5 Flat Rate Shipping

For a limited time, we're offering $5 Flat Rate Shipping within Canada on all orders including regular priced bikes.  'Sale' bikes are shipped for $200, and Express Shipping is available based on shipping carrier rates.

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