3T Exploro Ltd Carbon Frame Gravel Road Off Road Bicycle Cycling
- Brand: 3T
Exploro is a bike 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, both on- and off-road.
Road, cross, and MTB tires can all be fitted: 700c road or cross tires are close in diameter to 650b GravelPlus® tires. Switching to 650b wheels for wider tire sizes enables the frame to have compact, race-bred geometry and a short rear end, for agile steering and phenomenal grip on loose dirt as well as blacktop. Recommended wheels are 3T Discus for 700c, and 3T DiscusPlus for 650b.
Exploro's Sqaero® shapes are structurally efficient and offer RealFast™ aerodynamics — even when covered in mud . Exploro uses Sqaero 50/25, with a 50 mm wide downtube that picks up the airflow coming off a wider cross or MTB front tire and leads it on to the water bottles. The seat-tube is 25 mm wide to make it aerodynamically ‘disappear’ between the bottles and the rear tire. Headtube, seatstays, and custom seatpost also use Sqaero shapes. Exploro on 40 mm knobby cyclocross tires is faster than the equivalent round-tube bike on 28 mm slicks — enough to make all the difference on a long, grueling ride on gravel roads.
Exploro fits single and double cranksets and its ‘dropped’ chainstay on the driveside ensures there are no clearance issues. Swapping wheels, or fixing a flat on the trail, couldn’t be easier, thanks to the Out-of-the-Way™ rear mech hanger that detaches from the frame when rear wheel is removed, taking the rear mech and chain out of the way. Thru axle makes re-fitting a snap.
CLEAN PERFORMANCE: Internal cables, hoses and seatpost clamp clean up the frame aerodynamically and visually. Dedicated FlipTop cable guides are future-proof with in mechanical & electronic versions for single & double chainrings.
HANG LOOSE HANGER: Mounting a rear wheel with disc brake can be a pain, we make it easy. Forget the derailleur, focus on the disc, put the wheel in, slide thru the axle and hang the derailleur back with the wheel already securely in place.
ATTACHMENT ANCHORS: Attach a small toptube bag onto the frame without using straps which may interfere with your knees. Several bag manufacturers make toptube bags in different sizes following this standard.
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.
FORK LTD: 3T Luteus II LTD | TEAM: 3T Luteus II TEAM 15mm thru axle (included)
HEADSET Integrated tapered IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
BOTTOM BRACKET BB386EVO
REAR AXLE 42x12mm thru axle
SEATPOST 3T Charlie Sqaero Strada
CABLE ROUTING Internal via interchangeable FlipTop covers for 1x10/11, 2x10/11, Di2, eTap
REAR AXLE 142X12mm thru axle
BAG MOUNT 100mm front-post-to-bearing-bore-edge
INCLUDED IN THE 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