Please note that the product photo is for a 3T Exploro LTD Force 1 build, and does not exactly represent our Contender-exclusive build.
Between all the options on the market today for bicycles, its easier than ever to find the right bike for your needs. Even still, there’s a select few who want their bike built to their exacting specifications. It’s an old tradition that’s died down over the years, but with our 3T Exploro LTD XT Di2 bike, you’re able to build the perfect bike from the frame up, just as you want it.
Gerard Vroomen has put his Gravel Plus concept to great use here too, and in doing so allowing the rider – using one set of 700c wheels – to run their choice of road tires, from 23-40mm wide, to rugged cyclocross rubber with ample clearance for either. This design can also run a set of 27.5 mountain bike wheels with up to a 2.2 inch knobby, giving you the chance to ride a road bike where there is no road.
The Exploro is all about versatility, so we’ve hand-selected parts that offer awesome performance on road, cross, gravel, bike packing, or anything that may lie ahead. A Shimano Deore XT Di2 1x drivetrain is a popular choice for gravel and off-road exploits, with no missed shifts and mountain bike reliability. We use an Easton alloy cockpit and seatpost as a starting point, with a Fabric Scoop saddle alongside. Stan’s No Tubes is synonymous with light weight tubeless wheel and tire setups, and our two preferred wheelsets, the Stan’s Grail S1 wheelset for 700c or the Stan’s Arch S1 wheelset for 27.5”, provide an excellent combination of reliability, stiffness, and low weight. 700c wheels save weight and roll better on smoother surfaces, while the 27.5” mountain bike wheelset offer additional durability for rougher trails, and their extra width gives knobbies better bite and a plusher ride.
Whether you’re heading to Salt Lake City, or prefer we ship your 3T Exploro LTD XT Di2 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 email@example.com to talk through geometry and fit. And although this is a “stock bike,” we are more than happy to discuss options of this build to ensure you get your perfect bicycle.