Now in its second generation, the Exploro certainly has made its mark on the gravel market. It’s a bike for racers and those wanting to reduce their stable (3 bikes in one). For those who ride in the Pacific Northwest, the Exploro is a choice for the variety of tire sizes. Mark V owns one and has run 32s to 47s on it, including mountain bike tires.
And, everyone that has a gravel bike knows they’re often used on pavement too. The Exploro is fast enough to line up at your local crit. You could even race CX if it wasn’t too muddy and you weren’t worried about carrying it on your hip instead of a shoulder.
Going Slow Faster
Shipping today, the Exploro speed, which as the name implies is more road than dirt. Distinguished by the build kit, what you need to know is all the pieces have come together for 3T and they’re expressing a point of view on the market with complete bikes.
Looking at their current line up, the Exploro Speed is the same flatmount frameset but with roadie-optimized kit.
You should get this bike for the crank. I have the Strada in on demo, with the same build. It’s remarkably advanced for those into going fast on the road.
Even if you’re happy riding 23s and rim brakes, 3T is releasing the most interesting products in road/gravel and this is an important milestone for them.
3T Exploro Speed Specs
You can build the 3T Exploro Speed several ways. I suggest the Torno Team and it costs $5500.
|Frame colors||Stealth Black|
|Fork||3T FANGO LTD flatmount disk brake w/12mm thru axle|
|Stem||Arx II Team Stealth|
|Handlebar||Aeronova Team Stealth|
|Headset||2 x 10mm & 2 x 5mm PC headset spacers|
|Shifters||SRAM Force 1 Hydraulic DoubleTap|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force 1 Type 2.1 Medium Cage|
|Crankset||SRAM Quarq Prime Power Ready BB386 w/ 30mm 7050 AL spindle (optional upgrade to 3T Torno LTD)|
|Chainring||SRAM Force XSYNC, 46T (3T Torno crank ships with custom 44T chainring)|
|Bottom Bracket||Aluminum / Nylon Press fit cups for BB386EVO with 30mm i.d. sealed cartridge bearings|
|Chain||SRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting linkSRAM 11-speed XX1 Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting link|
|Freewheel / Cassette||SRAM 11-speed PowerGlide™ 11-36T|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Force CX1 Hydraulic DoubleTap|
|Brakes||SRAM Force Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotor|
|Saddle||Fizik Antares Versus|
|Wheelset||Discus C35 TEAM Stealth (700c)|
|Tires||Continental Grand Prix 4000 II S 700x28c|
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