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The 3T Exploro BMW Edition is at Contender Bicycles

The 3T Exploro BMW Edition is at Contender Bicycles

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The BMW name is synonymous with luxury and performance automobiles, while 3T Bike is a relatively small company, even in the cycling world. But while one makes the 'Ultimate Driving Machine', and the other makes some of the finest performance-oriented bicycles around, we think that their new collaboration makes for...
An Aero Gravel Bike for All: New 3T Exploros at Contender Bicycles

An Aero Gravel Bike for All: New 3T Exploros at Contender Bicycles

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

The 3T Exploro has been around for a few years - about as long as the OPEN UP - but it's already into its third iteration according to designer Gerard Vroomen. With many changes along the way, the Exploro still manages to be the only full-aero gravel bike on the...
Long, Low, and the New 2020 Cervelo Aspero

Long, Low, and the New 2020 Cervelo Aspero

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

As noted in our post regarding our first look at the new Shimano GRX groupset, gravel bikes are here to stay. This is especially clear when a company like Cervelo, which typically concerns themselves with tarmac-specific speed, builds themselves a no-nonsense gravel bike without the usual flourishes their other bikes...
First Look: Shimano GRX Gravel Groupset

First Look: Shimano GRX Gravel Groupset

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on Mar 03, 2021

For better or worse, Shimano is generally the marker of traditional conservatism in the cycling industry. Rather than reaching for any and all budding trends, Shimano studies, prototypes, and tests. That might come off as timid or slow to react, but it is a large reason why they're seen as...