3T Exploro Team Complete Bike

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3T Exploro Team - Frameset

The 3T Exploro Team tags itself, along with its LTD brother, as the first aerodynamic gravel bike. Though that claim might seem to be more of a head scratcher at first, once you start to think about the conditions you’ll be taking this bike to, it all becomes clear. One of the great things about gravel grinding is that the UCI hasn’t gotten its hands on the segment yet, which means that imaginative bicycle designers can develop all sorts of solutions that may thumb their noses at UCI regulations, but who cares!

For the 3T Exploro Team, you are getting all the same cutting edge design solutions that Gerard Vrooman has lavished on the LTD version, but at an appreciated cost savings and reasonable weight gain by using a slightly heavier grade of carbon. To earn that aerodynamic assertion, they’ve developed tubes with aero qualities that are maximized at the lower speeds that us normal riders will be doing, and they even took into account the actual mud you’ll likely be layering on your bike after a couple hours in the woods. The shape of the aero downtube has been dubbed Sqaero, which takes the typical teardrop aero tube shape and hacks off the tail end, effectively squaring off the tube. But since it is 50mm wide, the 25mm wide seat tube can completely shelter behind the downtube’s slipstream and basically disappear in an aerodynamic sense. In fact, that downtube is so wide, your water bottles will practically disappear behind it. The head tube, seatstays and bespoke seatpost also use the Sqaero shape for an aero advantage.

The Exploro is made for sharp, snappy handling thanks to its Performance Geometry, which is intended to help you get through tight switchback corner on woodsy gravel tracks without having to dab or scrub your speed. This is a road racer’s bike for backcountry adventures. The fact that you can stick on a whole array of different wheel and tire sizes is what will make you crave the trails, even if your diet has always happily consisted of smoothly paved roads. This is a Gravel Plus bike after all. With the dropped chainstay giving that whole bottom bracket area more room to breathe, you can fit everything from 700x28mm or 700x40mm road and cross and tires all the way up to 650b mountain bike tires, up to 2.1 inches wide. And the “Hang Loose Hanger” is the clever solution for how you can change out rear wheels or fix flats easily since the rear derailleur hanger detaches from the frame when the rear wheel is removed and then can be easily reattached when you’re putting in the thru axle. It sounds fiddly, but actually works amazingly well and is one of those things that makes us wonder why no one has thought of this for disc brake road bikes before.

With cleverly designed ports to match the internal cable routing for Di2, e-Tap, as well as 1x10/11, 2x10/11, you’ll be able to suit up your rig with clean lines and an uncluttered look. The fork is their in-house 3T Luteus II Team carbon, which uses the same carbon as the frame, and comes with a 15mm through axle that can accept up to 180mm disc brake rotors. However, the rear triangle accept up to a 160mm rotor and is a 12mm through axle. The Exploro Team frame ends up weighing about 1090 grams, which is a gain of about 100 grams over the LTD version, but you’ll also be saving about 1200 bucks, so that’s a pretty fair trade off.

Hitting the trails with the 3T Exploro Team will open a whole world of opportunities for the adventurous roadie.

  • Frame: Unidirectional carbon
  • Fork: 3T Fango Team carbon
  • Rear Stay: Carbon
  • Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
  • Headset Included: Yes, integrated IS42/28.6 IS52/40
  • Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
  • Bottom Bracket Type: BB386EVO
  • Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical
  • Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
  • Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
  • Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
  • Wheel Size: 700c, 650b
  • Max Tire Clearance: 40mm on 700c, 2.1” on 650b
  • Brake Type: Disc, flat mount
  • Seatpost Diameter: Aero
  • Seatpost Included: Yes, 3T Charlie Sqaero
  • Seat Collar Included: Yes
  • Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
  • Sizes: 46.3cm SM | 49cm MD | 51.8cm LG | 54.5cm XL |
  • Colors: Black Red
  • Weight: 1090g | 2.4lbs


    We’ve compiled a complete build kit for the EXPLORO FM frames featuring the leading innovations from companies like SRAM, Panaracer, Selle San Marco, and of course our own 3T cockpit parts and 650B (27.5”) Discus Plus Road wheels. Selecting the SRAM Force 1x shifting, braking and drivetrain duties was an obvious choice. The latest technology in 1x drivetrains gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t. Innovative, responsive, & race ready. Selle Royal provides the platform for pedaling with their Mantra open-fit Dynamic carbon fiber reinforced saddle with Biofoam padding and Microfeel microfiber cover. Panaracer, the world leader in mixed surface tire options brings the GravelKing SK to wrap around our Discus Plus C25 Pro Tubeless wheels. The combination is perfect for the more hardcore roads you seek with aggressive knobs, ZSG Natural rubber compound, full puncture protection breaker and AX-a special low rolling resistance casing. Don’t mistake the 27.5” x 1.90” (47-584) size for a sluggish ride. These are fast rolling tires! Our new Superghiaia handlebar is coupled with our Apto stem, both in Team Stealth trim. The roomy width on the drop portion of the bars helps maintain control on technical terrain and the conventional brake hood width maintains road manners and ergonomics without a radically angled lever. Our Corius Team handlebar tape delivers a tacky grip and the perfect amount of cushion. In total over $3100 in premium components that we offer to completely outfit your EXPLORO FM frameset. With the EXPLORO FM assembly kit you’re able to speed the sourcing and assembly of our frames and offer a complete bike solution with no homework or guesswork.



    90mm +/-6° rise, Ø31.8mm


    3T APTO TEAM STEALTH 100mm +/-6° rise, Ø31.8mm

    3T APTO TEAM STEALTH 110mm +/-6° rise, Ø31.8mm

    Handlebar 3T SUPERGHIAIA




    Crankset SRAM FORCE1 XSYNC

    chainring 44T 170mm

    SRAM FORCE1 XSYNC chainring 44T 172,5mm

    SRAM FORCE1 XSYNC chainring 44T 175mm


    Headset 3T Exploro sealed 1.125 - 1.5"

    Grips 3T Corius Pro

    Bar Ends/Caps 3T logo

    Shifters SRAM Rival

    Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival 1x Long Cage

    Chainring SRAM XSYNC, 44T

    Bottom Bracket BB386EVO for SRAM PF30/86

    Chain SRAM 11-speed Powerchain® II with PowerLock® connecting link

    Freewheel /

    Cassette SRAM 11-speed PowerGlideTM 11-42T with JETTM black finish

    Brake Levers SRAM Force HRD

    Front Brake SRAM Force HRD Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM 160mm Centerlock rotor

    Rear Brake SRAM Force HRD Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ SRAM 160mm Centerlock rotor

    Cables SRAM Hydraulic brake & derailleur with SRAM sealed housing and Jagwire cable clips

    Saddle: Selle Microfeel San Marco covered Mantra Biofoam

    Open-Fit Dynamic Carbon Fiber reinforced with

    Rims / Wheelset 3T Discus Plus C25 PRO 650B (24mm internal width) 100 x 12mm Front, 142 x 12mm Rear

    Tires Panaracer GRAVELKING SK 650B x 48mm (27.5” x 1.90”)

    Accessories Cable clip, sealed ferrules, Maxxis Superlight inner tubes, reflector kit
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