Thanks to the ability to mix and match SRAM AXS components, the widest range drivetrain options are no longer just for mountain bikes. Combine a SRAM eTap AXS shifter with an Eagle AXS rear derailleur, and all of a sudden you have a massively wide gear range to take on just about any terrain. To celebrate, 3T has put together a limited edition of their Exploro aero gravel bike with a very special build.
While the frame remains unchanged from the standard Exploro TEAM with Fango TEAM fork, you will find a limited edition paint job with Caribbean Blue and Burnt Orange giving the bike a unique look. To build the drivetrain, the bike sees a SRAM Force eTap AXS 1x shifter set with an Eagle XX1 AXS rear derailleur. You could run this setup with either a 10-50 or 11-50 cassette, which 3T has opted for the NX 11-50 which they say was in favor of slightly better gearing steps.
To offset a bit of the weight from that cassette, the build includes the 3T Torno carbon crank with a 44t chainring. The handmade Italian made crank is optimized for 1x aerodynamics and is priced at $1,260 for the crank alone.
Riders will also have the option of upgrading to the DiscusPlus i28 LTD carbon wheels if the Fulcrum Racing 700 DBs don’t do it for you. The build is based around 650b wheels with WTB Venture 650b x 2.0″ tubeless tires.
All in (with the Fulcrum wheels), you’re looking at $6,499 for the Limited Edition build. The Exploro Team Force Eagle eTap Torno is available now in Large and Extra Large sizes, with Small and Medium to follow.