3T Exploro is the world's first-ever all-roads aero frame, built for speed and comfort on roads and trails beyond the reach of regular road bikes. It has clearance for big tires to conquer any surface, coupled with aerodynamic shapes that work at real speeds under real conditions, on any type of surface. Designed to go anywhere‚ fast!
Square shapes are very efficient for high strength and stiffness. Airfoil shapes are effective in reducing wind resistance. Sqaero combines the best of both worlds, with a truncated airfoil shape that tricks the airflow into behaving as if it is a full shape while staying close to square in its overall dimensions.
The real fast ‚ aero design saves you energy. To make sure of that, we wind tunnel test at a realistic 20mph, not the usual 30mph. We even test frames covered in 3D-printed mud. The difference? Exploro is faster when muddy & fit with 40mm knobby tires than a clean standard road bike with 28mm slicks!
Exploro fits road, cross and MTB tires, so you can tune your ride to the conditions. And because we use 650b mountain bike tires and 700c road/cross tires (which all three have very similar wheel diameters), you get the same brilliant handling on or off-road.
Exploro offers the most responsive ride ever on gravel thanks to its super compact performance gravel geometry. It combines a fast, road-inspired rider position with short 415mm chainstays and agile steering geometry for phenomenal acceleration & grip on loose surfaces as well as asphalt.
Hang Loose hanger
Rear derailleur hanger detaches from the frame when the rear wheel is removed. This makes it much easier to fix a flat out on the trail since you don't have to tangle with the chain! The thru axle makes reattaching a snap.
Internal cables, hoses, and seatpost clamp clean up look and function. FlipTop cable guides protect Exploro's hoses and cables from dirt and fit mechanical or electronic shifting with single or double chainrings.
|Frame material||Unidirectional carbon|
|Frame weight (+/-3%)||1150g|
|Fork weight (+/-3%)||450g|
|Fork||Luteus II TEAM with thru-axle 100x15mm (included)|
|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)|
|Rear axle||Syntace X-12 thru-axle 142x12mm (included)|
|Front brake||Post mount for 160mm disc|
|Rear brake||Post mount for 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||White with red logos. Ready-to-paint frames also available|
|Included in box||Frame, fork, seatpost, seatpost internal clamp, front thru-axle, 1 front and 2 rear derailleur hangers, front derailleur cable liner, noise-cancelling foam sleeve for rear derailleur housing and brake hose|
For over half a century, 3T's products have been at the forefront of cycling technology. The Italian brand's dedication to innovation and performance has resulted in victories at the sport's biggest races including world championships, the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Today, 3T has reaffirmed its connection to the sport with highly innovative frame designs that empower riders to explore cycling in new ways. Meanwhile, the Torino-born brand's leading position in the area of cockpits and seatposts means the famous 3T logo remains the mark of a true cyclist. Read more about 3T.
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