Frame material: Unidirectional carbon
Frame weight (+/-5%): 1090g (Medium, frame-only)
Fork weight (+/-5%): 490g (uncut)
Fork: 3T Fango TEAM for 12mm axle
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.
Headset: Integrated tapered IS42/28.6 | IS52/40
Seatpost: 3T Charlie Sqaero (CHARLIE STRADA is NOT compatible with the EXPLORO frame)
Front axle: Syntace X-12 thru-axle 100x12mm (included)
Rear axle: Syntace X-12 thru-axle 142x12mm (included)
Front brake: Flatmount for 140/160mm disc
Rear brake: Flatmount for 140/160mm disc
Cable routing: Internal via interchangeable FlipTop covers for 1x10/11, 2x10/11, Di2, eTap
Bag mount: 100mm front-post-to-bearing-bore-edge
Finish: Gloss black with red logos
Included in 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
With road wheels and tires, the Exploro is a very fast aero road bike, and comfortable as it fits any size tire. Switch to monster 2.1” (54mm) tires and it soaks up anything that gravel, dirt or singletrack can throw at you. Stay with a mid-size tire to mix on- and off-road segments on every ride.
As the reviews show, the amazing feat of the Exploro is not just that it can do all that, but that it can do it so well.
GRAVELPLUS: FIT ROAD, GRAVEL & MTB TIRES
Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides?
We didn’t want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but in the real world. So we tested at a realistic 20mph (32kmh) instead of the standard 30mph (48kmh) and optimized the frame for water bottles (tough to do long, epic rides without). We even designed the Sqaero shape to work well when covered in mud! The result? A muddy Exploro with 40mm knobby gravel tires and 2 water bottles (red line in the graph) is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike is with 28mm slick road tires and without bottles (grey line).
The key to the Exploro’s speed is the aero downtube that is wide enough to catch the airflow coming off the big front tire (a skinny downtube wouldn’t even touch the airflow). But at 50mm wide, a full airfoil with a normal ratio would have to be 150-200mm deep, causing too much surface drag. So we square off the tail, keeping most of the aero performance with a 50x75mm cross section that is also close to perfect for strength and stiffness; our Sqaero shape. The wide downtube also effectively shields the water bottles.
We also use Sqaero on the headtube, seattube, seatstays and seatpost.DESIGN IS IN THE DETAILS