3T Exploro Race GRX1 Test Ride

 

Bike Specifications

  • Bike: 3T Exploro, size M
  • Gearset: Shimano GRX 1x
  • Wheels: 700c WTB Serra
  • Tires: Schwalbe G-One Allround 35 mm
  • Weight: 8.75 kg
  • Retail price: 3600 eur

When swinging your leg over this bike you immediately notice the huge down tube which is pretty much as wide as a drinking bottle. There is no doubt it ll handle any cyclists power delivery efficiently. As soon as you start pedalling the stiffness of the frame is noticeable and characterises the overall ride feel and quality. A bike fit for people with explosive power and focused on the finish line sprint with the gravel peloton.

The feeling of this bike is somehow special. The 3T Exploro has a heritage of being the number 2 bike on the gravel scene after the OPEN UP. Breakaway.cc started with OPEN UP bikes back in 2018 and the same designer is behind the development of the 3T frames. A bike you need to try out as far as we are concerned.

Likes:

  • A complete package from a long term, experienced gravel bike manufacturer.
  • Excellent frame stiffness
  • Certainly a bike for ambitious race efforts on gravel and even on tarmac

Concerns:

  • Toptube cables  might hinge legs when pedalling standing up
  • Consider a mid deep aero wheelset to maximize the overall bike effectiveness/speed

The 3T Exploro Race GRX1 is available for rental at Breakaway CC in sizes 54 and 56. Size 51 will be available from June onwards. Rentals starting from one day/€65. Customize your rental bike with a PRO saddle of your choice (free) or PRO frame- or saddle bags.

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Rider in the picture is 183 cm and 82 kg, inseam 88 cm