The 3T Exploro may have been introduced to the market a few years ago, but because of its thoughtful design with a focus on speed and aerodynamics – “go slow fast” – was a slogan for the 3T Exploro for a while – the bike still remains relevant and 3T has continued to update the bike to keep it fresh with modern standards.
Additional updates include fitting the Exploro with the latest groupset options – Exploro Pro Rival, Exploro Pro GRX, Exploro Team Force/Eagle eTap and the top tier bike, the Exploro LTD with SRAM Red eTap AXS. Be sure to check out Gravel Cyclist’s comprehensive video review of this variant.
If one of the pre-built Exploro options isn’t your cup of tea, 3T also makes the Exploro available as a frameset only, including an RTP version – Ready to Paint.
The example featured in this article / video is an RTP Exploro, and belongs to the proprietor of Whitetail Bicycles in Milton, Georgia, located a little north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Beautiful paintwork aside, this Exploro features highlights such as a MX build, aka SRAM’s Force eTap AXS electronic / hydraulic shifter levers paired to a SRAM Eagle AXS 12-speed electronic rear derailleur, matched to a 10-50 Eagle cassette.
Further highlights of the build include ENVE’s G27 650b wheelset, 3T Torno 1x crankset and Donnelly MSO 650b x 50mm tan sidewall tyres.
Links of Interest:
- SRAM Force eTap AXS Review
- ENVE G27 650b Wheelset Review
- 3T Exploro LTD with SRAM Red AXS eTap Review
- Tyre Pressure Recommendation for Gravel Bikes
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6 comments on “Featured Bike: 3T Exploro Whitetail Bicycles Edition with SRAM Eagle AXS”
Very cool bike. I would love to know how that bike rides with the MX build because I hope to have my and my wife new Allied Able MX build’s finished by Christmas. I noticed the 3T has a 44 front ring,. I went 42 with my Easton crank but likely be testing a 44 as well.
I’ve seen this bike ride in person… I don’t recall Shaune having any issues, but he may chime in himself.
I went with the 44T to give me more top end and to ride the bike in faster group rides as well. I spun out too quickly with a 42T but it’s just a personal preference for me to go bigger up front since I have all the gear plus some with the 10-50 at the back.
For my purposes, I’d swap out the giant cassette for one of Rotor’s 11-39 12 speed cassettes, which fit onto a Shimano HG body.
The 10 gear on the SRAM products is a gamechanger and here in Georgia with all the punchy climbs the 50 comes in handy when needed.
It looks like Rotor has 11-36, 11-46 and 11-52 sizes now as well.
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