XPDTN3: Meet Our Partners

Every month our explorers go on 3 day adventure trips in the most awesome places around the world to create great adventure strories which we share with you on our website. XPDTN3 is an initiative of 3T, but we couldn't bring all these great stories to you without the help of our partners WTB, BUFF, Fizik and Pedaled. Meet our partners!

3T is a global company with three regional customer service offices (Italy, Taiwan, California) and 20+ service centers.

Founded in Turin in 1961 as Tecnologia del Tubo Torinese (Turin Tube Technology), 3T has always been renowned for the quality, simplicity, and beauty of its products. 3T has a track record of being ‘first’: first to introduce many modern alloys to cycling, first to produce a dedicated aerobar, first to win the ID design award, first to introduce dedicated gravel wheels and first to introduce an aero gravel frame. And first in countless competitions alongside the great champions of cycling — in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, one-day Classics, Olympics, World Championships, national championships, and Ironman Triathlons. Passionate about staying first, 3T continues to invest human and financial capital in exploring new ways of making products that excel in quality, simplicity, beauty and sustainability.

3T supports the XPDTN3 Team explorers with the Exploro frame, Discus & Discus Plus wheelset and a variety of stems and handlebars.


WTB was founded to create better bicycle products. Never before had mountain bike specific componentry existed. Free thinkers from Marin County, California created parts with everlasting history, durability, and following – Grease Guard hubs, the first 29” tire, and more recently, 27.5+ tires name just a few.

With the rise in popularity in mixed terrain riding, and the acclaim the Nano 40 tire has garnered, WTB has now developed a tyre line wholeheartedly designed to go the distance and expand upon what adventure riding is capable of through products pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

WTB is proud and thankful to be part of the XPDTN3 club, looking forward to a bright future of combined rider-driven innovation. XPDTN3 Team members use a large variety of WTB tires, including the Nano 40c and 2.1” and the Horizon 47mm RoadPlus tires.


Original BUFF® was born in Igualada, 60 kilometers away from Barcelona. Today, the headquarters continue located in this famous textile industry region. From here, they design all their new collections and they also produce many of their most popular products.

The headquarters consist of a 8.000 sq/m space where most of the processes are centralized. Factory and offices are close to each other in order to provide the highest quality to our products. In 2016, BUFF® opened our new offices to keep pace with our growth.

Their most popular product is the multifunctional tubular, the Original BUFF®. They have proudly created an original and practical garment to protect you under all kinds of weather conditions, from extreme cold to wind and sun.

BUFF® products are not just practical. They bring to all their collections a unique feeling. As a result, their products are ready for extreme sports, friendly hikes and daily urban use.

They look beyond, they escape the common and they look for new challenges. Every single day.


Founded in 1996, fizik’s mission is to make the most sophisticated, inspiring and beautiful gear for the world’s most discerning cyclists.

The passion for design and performance behind fizik’s diverse product range for road, off-road and triathlon is expressed through the countless victories in the pro peloton, being the choice of the most inspiring athletes and winning many design awards

Fizik is committed to providing the ultimate in saddle, shoe, bar-tape and component design – combining comfort and light weight with technology and innovation.

Through physiological research, anatomic studies and advanced technological development, fizik has succeeded in creating that perfect combination.

No matter whether you challenge yourself or other riders, or whether you’re a pro-rider or an amateur, if you’re searching for the most beautiful and best performing cycling gear, fizik is the answer.

fi’zi:k is the phonetic spelling of the word physique, referring to the form or state of the human body.

PEdAL ED began out of a love for cycling.

In 2007, Hideto Suzuki started creating beautiful and functional apparel to complement his cycling lifestyle in Tokyo. Since then, he has gone on to create a number of award-winning collections based on his belief that each feature of a garment can improve function and performance, not simply aesthetics.

At PEdAL ED, they design clothing for people who love cycling.

They want to make the most comfortable and long-lasting garments on the market.

Garments you will love and recommend. Founded and handcrafted in Japan, PEdALED has grown internationally and also started a new collaboration in Italy, the heart of cycling apparel production.

Here Hideto’s creative talent has been able to develop new ideas, bringing together his unique understanding of materials and designs with the best of Italian manufacturing tradition.

For millions of people, Komoot is the key to the great outdoors. From intrepid explorers and experienced off-roaders, to those who just bought their first road bike, Komoot technology allows everybody to better find, plan and live authentic outdoor experiences.

Komoot has been built for this very reason: because at Komoot they believe in the importance of experience. They believe that it’s life’s little moments that make it so special—and they are proud that their work empowers people all over the world to explore places, try activities and live adventures. And from their market-leading mobile apps and their remote-first, work-where-you-want operational structure, to their regular team gatherings that take them all over the globe, this is something they embody in everything they do. They always put experience first—and through it, they are changing the way people explore.