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Ritchey Break-Away Carbon Road Frameset
$2,999.00
The patented Ritchey Break-Away design has been heralded by mainstream cycling media as one of the most innovative bikes on the market today. This incredible blend of travel convenience and no-compromise performance is now available in a lightweight, stiff, yet silky-smooth full-carbon version. Carbon fiber bikes for travel? Yes. Ritchey has offered the Titanium Carbon Break-Away (with a full-carbon rear triangle and fork) for years with no issues. Our carbon fiber designs are very strong—the force required to damage your Carbon Break-Away while packed in its case would have also damaged any frame of any material. The carbon tubes are designed from the ground up with optimal stiffness, ride quality, and durability in mind. Tom Ritchey's "Right-Sized" carbon tubing specification balances stiffness and compliance for a sublime ride quality, and this travel-ready bike enjoys classic Ritchey geometry. A Ritchey WCS Carbon road fork is included with this frameset and the bike features room for larger road tires (up to 700x28c depending on make and model). The Break-Away kit here includes a Ritchey Break-Away travel case and padding, and a Ritchey 4Nm Break-Away torque key. - Patented Ritchey Break-Away design - Material: carbon fiber – aluminum joints - WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30) - Standard Quick Release front and rear - Replaceable rear derailleur hanger - 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar (max torque setting: 7Nm) - Brazed-on front derailleur - Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded - Crankset min/max ring size: 46/30t to 53/39t - External cable routing - Bottle mounts: 2
Ritchey Break-Away Carbon Road Frameset
$2,999.95
The patented Ritchey Break-Away design has been heralded by mainstream cycling media as one of the most innovative bikes on the market today. This incredible blend of travel convenience and no-compromise performance is now available in a lightweight, stiff yet silky smooth full-carbon version. Carbon fiber bikes for travel? Yes. Ritchey has offered the Titanium Carbon Break-Away (with a full-carbon rear triangle and fork) for years with no issues. Our carbon fiber designs are very strong—the force required to damage your Carbon Break-Away while packed in its case would have also damaged any frame of any material. The carbon tubes designed from the ground, up with optimal stiffness, ride quality and durability in mind. Tom Ritchey's "Right-Sized" carbon tubing specification balances stiffness and compliance for a sublime ride quality, and this travel-ready bike enjoys classic Ritchey geometry. A Ritchey WCS Carbon road fork is included with this frameset, and the bike features room for larger road tires (up to 700x28c, depending on make and model) The Break-Away kit here includes a Ritchey Break-Away travel case and with padding, and a Ritchey 4Nm Break-Away torque key - Headset: WCS Integrated Drop-In 41.8 (included) - Front Derailleur: Braze-on - Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded - Weight: 1810g – (frame, fork, coupler – size L) - Sold as frameset only
Ritchey Break-Away Steel Road Frameset
$1,699.00
Avoid the extra baggage fees while still fully experiencing adventures by bike when you travel. The Ritchey Break-Away road frame is a full-size bike that can be split apart to fit into its own special travel case that's basically the same size as a normal checked bag at the airport. The Break-Away Road frame is made from Ritchey heat-treated CrMo butted steel tubing and includes a Ritchey WCS Carbon Fork and headset. Aside from its fantastic ride performance, the magic of this bike is in its patented locking compression system, which adds only 100 grams to the weight of the bike. The downtube is split near the bottom bracket and is fastened together with a simple locking ring. A double seatpost clamp up top secures the frame there. This system is strong and completely reliable—you'll never know you're riding a bike that you can split in half and pack in its own bag in less than twenty minutes. Case, padding, cable disconnects and couplers also included in Frame Kit. - Patented Ritchey Break-Away design - Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing—TIG welded - Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube - WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30) - Standard Quick Release front and rear - 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm) - Front derailleur clamp size: 28.6mm (max torque setting: 2.5Nm) - not included - Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded - Crankset min/max ring size: 46/30t to 53/39t - External cable routing - Bottle mounts: 2
Ritchey Carbon Break-Away Road Frameset
$2,999.95
Ritchey's Carbon Break-Away frameset lets you easily travel with a lightweight, stiff yet silky smooth full carbon road machine. A carbon fiber bike for travel? Yes! Ritchey's carbon fiber frame is exceptionally durable and of course, brilliant to ride with the same performance you've come to expect from all Ritchey products. This is the perfect blend of travel convenience and no-compromise performance. • Carbon tubes designed from the ground up with optimal stiffness, ride quality and durability in mind • Tom Ritchey’s “Right-Sized” carbon tubing specification balances stiffness and compliance for a sublime ride quality • Classic Ritchey geometry • Ritchey WCS Carbon road fork included • Room for larger road tires (up to 700x28c depending on make and model) • Ritchey Break-Away travel case and padding included • Ritchey 4Nm Break-Away torque key included • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large • Headset: WCS Integrated Drop-In 41.8 (included) • Front Derailleur: Braze-on • Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
Ritchey Road Logic Disc Frameset
$1,399.00
The new Ritchey Road Logic Disc delivers the same amazing ride experience that the bike is known for but adds the stopping power and control of disc brakes. Steeped with more than 40 years of frame-building heritage, innovation, exploration, and lots of riding, the classic lines of this beautiful steel frame and carbon fiber fork unite with modern building techniques and proven materials to deliver a contemporary bicycle that’s wonderfully comfortable for long days in the saddle, nimble and stiff enough to win the sprint for that sign, and adequately adaptable to endure roads that might lack proper pavement. The frame is built with a heat-treated and triple-butted proprietary Ritchey Logic tube set and features a straight headtube and aggressively short-butted sections optimized for TIG welding that save weight and improve ride quality. The tried and true specs on the frame remain unchanged but now sport a redesigned chainstay for flat-mount disc brake compatibility, thru-axles in the front and rear, and a new fork designed specifically for the Road Logic Disc. - Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing—TIG welded - Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube - WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30) - 142mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included) - Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger - 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm) - Front derailleur clamp size: 28.6mm (max torque setting: 2.5Nm) - not included - Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded - Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings - Crankset min/max ring size - single: 36 to 50t / double: 46/30t to 53/39t - External cable routing - Bottle mounts: 2 - Ritchey WCS Carbon Disc Road Fork included
Ritchey Road Logic Frameset
$1,219.00 - $1,399.00
The Ritchey ride that's renowned worldwide. The same ride quality Road Logic is sought after, with updated braking and clearance. - Ritchey triple-butted Logic tubing - Full carbon noise-damping straight steerer fork - Classic road-racing geometry - Tire Clearance: 30c - Dropout: QR - Top Tube Length (Effective): 532 - Frame Type: Rigid - Fork Type: Rigid - Brake Type: Disc
All-City Big Block Frameset
$599.00
A meticulously designed, beautifully-constructed track racer destined to take the modern fixed-gear rider beyond the velodrome. Built to be the track bike we’d always dreamed of owning, this competition-ready steel frame soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Boasting a single set of bottle bosses and bumped-up tire clearance, it’s drilled for brakes and fully street legal. - 612 Select tubing: We’ve carefully chosen every piece of tubing on every frame size to provide the best ride possible - Drilled for brakes: Drilled for front and rear brakes when quick and safe stopping is needed off the track - Tire clearance: Run 25c tires on the track or swap ‘em out for 32c cross tires when you’re ready to hit the street - Lugged fork crown: Thoughtful custom touches add class and style — perhaps where you least expect it - Signature seat collar: Train your eyes on that timeless and tasteful brazed-on seat collar, elegantly designed around the All-City logo - Custom dropouts: Signature stainless steel Hennepin Bridge track dropouts add grace and a dash of pride for AC’s home turf - Reinforced bottle bosses: Beautiful stars reinforce the bottle bosses and our obsessive attention to detail - Liquid paint and E.D. coat: Our topnotch wet paint finish sparkles with depth and luster, while an E.D. coating protects against rust.
All-City Thunderdome Frameset
$799.00
The All-City Thunderdome is back and quicker than ever. Crafted from 7000 Series aluminum and drilled for front and rear brakes, this lightweight and responsive UCI-certified racer has proven itself on the boards of velodromes across the globe. On the track or on the city streets, its one and only speed is fast. - UCI certified track bike - 7000 Series aluminum and classic round-profile tubing - Replaceable stainless steel axle pads - Tapered head tube and tapered axle-to-crown carbon fork - Signature Shot Collar seat post clamp - Tire clearance: 700 x 25c
All-City Zig Zag Frameset
$1,350.00
The Zig Zag. Our answer to what a modern road bike should be. An evolution of the revolution that we started in 2012 with the Mr. Pink, taken to the logical next step through the righteous application of new technology. We built it to be a ripping fast and efficient machine that shields the rider from road chatter and unnecessary fatigue allowing them to go further, faster, and have more fun. The addition of disc brakes provides confidence in all weather conditions and allows ultimate control on descents. The thru-axles add stiffness and enhance sprinting prowess, ensuring that no power is wasted. The custom drawn A.C.E. tubeset was created to shave weight and soak up bumps leaving you fresher, longer. Our famed road geometry strikes a perfect balance between aggression and comfort for long days in the saddle or attacks off the front. Because we like to explore the world around us, the bike accommodates up to a 35c tire, making it more than capable of multi-surface riding. You’ll also find all of the All-City attention to detail that you’ve come to expect: a custom head badge, Signature dropouts, Signature brazed-on seat collar, pump peg, two bottle bosses, and fender mounts.
All-City Zig Zag Frameset
$1,350.00
The Zig Zag. Our answer to what a modern road bike should be. An evolution of the revolution that we started in 2012 with the Mr. Pink, taken to the logical next step through the righteous application of new technology. We built it to be a ripping fast and efficient machine that shields the rider from road chatter and unnecessary fatigue, allowing them to go further, faster and have more fun. The addition of disc brakes provides confidence in all weather conditions and allows ultimate control on descents. The thru-axles add stiffness and enhance sprinting prowess, ensuring that no power is wasted. The custom drawn A.C.E. tubeset was created to shave weight and soak up bumps leaving you fresher, longer. Our famed road geometry strikes a perfect balance between aggression and comfort for long days in the saddle or attacks off the front. Because we like to explore the world around us, the bike accommodates up to a 35c tire, making it more than capable of multi-surface riding. You’ll also find all of the All-City attention to detail that you’ve come to expect: a custom head badge, Signature dropouts, Signature brazed-on seat collar, pump peg, two bottle bosses, and fender mounts.
State Bicycle Co. 4130 Fixed Gear/Single-Speed Frame Set
$189.99
State Bicycle Co.'s new and improved 4130-grade chromoly framesets feature strong, durable, and lightweight double-butted tubing, internal cable routing, seat stay rack mounts, a water bottle cage mount, and integrated chain tensioners.
State Bicycle Co. 6061 Black Label V2 Frame Set
$349.99
The 6061 Black Label Series is the perfect tool for navigating the streets. Built using an agile and ultralight double-butted 6061 Aluminum frame with a tapered head tube and featuring an Essor USA full-carbon fork, the Black Label Series is a stiff and responsive ride.
State Bicycle Co. Ashton Crimson Red Frame Set
$189.99
The new and improved frame is constructed from strong and durable double butted 4130 TIG-welded Chromoly Steel. The fork is a size 1 1/8-inch. The headset is a threadless 1 1/8-inch A-head. Frames are designed for a 68 x 103mm bottom bracket. New, added bonus: Integrated Chain Tensioners included!
State Bicycle Co. Black Label 6061 v2 Aluminum Frame and Fork Set
$299.00
Both road and track are yours to dominate with the new 6061 Black Label Series bikes. V2 is built on an agile & ultra-light 6061 aluminum frame with USA carbon fork. Significant elements new to "V2" include: - Tapered head tube for a stiffer and more responsive ride - Drilled for bottle cage - stay hydrated on the street
State Bicycle Co. Nightshade Purple Frame Set
$189.99
The new and improved frame is constructed from strong and durable Double Butted 4130 TIG-welded Chromoly Steel. The fork is a size 1 1/8-inch. The headset is a threadless 1 1/8-inch A-head. Frame is designed for a 68 x 103mm bottom bracket. Added bonus: Integrated Chain Tensioners included!
State Bicycle Co. Rutherford Deep Navy Blue Frame Set
$189.99
The new and improved frame is constructed from strong and durable double butted 4130 TIG-welded Chromoly Steel. The fork is a size 1 1/8-inch. The headset is a threadless 1 1/8-inch A-head. Frames are designed for a 68 x 103mm bottom bracket. New, added bonus: Integrated Chain Tensioners included!
State Bicycle Co. Undefeated II Frame & Fork Set - Black & White Edition
$549.00
The Undefeated II features new and lighter rounded 7005 Aluminum Double Butted tubing. The stiffened front end features a newly oversized-tapered head tube and matching Essor USA full carbon fork for superior handling and responsiveness. These new features make The Undefeated II the perfect tool for mastering fixed-gear crits.
State Bicycle Co. Undefeated II Frame Set
$599.99
The Undefeated II was designed from the ground up to be the perfect tool for mastering Fixed-Gear Crit Races. The frame is built with Double Butted 7005 Aluminum to maximize strength and minimize weight and features an oversized tapered headtube for additional stiffness. The Essor USA Full Carbon Fork delivers superior handling and responsiveness.
State Bicycle Co. Undefeated Road Frame Set
$649.99
There's an old adage…"Don't race, what you can't replace". We're introducing the Undefeated Road as an aluminum crit-killer that can withstand the beatings of training, traveling, and commuting. The Undefeated Road features 7005 Double-Butted Aluminum tubing, an oversized tapered head tube, and an Essor USA full carbon fork that come together to create a stiff, responsive, and fast ride.
All-City Big Block Frameset
$499.00
All-City's Big Block is the face of modern fixed-gear riding, equally at home taking on the city streets as it is pounding the boards at the local velodrome. The classic chromoly steel frame rolls with UCI-legal track geometry that's as sharp as a tack and lets you transition seamlessly from the street to the track. The frame also accommodates up to 32mm-wide tires and includes a single set of water bottle bosses, increasing the Big Block's versatility even further. The Big Block is drilled for both front and rear brakes so you can choose how much stopping power you need. And all your favorite All-City details are present, including Hennepin Bridge dropouts with integrated chain tensioners, a lugged, straight blade fork, and stylish integrated seatpost collar.
All-City Big Block Frameset
$499.00
The Big Block represents All-City's vision of the ideal track bike for everyday life. Take it to the streets or the boards. Wherever you ride it, the Big Block will hold up its end of the deal. All-City's proprietary 612 Select double-butted chromoly steel soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Each piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully scrutinized and specifically chosen to create the best ride possible. This includes butting placement, tubing diameter, and wall thickness. And because it's destined to see usage beyond the veoldrome, it fits a 32c cross tire and has a single set of water bottle mounts for all day in the saddle. The front and rear of the bike are drilled out for a brake, so single speeding (or double brake fixed) is no problem. The package is finished off with a custom headtube badge, brazed-on seat collar, custom bottom bracket, and signature Hennepin Bridge dropouts. An E.D. coating for rust prevention is applied before the classic wet paint finish. Attention to detail is All-City's mantra and it shows in every aspect of this meticulously-designed, beautifully-constructed track racer.
All-City Big Block Frameset
$550.00
The Big Block represents All-City's vision of the ideal track frame for the modern fixed-gear rider. This is the track bike that they’ve always dreamed of owning and we are proud to make that dream available to you. It was designed first and foremost as a true competition-ready track frame but was destined to see usage beyond the velodrome, so All-City made some tweaks to the equation. Instead of the track bike norm 25c max tire clearance, it fits a 32c cross tire and has a single set of water bottle mounts for all day in the saddle. The front and rear of the bike are drilled out for a brake, so single speeding (or double brake fixed) is no problem. The proprietary 612 Select double-butted cro-moly steel soaks up bumps and sprints like a champ. Each piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully scrutinized and specifically chosen to create the best ride possible. This includes butting placement, tubing diameter and wall thickness. The package is finished off with a custom headtube badge, brazed-on seat collar, custom bottom bracket and signature Hennepin Bridge dropouts. All-City added an E.D. coating for rust prevention before applying a classic wet paint finish. Attention to detail is our mantra and it shows in every aspect of this meticulously-designed, beautifully-constructed track racer.
All-City Cosmic Stallion Frameset
$1,299.00
The Gravel / All-Road / Endurance thoroughbred! The CS embodies all of All-City's bicycle ideals in its execution. As is their passion, All-City combined the classic artistry of a lovingly detailed, handbuilt steel frame with current technology, creating a bike that is both timeless as well as thoroughly contemporary. It is designed to be the ultimate for covering ground quickly over any road surface you may encounter. Whether you’re traveling and can only bring one bike, crushing gravel classics such as the Dirty Kanza, or just want to know that whatever the heck you end up getting into for the day your bike can handle, The Cosmic Stallion is The One! While it excels on smooth roads, when things start getting bumpy the Stallion really shines. It does a great job of soaking up road chatter, yet is so fast and efficient. It’s also incredibly versatile in its feature set. You’ll find three bottle mounts, as well as mounts for a rear rack and fenders. It also sports a full carbon Whisky No. 9 fork, All-City's own A.C.E. tubeset, a tapered head tube, lovely shaped stays, thru-axles, Shimano Di2 compatibility, and fits 700c x 45 or 650b x 47 tires. The A.C.E. tubeset found on the Cosmic Stallion was custom designed for all-road riding and racing. The tubing is seamless, heat treated, Air-hardened, and Custom Extruded to All-City's exact specifications and needs. The use of full frame A.C.E. Tubing allows the engineer total control over the butting profiles and wall thicknesses and has allowed All-City to build their lightest disc frame yet, a full 5oz lighter than the 853 Macho King, as well as achieving the ride characteristics they were after.
All-City Cosmic Stallion Frameset
$1,250.00
Wrought from a galactic vision of all-road exploration, the Cosmic Stallion is an endurance thoroughbred with a hand-built steel frame. Whether you're galloping over miles of gravel or simply want a bike that gives the go-ahead nod to balling down any road you see, the Cosmic Stallion delivers with speed and tenacity. All-City's own A.C.E. 4130 double-butted chromoly tubeset is seamless and light, creating a lively ride that's responsive yet comfortable across sealed and unsealed roads alike. Meanwhile, the Whisky No. 9 thru axle disc carbon fork guides you with precise steering and confident handling. And, with clearance for both 700 x 45 or 650 x 47, you'll never run out of places to roam. Three bottle mounts, as well as mounts for a rear rack and fenders, give the Cosmic Stallion the means to carry you to the ends of the world and back for never ending enjoyment.
All-City Macho King LTD Frameset
$1,250.00
Bikes come and go, but All-City's Macho King is a keeper, a fast, furious race machine that only gets better with time. The heirloom-quality Reynolds 853 frame is race-day light, sprints like a champion, and harnesses the damping powers of steel to soar over less than perfect terrain. A 44mm head tube and tapered, carbon Whisky No. 9 fork keep the front end pinned to the inside line. Disc tabs let you install your favorite brakes for incredible all-weather stopping power. And, all of your favorite All-City details are there, signature dropouts, signature seat collar, custom English threaded bottom bracket shell, reinforcements on the bottle bosses and front and rear fender mounts. You can hear the cheering crowds in the distance. All hail the king.
All-City Macho Man Disc Frameset
$550.00
When is a 'cross bike more than a 'cross bike? When it's All-City's race-course-blasting, dirt-road-ripping, commute-crushing Macho Man Disc. The proven 612 Select cross frame and fork has disc tabs that allow for incredible, all-weather stopping power. It sports classic, hand-built frame details such as: a custom head badge, bi-plane lugged fork crown, internal top tube cable routing, signature brazed-on seat collar, signature vertical dropouts, and a custom bottom bracket. Finishing touches include a rust-fighting ED coating, reinforced bottle cage bosses, and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown. The result is a favorite with the cross crowd, trail riders, gravel racers, and commuters.
All-City Macho Man Disc Frameset
$650.00
When is a 'cross bike more than a 'cross bike? When it's All-City's race-course-blasting, dirt-road-ripping, commute-crushing Macho Man Disc. The proven 612 Select cross frame and fork has disc tabs that allow for incredible, all-weather stopping power. It sports classic, hand-built frame details such as: a custom head badge, bi-plane lugged fork crown, internal top tube cable routing, signature brazed-on seat collar, signature vertical dropouts, and a custom bottom bracket. All-City sized the smaller frames to fit 650B wheels. Finishing touches include a rust-fighting ED coating, reinforced bottle cage bosses, and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown. The result is a favorite with the cross crowd, trail riders, gravel racers, and commuters.
3T Exploro Flatmount Team Frame
$3,200.00
The 3T Exploro is designed to fit road, cross, and even mountain bike tires following the GravelPlus standard. The road and cross tires are 700c and 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. With road wheels and tires, the Exploro is a very fast aero road bike—and comfortable, as it fits any size tire. Switch to monster 2.1” (54mm) tires and it soaks up anything that gravel, dirt or singletrack can throw at you. Stay with a mid-size tire to mix on- and off-road segments on every ride. Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides? - You may go slow off-road, but on the connecting asphalt sections, you need road riding speed. - If you’re slow because of gradients, aero doesn’t matter much. But if it's due to head- or crosswinds, you're slow relative to the ground but very fast relative to the air, and that’s what determines the resistance you experience (that’s exactly why you’re slow). We didn’t want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but fast 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 is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike is with 28mm slick road tires and without bottles.
3T Exploro LTD Frame
$4,200.00
There is something magical and fun about riding on a mixture of surfaces, and only the EXPLORO delivers on all terrains. Its road geometry is fast on good surfaces and capable on bad ones. Its clearance for up to 2.1” mountain bike tires means nothing will stop you. And the aerodynamics are so good that even with knobby tires, it outperforms round-tube road bikes with skinny tires. There’s simply nothing else like it. The Exploro is designed to fit road, cross 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. Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides? - You may go slow off-road, but on the connecting asphalt sections, you need road riding speed. - If you’re slow because of gradients, aero doesn’t matter much. But if it's due to head- or crosswinds, you're slow relative to the ground but very fast relative to the air, and that’s what determines the resistance you experience (that’s exactly why you’re slow). We didn’t want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but fast 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 is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike is with 28mm slick road tires and without bottles. The key to the Exploro’s speed is the aero downtube that is wide enough to catch the airflow coming off the big front tire (a skinny downtube wouldn’t even touch the airflow). But at 50mm wide, a full airfoil with a normal ratio would have to be 150-200mm deep, causing too much surface drag. So we square off the tail, keeping most of the aero performance with a 50x75mm cross section that is also close to perfect for strength and stiffness; our Sqaero shape. The wide downtube also effectively shields the water bottles. We also use Sqaero on the headtube, seattube, seatstays and seatpost.
3T Exploro Team Frame
$3,000.00
There is something magical and fun about riding on a mixture of surfaces, and only the EXPLORO delivers on all terrains. Its road geometry is fast on good surfaces and capable on bad ones. Its clearance for up to 2.1” mountain bike tires means nothing will stop you. And the aerodynamics are so good that even with knobby tires, it outperforms round-tube road bikes with skinny tires. There’s simply nothing else like it. The Exploro is designed to fit road, cross 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. Why is aerodynamics important on allroad (asphalt, gravel, fire roads, single track) rides? - You may go slow off-road, but on the connecting asphalt sections, you need road riding speed. - If you’re slow because of gradients, aero doesn’t matter much. But if it's due to head- or crosswinds, you're slow relative to the ground but very fast relative to the air, and that’s what determines the resistance you experience (that’s exactly why you’re slow). We didn’t want the Exploro to be fast in theory, but fast 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 is faster than the equivalent clean round tube bike is with 28mm slick road tires and without bottles. The key to the Exploro’s speed is the aero downtube that is wide enough to catch the airflow coming off the big front tire (a skinny downtube wouldn’t even touch the airflow). But at 50mm wide, a full airfoil with a normal ratio would have to be 150-200mm deep, causing too much surface drag. So we square off the tail, keeping most of the aero performance with a 50x75mm cross section that is also close to perfect for strength and stiffness; our Sqaero shape. The wide downtube also effectively shields the water bottles. We also use Sqaero on the headtube, seattube, seatstays, and seatpost.
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