In Cervelo’s heyday, Gerard Vroomen (co-founder) brought aerodynamics to the forefront of road cycling. Years later, Gerard is back at work (this time with 3T and OPEN) making bikes and riders faster. While true aero road bikes remain some of the most stunning examples of design to hit the road, more and more roadies are looking for additional adventure – be that rough roads normally avoided, dirt and gravel road races such as the Dirty Kanza, or challenging local singletrack otherwise limited to mountain bikes. Vroomen’s latest creation offers unprecidented wheel/tire versatility for a wide range of road conditions, in an aerodynamic frameset destined for the fastest rides. Following loosely in the footsteps of the OPEN Unbeaten Path U.P., the 3T Exploro features Gravel Plus technology, allowing one frameset to handle (and handle well) 700x28c road tires on Saturday, cross tires on Sunday, and big 650bx2.1″ mountain bike tires for after-work laps on the trail. Where the Exploro differs from the Unbeaten Path is its on-road manners, where the 3T really excels. In their words, the Exploro is a mountain bike for roadies. It carves corners, handles out-of-saddle sprints, and offers unmistakeable aero profiles for saving those much-needed watts. For those who want a great road bike to do group rides, gran fondos, etc, but also want to break off onto dirt and gravel, the 3T is about as good as it gets.
Similar to our Open U.P. Unbeaten Path Ultegra Complete Bike, our 3T Exploro Team Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike offers a beautifully curated mix of components for those who would rather spend their days and nights riding, training, or anything-not-hand-picking parts for their dream bike. To match the sleak, aero profiles of the 3T Exploro, we’ve selected an electronic Shimano Ultegra Di2 grouppo to handle shifting and braking (hydraulic Shimano brakes). Already a staple for cyclocrossers, we’ve chosen HED Ardennes Plus wheels, which work great for 700x28c road tires, up to 700x40c cross tires, and anything in between. Our 3T Exploro Team Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike is offered in one colorway – gloss White with Red accents.
Whether you’re heading to Salt Lake City, or prefer we ship your new 3T Exploro bike to you, we’ll do a full, professional bike build, dialing in shifting and braking, truing wheels, etc. If you’re unsure about sizing, give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk through geometry and fit. And although this is a “stock bike,” we are more than happy to discuss variations of this build (note actual bike may vary slightly from images. Please refer to tech specs listed below).