You probably know 3T as a component brand, but here they are with a full carbon frameset designed for the emerging gravel and adventure bike market.
To be honest, after years of involvement with bike brands and construction of their own forks, bars, seatposts and wheels among other things, we’d have expected 3T to pick up a few tricks along the way. The good news is they haven’t disappointed.
Where the 3T Exploro stands out is in its gravel-specific aero tubing, ostensibly designed to maximise speed at realistic velocities. So, there’s no testing at 50km/h like most aero road bikes – instead wind tunnel work has been done at 32km/h instead, which is much more realistic for the everyday rider.