The 3T Exploro BMW Edition is at Contender Bicycles

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 a powerful partnership. This comes in the form of the new 3T Exploro BMW Edition gravel bike, built to the nines as BMWs typically are.

3T Gravel Bikes - 3T Exploro Team BMW Limited Edition Gravel Bikes

Truth be told, collaborations between auto manufacturers and bicycle manufacturers have not always been entirely effective. Most of the time, the bikes used for the collaboration aren’t always all that good, ranging from well-conceived to done in poor taste. We think this is one of the best of these collaborations yet; a high-quality gravel bike, built just as we would want it, with the added value that comes with this special edition bicycle.

3T Gravel Bike - 3T Exploro Team BMC Special Edition

Each bike is based on the 3T Exploro Team frameset, which we have gone into detail with HERE and HERE. We like the sporting character of the 3T Exploro, as it makes no apologies for being a gravel bike for those coming from a road bike background. This is obviously a Gerard Vroomen-designed bicycle, from the Squaero tube design found at the headtube, seattube, seatstays, and seatpost that make the bike more aerodynamic than the competition at a realistic 20 mph, to the just-right geometry that threads the needle between slow, upright, and sluggish gravel bikes and a race road bike. Few bikes offer what the Exploro does well, and this 3T for BMW looks unlike just about every other Exploro out there.

3T Gravel Bike - Exploro Team BMW Special Edition Grey Details

Special touches on this 3T for BMW Exploro include the ‘3T for BMW’ lettering on the seattube cluster, the iconic BMW roundel on the toptube, and exclusive paint schemes in a blue and a grey colorway.

Each collaboration BMW x 3T bike features a Shimano GRX groupset with an 11-42t cassette in the back. This is paired to the ultralight 3T Torno crankset; while we haven’t gone too far into the crank, its 142 mm Q-Factor, aerodynamic design, and low weight make this one of the most interesting cranksets for a 1x drivetrain around. Elsewhere 3T have included their 3T Superergo Team Stealth handlebars and their Apto Team Stealth stem. There are also classic touches from the Brooks Cambium C17 saddles to the British brand’s Cambium Rubber tape, as well as special skinwall Schwalbe G-One Allround 650b tires.

3T Gravel Bike - 3T Exploro Team BMC Special Edition Details

We are fortunate enough to receive the first shipment of the 3T Exploro BMW Edition in the United States, and we are the exclusive distributor of this unique 3T gravel bike in this first shipment. Give us a call during business hours, or send us an email any time to info@contenderbicycles.com with any questions or concerns.

3T Gravel Bike - Exploro Team BMW Special Edition Blue Details

3T Gravel Bike - 3T Exploro Team Gravel Bike BMW Special Edition Colors

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Robert Bishop says
March 30th, 2020

Looking to purchase the BMW version of the Exploro in Mint. Are they already released? How would I start the ordering process? Thanks, Rob

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Alvin Holbrook says
March 30th, 2020

Robert,

Thanks for reaching out to us! I believe Ryan has already reached out to you, but in essence, the shipment of the Exploro BMW Edition has been held back a bit.. you could probably guess why. That said we do have limited inventory coming in over the next few days, and the rest coming to us in the weeks ahead. His email is ryan@contenderbicycles.com should you have any questions!

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Khaled says
May 24th, 2020

Please can you send me too, i would like to buy it too.

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Alison Littlefield says
May 24th, 2020

Thanks for the message. If you go to this link https://contenderbicycles.com/product/3t-exploro-team-bmw-special-edition/ , you will see pricing, availability and more information.

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Khaled says
May 24th, 2020

Please can you send me detail about the BMW edition of the 3t exploro, i am interested to know more and its price and availability.
Thank you

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