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3T’s Exploro frame and its many build kit and frame iterations have been crowd favorites since it first dropped into the gravel scene a few years back. Their two newest builds offer a “Race” or a “Max” configuration with the “Race” being streamlined around 42mm tires and the “Max” offering a plump, 61mm tire options. See all the juicy details at 3T.
Italy is loosening up their restrictions and today is the first day 3T is returning to their production facilities in Bergamo, Italy. The entire team is donning PPE and getting back to making bikes and cranks. On the docket for today is to kick-start production of their popular Torno Cranks and to give away this special edition Harlequin Exploro Arlecchino!
A little backstory here. Bergamo, 3T’s hometown, is where the medieval Harlequin was born. 3T chose Harlequin’s outfit to dress their Exploro in this bright paint job. Now, it might be a little much for some of you, but who looks a gift horse in its mouth? Especially with a build kit like that!
This bike is built with a Sram Force/Eagle AXS 12-speed electronic group, 3T DiscusPlus i28 LTD carbon wheels, the latest 3T Aeroghiaia handlebar, and the VERY FIRST Torno crank that comes out of our re-started factory today. The total value is EUR/USD $8,500 and you can enter to win this bike for free. All you’ve got to do is sign up for 3T’s mailing list.
3T continues to roll out pricing tier build kit options with their popular Exploro model. The latest news from the Italian manufacturers features options with Rival1, GRX, and the AXS Mullet kit, starting at $3599. Check out all the builds below.
With the popularity of the Exploro, 3T looked to make this all-road platform a little bit more affordable with a Rival build kit, bringing the price down to $3,599.00 for a complete, more than half off from the Exploro Ltd AXS build pricepoint of $9,990.00. Keep in mind that the Exploro Team frameset retails for $3,200.00. See all the Exploro models and build kit options at 3T.
With the launch of AXS, SRAM reached out to specific manufacturers and offered the ability to mix their Eagle rear MTB derailleur and cassette with the Force AXS shifters and brakes. This offers up the best of both worlds with a wide gear range and the ergonomics of road shifting. It took a while for this offering to hit the market for companies to spec complete bikes and 3T was finally able to implement the mixture, so they made an extra special limited edition Exploro. These limited edition completes will come with the 3T Torno crank, a full-carbon design, including the spider and axle, built to be tough and lightweight. Head on over to the 3T Exploro page to see pricing and your local dealer to order.
The 3T Exploro has quite the following, yet up until this point, it’s only been available in a black or a white frameset. For this year’s Team color, the road bike comes clad in British Racing Green, with a SRAM Force 1 drivetrain, Quarq power-ready cranks, Discus Plus Pro wheelsets and WTB Byway RoadPlus tires. Check out more details at the 3T blog.
3T has just launched the Exploro, a new “all-road” or gravel bike meant for long days in the saddle on multi-terrain roads and trails. With the option to run 27.5 or 29 wheels, thru-axles, disc brakes and a special oversized, stiff and semi-aero tubing profile, the Exploro has checked all the boxes and then some. Oh and it comes in black… Check out some product photos below and full specs at 3T.
The Cinelli XCR embodies the ideologies representing the brand’s history of making performance steel racing bicycles. Much like the modern big brother to the Supercorsa, the XCR is made in Italy, individually, by hand.
It just so happens that every one of these frames is made to order. Custom if you will, because each frame is welded after an order is placed, which, to me, is pretty rad.
For people like Garrett Chow, the man responsible for many of MASH’s designs, the XCR was exactly what he was looking for after riding strictly carbon for years. He wanted some compliance with a livelier stride…
When the crew at Cinelli / Columbus offered to build him a bike, he gladly obliged and requested a white paint job with Mash insignia added in. Garrett spared no expense on the bike, building with with Campagnolo Record 11, 3T and Fulcrum Racing Lite XLR race wheels. Basically, everything on this bike is made in Italy, minus the Chris King headset and LOOK pedals.
I shoot a lot of nice bicycles, but this one made me nervous as we propped it up on the side of Diablo… See more in the Gallery and thanks to Garrett for thinking of me when it came to shooting this bike!
PRO bikes just look fast, sitting (magically) by themselves, not that Rohan Dennis needs any help going fast. Even with all the added performance peaks of the R5ca, Cervélo’s made in California professional road frame.
A friend of mine is one of the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team mechanics and today (uh, yesterday?? – my clock is all off), he let me take some quick photos of Dennis’ lucky 13 Cervélo R5ca.
Built with Di2, Rotor noQ, Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheels, 3T bar / stem and topped with a matching Fizik Arione, this bike is nothing short of a dream ride. Especially straight off the mechanic’s stand, I felt like I should have white gloves on!
Many, many, many thanks to Ben from the Garmin-Sharp team for allowing me the honor to shoot this bike. I owe you a beer the next time I see you in Minneapolis man!