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by Shane Stokes
April 6, 2018
Roglic wins TT at Itzulia Basque Country, grabs race lead; Pieters wins stage 2 of the Healthy Ageing; Tour; Martin wins stage 3 of the Circuit de la Sarthe; Dyball continues to lead in Thailand; Bevin goes close to success at Itzulia Basque Country; Sagan, Cavendish, Kittel, Ewan confirmed for Amgen Tour of California sprints; Australian team pursuit squad smash world record en route to Commonwealth Games gold; Women’s track team sweeps up two Commonwealth Games gold medals; Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio gives up Commonwealth Games slot; 3T updates Exploro with new Fango carbon gravel fork; Video: Sagan talks Roubaix chances; Marcus Burghardt speaks about muddy cobblestones
The Exploro, 3T’s aerodynamically-designed carbon gravel bike, has received a number of small updates. Named the Exploro Flatmount, the new version moves to the latest road-specific disc brake standard. Additionally, the frame receives a similar seatpost wedge collar as that found on the company’s Strada aero road bike. These changes are available on both LTD and Team versions of the frame.
The big change, however, is seen with the new Fango (Italian for mud) fork. The new fork claims aerodynamic improvements with elongated “Sqaero” fork legs and a slimmer fork crown. Brake cable routing is now internally routed and the thru-axle moves to the newer 12mm size. The fork is claimed to be ready for use with fenders, too.
Lastly, 3T has a new gravel-friendly handlebar called the Superghiaia. The new bar offers a traditional shape and hood position, but with a flared drop angle. The bar is designed to keep the hoods positioned straight, unlike many other flared gravel bars on the market.
The original 3T Exploro with postmount brake mounts will remain in the range. 3T claim this is the perfect option for those keen to run more powerful mountain bike brake calipers.