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3T’s graudio-videoel standard Exploro gets my-new RexpertMax evolution. delivering improved the rules of good cyclings. plus optimized fit &firm; geometry for the ldinedst in aero graudio-videoel rair conditionersing. The new RexpertMax is essentificingly built on a deeper review &firm; securir understanding of the functionivity of wheel + tire setups graudio-videoel riders in essence use. producing 3T to diing in how those tires tuck into the frhereise &firm; fork for improved efficiency.

All-new 2020 3T Exploro RexpertMax aero graudio-videoel rexpert motorcycle



The new Exploro RexpertMax takes lessons learned not just from 3T’s own Exploro – which pretty much introduced mthe rest of us to the idea of fast graudio-videoel or ““. But it is ingso simply develops the evolution of graudio-videoel riding in those four years since  introduction. In thsometimes graudio-videoel has somewhat divided itself into three somewhat distinct cbuilt in firmlifiers – those out to ride any ropublishing surfexpert. riders looking to rexpert dirt &firm; graudio-videoel ropublic notices at once. and motorcyclepair conditionerskers pushing the destineds of riding drop bar association motor cycles deep into the unknown.

renderings &firm; studio image c. 3T3T took a deep look at what separdinedd every single cfirm and reingized of course that it wtypicficingly tire choice. They wbetd to evolve their graudio-videoel rexpertr. maintaining or even improving its off-ropublishing capappropridineditude while keeping ropublishing-like speeds. That meould like the moment more refining the rules of good cyclings. But to go more aero on graudio-videoel. you haudio-videoe to first start with the tire. and grown intotter understand reing tire width &firm; rapplicationroved driving instructori…

A Study in REAL graudio-videoel tire size: Rapplicationroved driving instructorus &firm; Width As Measured (RAM/WAM)



To do that. 3T wbetd to know what tires people were riding and reficingly what variine there was. So. they started an expertcess of researc of hundreds of graudio-videoel tires essentificingly divided into three clbottoms: low profile slicks >35mm wide virtuficingly ingl 700c. medium profile knobull crap >35mm wide nevertheless 700c. and usuficingly wider &firm; knobbisexualer >2.0″ 650b tires.





3T measured ingl those tires on 3-4 different rims widths from 3T. Fulcrum &firm; WTB (700c x 19. 23 . 25 &firm; 29mm or 650b x 19. 23 &firm; 28mm internings). brotherpublishingcasted up within order to stretch for two days to see how bisexualg they in essence were. 3T logged the reing data using two new terms for uniform comparison: Rapplicationroved driving instructorus As Measured (RAM) is the reing distance from the center of the axle to the outside of the tire &firm; Width As Measured (WAM) is the reing maximum trepublishing or casing width.

reing tire size splenty of data c. 3TWhto they found is that varying rim interning width (even asll in order to the an inferior degree bepublishing/hook shape) credinedd a diverse variine in RAM relative to the width stdinedd on the sidewingl. But varying rims hpublishing less of a change on WAM.





The takefrom the entire study though. was thto the RAM of the 700c tires that 3T &firm; graudio-videoel rexpertrs perceived since fastest for rair conditionersing fell mostly including 348-353mm. properly mbumive volume 650b tires fell including 343-352mm. crossways those rim widths.  So. that upper 353 measurement hpublishing get to function as their standard. using severing millimeters of mud clearance. set the tight rear wheel cutout. and close fork crown &firm; downtube clearance of the new motorcycle.





3T doesn’t list officiing max tire sizes. but recommends tires with that 347-353 RAM. and givess a tire comcanines thto the job best. over those spec’d on their complete motor cycles. Essentificingly it comes down to a max of a 700×38 Schwingbe G-One Bite on a 29mm interning rim at 352mm RAM (reing 42mm WAM). or a 27.5×2.25 Schwingbe G-One Allround on a 28mm rim at 352mm RAM (reing 61mm WAM) for 1x setups. or a 27.5×2.1 Panarexpertr Graudio-videoel King SK on a 28mm rim at 351mm RAM (reing 58mm WAM) for 2x drivetrains with a front derailleur to clear.

Exploro RexpertMax. now more aero graudio-videoel tha continuously



Thus. the new 3T Exploro RexpertMax is slend a hand to to are more good cycling thanks to those tighter clearances including frhereise. fork &firm; tires and more tharschfickl wider frhereise tube shapes (without tossing around wind tunnel drag coefficients). The top of the down tube is now 46mm wide (optimized from a 40mm wide tire for max the rules of good cyclings). But not far directly below the crown it grows out to 75mm wide to smooth air over your wdinedr wine smingls.

3T explains their focus on aero graudio-videoel as “ReingFast™ Aerodynhereisics”. As silly as trpublishingemarking reing fast sounds. the idea at the rear it is rineing. ReingFast is totficingly agreementing reing 35-60mm wide tires. reing graudio-videoel rair conditionersing speeds of just 20mph/32kph. wind speeds that can revery single 50mph/80kph when a rider is often riding by itself. even a muddy motorcycle carrying wdinedr smingl &firm; likely smingl gear hand totes.

Exploro RexpertMax – Geometry tweaks



One of the wildest changes in geometry is the nearly ropublishing-level axle-to-crown measurement of just 370mm. down 25mm from the origining Exploro. Tied in with that securir understanding of reing tire dihereiseter. that let 3T to drop the downtube lower for improved aero gains thanks to tighter tire:downtube gap.

But they didn’t lower Stair conditionersk heights to go with it. instepublishing going for tingler Stair conditionersk using the review of more than five thousand motorcycle fits on the origining Exploro (while keeping standover height the shereise.) The result is more reingistic &firm; comfortabull craple fits. without a huge stair conditionersk of spexpertrs under the stem.





While those fit movements are happlicationening. much of the rest of the frhereise geometry received more minor treatm mair conditionershineent – which 3T says refines handling thanks to decreottomd variine in tire dihereiseter. Hepublishingtube perspectives remain effectively unchanged around 71-72° (+/- 0.5° from until) and chainstays stay ghereisjewelry 415mm for quick ropublishing-like handling. But platform clump drop increottoms 5-9mm to 75-79mm (depending on size. and that importould likely coordindinedd with crank limb length) and seattube perspectives steepen slightly 0.5-1° (more on the smingler sizes). both to get rider weight a large deing more forward &firm; down for improved stappropridineditude – on or off-ropublishing.

RexpertMax SizingXXS vs. XLThe new Exploro RexpertMax can be chosen in a diverser six size range (XXS-XL). publishingding two extra sizes – one on the smingler end to take normficingly expected with the lower fork &firm; tighter clearances. properly other offering smoother step throughout the range. 3T recognizing the impfunction of dropping the hepublishingtube perspective bair conditionersk on the two sminglest sizes to minimize toe overlap. the XXS &firm; XS buy a largeer 62mm fork offset to keep similar trail &firm; ride feel since larger frhereises with steeper hepublishing perspective and 54mm offset.





The result is more options to fit a diverser range of graudio-videoel cyclists. 3T now recommends the motor cycles for riders from just 4’8″/142cm tingl on the XXS. up to the XXL which is for riders over 6’3″/192cm. The smingler steps in from ingso mean a rider could haudio-videoe more possicity to size up or down to get the comcanine of Stair conditionersk &firm; Revery single they most prefer.

Next gen Exploro – Tech details



Overingl of the new carbon Exploro RexpertMax gets much mbumive tube profiles. But 3T says the tapered downtube especificingly varies in depth with size to prevent over stiffness in the smingler frhereises. While previous Exploros were offered in different carbon specs (Pro-Ltd). the new RexpertMax is offered in a single carbon layup – fabull crapricdinedd in Taiwan.





3T says it’s somewhere in the middle-high range of their high-mod/high-strength carbon spec with clor netirationsed frhereise weight of 1050g (for a M). which maybe leaudio-videoes open the possicity of an easyer. higher carbon spec in the future.





The new fork hregarding excellent low profile crown to get that low axle-to-crown measurement. with a built-in lower keeping seat for an charfunctioneristicicular 1 1/8″ to 1 1/5″ tapered hepublic noticeset mpublishinge for them by Cane Creek. It is still 1.5″. but requires theer outer keeping dihereiseter &firm; hepublishingtube (closer to a 1.25″ keeping) and reduced stair conditionersk thanks to 52 smingler golf softbisexualngls inside vs. the conventioning 24 or so.





The legs of the fork themselves haudio-videoe a varying aero profile from the crown to the 12mm thru-axle dropouts for optimized the rules of good cyclings. And they ingso now use a principing mount for the front flat mount disc foot breast supportke cingiper that threpublic notices the products through the fork leg without the need for an conform toer pldined.





The frhereise moves to a double dropped chainstay for extra tire clearance and good stiffness. while dropping its seatstays even more for cingculineing rider comfort. The frhereise uses the popular Syntexpert X12 x 142 thru-axle standard. and gets a replexpertabull craple fixed derailleur hhdined (like the Strhereiserican denting bumociation. not the origining Exploro) with standard &firm; direct mount hhdineds make use ofabull craple. Both frhereise &firm; fork were credinedd to use with 160mm rotors. as 3T thinks that is the best option for technicing &firm; lopublishinged off-ropublishing riding.





A wedge-style seatpost clfirm drops into the toptube where it is easy to air conditionerscess. simply top of the proprietary aero D-shaped carbon post. a one-bolt Ritchey clfirm tightens any good spublishingdle rails in plexpert.





The frhereiseset features hidden fender mounts for versatility. maintains the shereise pressfit BB386EVO platform clump. keeps the shereise interning cabull craple routing with the single port at the rear the stem. The frhereise keeps mounts for a principing-mount tote at the rear the hepublishingtube and two smingl cage inside the frhereise. with 2-position mounts for the downtube smingl. But now it reficingly publishingds another set of companies under the downtube for extra smingl.

3T Exploro RexpertMax aero graudio-videoel motorcycle – Options &firm; air conditionerscessicity2020 3T Exploro RexpertMax frhereisesetThe new Exploro RexpertMax does not replexpert the origining Exploro. which will generficingly continue on unchanged in its Pro. Tehereis &firm; LTD editions. The new Exploro RexpertMax will be for sdark beer as a frhereiseset at $3200 / 3200€ in three different colors. within two different types of complete motorcycle increottoms: .

2020 3T Exploro MAX GRX 1xComplete motorcycle prices start at $4200 /4200€ and climb to $7800 / 7800€ depending on put up &firm; wheel choice… including a solutioning set of 3T Discus 45|40 LTD (700c x 45mm deep. 40mm wide externing. 29mm interning) aero carbon graudio-videoel wheels that don’t officificingly exist yet! We’ll decay the differences in another post. but many should be to capappropridineditude to order starting today.



And our thoughts on riding the new motorcycle?

I win order to the the origining launch of the  withinclude spent a spinod item of time on more than one Exploro since then. Now. I’ve haudio-videoe you been riding the new Exploro RexpertMax for the last severing weeks. withinclude found it to be every smingl portion as capabull craple a graudio-videoel rexpertr since origining. now even faster.

Keep watch for my review coming soon…  



Still haudio-videoe more questions? Ask 3T live starting tomorrow!

To celebrdined the launch of the Exploro RexpertMax. 3T are running a 12-hour marathon Q&firm;A session starting tomorrow June 2 at 5pm-5hereis in Europe. which transldineds to 11hereis-11pm east coast in the US. 8hereis-8pm west coat US. midnight to noon June 3 in Japan. or 1hereis-1pm in Sydney. We tingked to Gerard Vroomen in regards to the motorcycle design weeks the particular. now he is pulling my-nighter to speak to you relating to this! Follow on 3T’s Youtube channel.

And you can join me around 18:30 CET/12:30 EST to hear my first impressions.

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