3T Exploro Racemax Italia - Founder's Edition


3T Exploro Racemax Italia - Founder's Edition

Brand: 3T
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Product Description

NOTE: Contact us for purchase of a 3T Exploro Racemax Founder's Edition to receive your full customization and frame options. Production is expected October 2021.

Read more about the 3T Exploro Racemax Italia Founder's Edition on the Journal.

The 3T Exploro Racemax Founder's Edition is an entirely handmade frame made right in Italy. Compared to the 3T Exploro Racemax frame we've come to love, the Exploro Racemax Founder's edition is 10% lighter thanks to a unique carbon weave construction without sacrificing stiffness or strength.

It comes with a frame, fork, headset, seatpost, and a few customizations, including:

  • An engraved limited-edition plaque with your frame number out of 99.
  • Two carbon finish options
  • Custom iridescent clear paint options to best admire the carbon finish.
  • Your name under the clearcoat by the seatpost cluster.
  • Ability to specify 1x or 2x frame design.

Want to build your 3T Exploro Exploro Racemax Founder's Edition into your dream bike? Let us help, with an array of components and the expertise to ensure you find not only your perfect bike, but your perfect fit and build. Contact us by phone, email, or chat to learn more about building this into your dream gravel bike or road bike today.



Design Details
PERFECT AERO CUTOUTClose-fitting cutout to shield the rear wheel and achieve the most speed.
MIND THE GAPNo oversized gaps between front tire & downtube for better airflow transition and less turbulence.
HUGE CLEARANCEThe original Exploro set today’s standard for 54mm tire clearance. The RaceMax has 61mm!
75MM DOWNTUBE BASELower downtube aero profile is 75mm wide to fully shield water bottle.
46MM DOWNTUBE NECKUpper downtube necks down to 46mm to pick up the airflow coming off the front tire.
SIZE-SPECIFIC DOWNTUBEReduced depth on smaller sizes to keep frame compliant and keep space for bottles.
NARROW HEADTUBEHeadtube is sized like a road bike for a small 1 1/4” steerer for optimal aerodynamics.
BIG STEERERInside that narrow headtube is a big 1 1/2” steerer for best strength and stiffness.
MINMAX HEADSETTo fit this big steerer inside the narrow headtube, we use the custom MinMax headset.
MINIMALIST CROWNFork crown shapes haven\'t changed much since brakes were attached there. Now that we have disc brakes, we don’t need that bulk of material and can reshape the crown for better strength, stiffness and weight. Plus better aerodynamics.
PURE-ROAD FORK LENGTHWith the shorter crown, we can make our forks 25mm (1 inch) shorter than other gravel bikes. Exactly the same as a road fork. This offers better stiffness, lower weight, an easier steering geometry and better aerodynamics.
DOUBLE-DROP CHAINSTAYSDropping the drive-side chainstay improves tire & crank clearance. Dropping the other side as well creates a much more efficient structure behind the BB for higher stiffness & strength as well as lower weight.
DIRECT-MOUNT REAR BRAKEStandard frames require an adaptor to use a 160mm brake rotor. We have integrated that into the frame, meaning you don’t need any extra pieces to attach the brake.
DIRECT-MOUNT FRONT BRAKEStandard forks require a flip-flop adaptor to set the correct brake rotor size. Our direct-mount pre-sets the caliper for 160mm rotors without any extra pieces.
INTEGRATED FENDER MOUNTSInvisible until you need them. Custom fenders coming soon.
CLEAN PERFORMANCESelf-adjusting bolt angle for higher clamping forces with lower torque.
RITCHEY RAIL CLAMPThe new standard for gravel bikes, available for round and oval rails.


Size XXS 51 54 56 58 61
Rider Height* (cm) 142-157 153-167 164--177 175-185 183-196 192&Up
Rider Height* (inches) 4’8”-5’2” 5’0”-5’6” 5’5”-5’10” 5’9”-6’1” 6’0”-6’5” 6’3”&Up
Stack 520 542 564 584 604 632
Reach 355 366 377 385 393 404
Fork axle-crown 370 370 370 370 370 370
Head angle 69.0 69.5 71.0 72.0 72.0 72.0
BB drop 79 79 77 77 75 75
Seat angle 74.5 74,0 73.5 73.0 72.5 72.5
Seattube length 436 463 490 518 545 572
Toptube length 506 526 546 566 586 606
Wheelbase 998 1008 1008 1014 1024 1044
Front center 596 606 606 611 621 641
Rear center 415 415 415 415 415 415