Want to ride a gravel bike without giving up anything on paved roads? The Exploro Speed combines our award-winning Exploro aero allroad/gravel frame with a Force 1 drivetrain and 3T’s Discus carbon aero wheels.
You can use it for your regular group rides, while off-road fun is only a tire or wheel change away (up to 2.1” mountain bike tires). Or you can spec 35-40mm allroad tires for a fast & comfortable ride on-road and a very capable machine off-road.
For the ultimate aero performance & low weight, upgrade the Exploro Speed to the 3T Torno crank with super-thin crank arms and a one-piece full-carbon crank-spider-axle design.
For all frame details or if you prefer the Exploro with an allroad/gravel parts kit, please check out the main Exploro page.
“A bike that literally can replace an entire stable gathering dust in a garage. A bike that exhibits the ride and reactive feel of a road frame to keep you competitive on the fastest group attack, yet can handle a black diamond extreme downhill at your local summer mountain.”
“The best part of this bike is how fun and fast it is in pretty much every condition… The Exploro holds its own on the road. Once in its element, it burst out from beneath me like a horse from an open barn, charging effortlessly down a chunky towpath at 28 mph.”
“It’s mad, but I like it! On the smoother sections the Exploro flies like the road bike on steroids it really is, and there’s a perverse pleasure in tackling rocky descents aboard a machine that feels so familiar to a roadie like me.”
Frameset of the Year “As an experiment, I did one of my standard tarmac rides on the Exploro as fast as I could and the speed was very similar to what I\'d expect on a standard road bike. And that\'s on a bike with 47mm tyres and disc brakes. I was stunned.”
The Exploro Speed uses our multi-functional Exploro frame, so it is designed to fit road, cross, gravel and even mountain bike tires following the GravelPlus standard. The road and cross tires are 700c, the mountain bike tires use the 650b size, ensuring that all of these have virtually the same overall wheel diameter and therefore the same predictable handling. For 700c, we recommend our 3T Discus wheels, for 650b our 3T DiscusPlus wheels.
Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides?
We didn’t want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but in the real world. So we tested at a realistic 20mph (32kmh) instead of the standard 30mph (48kmh) and optimized the frame for water bottles (tough to do long, epic rides without). We even designed the Sqaero shape to work well when covered in mud! The result? A muddy Exploro with 40mm knobby gravel tires and 2 water bottles (red line in the graph) is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike is with 28mm slick road tires and without bottles (grey line).
For frame specifications, component compatibility, clearances, etc, please check our EXPLORO FRAME SPECIFICATIONS. Geometry information is found below
|Rider Height* (cm)||157-|
|Rider Height* (inches)||5’2”-|
|Headtube angleHead angle||69.5||71.1||72.5||72.5|
|Seattube angleSeat angle||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5|
* Rider heights are approximations. For more accuracy, compare stack/reach with your current bike or visit your 3T retailer.
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