As gravel bikes grow in popularity, we see different types of riders appear. Some like it rough, some are focused on speed on both paved and unpaved roads. For the latter, we now introduced a new Exploro SPEED.
The frame is the Exploro you know and love, with aerodynamics to achieve road bike speed and toughness + tire clearance for the most demanding terrain.
In the parts, we focus on speed with a mechanical Force1 groups, a slightly narrower 11-36T cassette, Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels, Schwalbe Allround tires and a mid-cage rear derailleur.
This derailleur shifts a bit crisper than its long-cage sibling, and it has a surprising feature. Unlike what the official specs say, we’ve found out it shifts bigger cassettes perfectly too. So if you want to use a wider range cassette on your Exploro SPEED (maybe you go on a special trip), no problem. You can read more about that in our article about gears for tough climbs
.Combining these specs, you get a bike that is a lot of fun on paved roads (which are hard to avoid in many places around the globe) and a rocket on gravel & dirt. If you live somewhere where the climbs are tougher, simply go to an 11-42T cassette (we offer that as an option on this bike, just ask).
The finish is satin, meaning in-between gloss and matte. It gives you that special look of a matte frame, but without the issues normally associated with cleaning a matte paint (and we know you’ll make this bike dirty!)Any questions, just ask below or if it is specifically about the derailleur setup, it’s probably already answered in the aforementioned article
You can see the full specs here. The Exploro is in stock now at your 3T retailer and online.