The 3T Exploro at Bespoke Cycling

We're very excited to be the London stockist for the new 3T Exploro frameset.

Fast across all surfaces, the Exploro is happiest ridden hard. Designed by Gerard Vroomen - formerly of Cervélo - the geometry is very close to that of a road bike. Check out the dropped chainstay on the drive side, which allows for the short wheelbase.

Preliminary reviews have been fantastic and accolades galore, including the prestigious Gold award at Eurobike 2016. Could this be the fabled "one bike to rule them all"? With the capacity to swap out 700c for 650b wheels, the options for tailoring your ride to the conditions are hugely improved. This really is a versatile machine.

3T call the tubing profile Sqaero. It effectively marries up aero shapes with massive tubes, dictated by the wheel size. Think aero + and you get the idea. For the gravel racer, admittedly a rare breed in the UK at least, this means you "Go Faster Slower" as their clever strapline has it. There's no doubt that the Exploro rewards effort, it's clearly at it's happiest when at speed.

There's a choice of two different layups: The white Team Edition frameset weighs in at 1,150g and is priced at £2,400.00. The black LTD Edition is a low 950g, though heavier on the wallet at £3,360.00.

Let's check some of the tech:

"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. That's when the Exploro is at its best - when you're pinning it across rough but firm roads. It flies across that stuff faster than any other gravel bike I've ridden."

"When things get technical, the steering is lively enough for loads of manoeuvrability. The Exploro is quick to respond when you need to change your line to avoid dips and bumps, and tight corners really aren't a problem. Short chainstays (415mm) keep the wheelbase short for a bike of this kind, so the handling is similar to that of a road bike." - 8/10 Road CC

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