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3T Exploro LTD Sram Red eTAP Gravel Bike (2019)

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The 3T Exploro LTD can handle much more than riding on everyday roads. The wide tyres allow you to take yourself to the next level with plenty of comfort on any type of surface.

3T have created a complete bicycle option for the Exploro range of gravel, road, anywhere bike with the all-new 3T Exploro LTD SRAM Red eTap. This bicycle features the Exploro LTD frame outfitted with the latest products from leading companies like SRAM, Selle San Marco and of course 3T components.


Selecting the SRAM eTap 2x12 speed shifting, braking and drivetrain duties is the perfect balance of performance and practicality.


Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides?

You may go slow off-road, but on the connecting asphalt sections you need road riding speed.

If you’re slow because of gradients, aero doesn’t matter much. But if it's due to head- or crosswinds, you're slow relative to the ground but very fast relative to the air and that’s what determines the resistance you experience (that’s exactly why you’re slow).

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.

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.

Flatmount Brakes 

Let’s be clear, this is not a big deal. Post mount disc brakes work perfectly well, but the industry slowly moves to flatmount and that’s fine too. We’ll save our energy for a battle that actuall matters.

Seatpost Expander


The original Exploro has a beautiful hidden expander, but a top-mounted expander is a bit more user-friendly so just like on the Strada, we now offer this design on the Exploro.



Frame: Exploro Flatmount LTD

Frame color: Stealth black

Fork: 3T FANGO LTD flatmount disk brake w/12mm thru axle

Stem: Apto Team Stealth

Handlebar: Superergo Team Stealth

Headset: IS 42/28.6 I IS 52/40 Upper: 41.8 SSC (1-1/8) Lower: 51.9 SSC (1-1/2) alloy TC 8.3mm, no crown race

Shifters and Brake Levers: Sram RED eTap AXS

Rear Derailleur: Sram RED eTap AXS

Front Derailleur: Sram RED eTap AXS braze-on

Crankset: Sram RED eTap Dub

Chainring: Sram RED eTap 46-33T

Bottom Bracket: Sram Dub BB386

Chain: Sram RED 12 speed

Freewheel / Cassette: Sram XDR Driver Body / XG 1290 10-28T 12 speed

Front Brake: Sram RED Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ Sram CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotor

Rear Brake: Sram RED Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc w/ Sram CenterlineX 160mm Centerlock rotor

Cables: Sram Hydraulic brake & derailleur with Sram sealed housing

Saddle: Sella San Marco Aspide 2 Full Fit Dynamic Narrow 2018 277mm x 132mm

Rims / Wheelset: Discus C45 LTD (700c)

Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Straight pull, stainless steel, black finish, double butted, 24F/24R

Tyres: WTB Riddler 700x37C

Accessories: 3T bottle cage, user manual, eTap charger, rim stripes, reflector kits, transparent protector, spoke protector, tubeless valve stemt

Specifications are subject to change without notice.



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