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3T Exploro LTD Gravel Frameset

 

The 3T Exploro LTD 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. With clearance for big tires it will help conquer any surface while its aerodynamic shapes are proven to work at real speeds under real conditions, on any type of surface. Designed to go anywhere (fast!) this Limited-Edition version of the 3T Exploro made from a higher-grade carbon - Sqaero LTD is even lighter than the Exploro Team.

 

The technical bit….

3T design for real world aerodynamics at realistic speeds; they call it Realfast™ We all know that aero design saves you energy but to make sure of that 3T have wind tunnel tested at a realistic 20mph, not the usual 30mph. 3T even tested frames covered in 3D-printed mud. The difference? Exploro is faster when muddy & fit with 40mm knobby tyres than a clean standard road bike with 28mm slicks! The 3T engineers know that square shapes are very efficient for high strength and stiffness while 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. 

 

Gravelplus®

Exploro is compatible with Road, Cross and MTB tyres, so you can tune your ride to suit your preferred style of riding and the conditions you’re riding in. The 3T Exploro can accommodate a choice of a 650B diameter wheel with a large volume tyre or a 700c diameter wheel with a road or cyclocross tyre with all outer diameters being almost exactly the same meaning you get the same brilliant handling on or off-road regardless of wheel and tyre choice. 

 

Performance Geometry

The 3T Exploro LTD 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 tarmac.

 

Hang Loose Hanger™

The Exploro’s rear derailleur hanger detaches from frame when rear wheel is removed. 3T created the Hang Loose Hanger™ to make it much easier to fix a flat out on the trail, since you don't have to tangle with the chain anymore while the simple thru-axle makes reattaching quick, easy and secure.

 

Clean Performance

With internal cables, brake-hoses, and seat post clamp the 3T Exploro is a clean looking and functional user-friendly frameset that is easy to clean and maintain even after the most-filthy epic rides you’ll do. Fliptop cable guides protect the Exploro's hoses and cables from dirt and are particularly versatile enabling you to fit mechanical or electronic gears with a single or double ring drivetrain. 

 

Road.CC Review 4 / 5

‘The Exploro is an absolute blast on gravel. If you have fairly well surfaced, fairly well drained tracks around your way, you're in for a treat. This is a bike that allows you to get your head down and crank the speed up high…’ Full review here

 

Specifications:

  • Frame: Sqaero Team Carbon
  • Fork: 3T Luteus II Team Carbon
  • Bottom Bracket: BB386EVO
  • Headset: Integrated tapered IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
  • Seatpost: 3T Charlie Sqaero
  • Rear Axle: 142x12mm thru axle
  • Rear Brake Mount: Post mount for 160mm disc
  • Cable Routing: Internal via interchangeable FlipTop covers for 1x11, 2x11, Di2, eTap
  • Bag Mount: 100mm front-post-to-bearing-bore-edge
  • Weight: 950g 

 

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.

 

3T Exploro frameset includes:

  • Frame
  • Fork
  • Headset
  • Seatpost
  • Seatpost internal clamp
  • Front and rear thru axles
  • One front derailleur hanger
  • Two rear derailleur hangers
  • Noise-cancelling foam sleeve for rear derailleur housing and brake hose