2021 3T Exploro RACE EKAR 1x13

A carbon frame gravel bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Exploro model range.

2021 3T Exploro RACE EKAR 1x13
MSRP$5,599
SuspensionRigid
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Drivetrain1 × 13
GroupsetEkar

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 13 — 13 speed

Exploro RACE EKAR 1x13

36 mph

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The Exploro RACE EKAR 1x13 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Exploro RACE EKAR 1x13 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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3T Exploro RaceMax Boost review

Warren Rossiter

Skilfully achieved ebike integration, great handling and a superb ride

  • Superb on- and off-road manners
  • Lightweight
  • Fast
  • Forward-facing charging port
  • Pricey

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Will Strickson

After the successful launch of the first RaceMax last year, 3T has built an electric version that's as true to the original as possible

May 2021Read Full Review 

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3T gives their top carbon Exploro RaceMax gravel bike a stealthy e-bike Boost powered by a hidden ebikemotion X35+ motor & battery...

May 2021Read Full Review 

Cycling Tips
3T Exploro RaceMax review: A one-bike solution with one big downside - CyclingTips

James Huang

For all the talk about tire clearance, this bike really could use more of it.

  • Surprisingly good at the usage extremes, innovative frame design, genuinely goes fast everywhere
  • Oddly limiting tire clearance, polarizing aesthetics, awkward cable routing entry port, curious handling quirks, overly muted ride quality

March 2021Read Full Review 

Gran Fondo
3T Exploro Race EKAR 1x13 review

Benjamin Topf

One frame, two concepts: the 3T Exploro Race EKAR 1x13 is based on the Exploro RaceMax frame, which can be built up either as an ultimate adventure bike or a full-on gravel racing machine.

  • Maximum efficiency
  • Very predictable handling
  • Frameset offers excellent vibration damping
  • Coherent overall package
  • Vague downshifts
  • The looks of the front cable routing are questionable
  • Gear range not wide enough for steep climbs

December 2020Read Full Review 

Bicycling
Go Fast on Any Surface with the 3T Exploro RaceMax

This high performance aero bike is ready to play on pavement and dirt.

  • Fast on the road, fast on gravel

June 2020Read Full Review 

Road Bike Action
First Ride: 3T Exploro Race Max

Zap Espinoza

Gerard Vroomen continues to expand the boundaries

June 2020Read Full Review 

road.cc
3T Exploro Pro GRX 2020

Mat Brett

Quick and lively aero gravel bike with plenty of tyre clearance and Shimano's GRX components

  • Excellent frameset
  • Shimano GRX components
  • Big clearance
  • Complicated seatpost clamp

March 2020Read Full Review 


Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Exploro RaceMax

Fork

Fango RaceMax w/ compact crown

Headset

3T MinMax custom by Cane Creek IS42/28.6 + IS 47/38

Stem

3T Apto Stealth (XXS: 70mm - 51: 80mm - 54: 90mm - 56: 100mm - 58: 110mm - 61: 120mm)

Handlebar

3T LTD carbon

Seatpost

New 3T Charlie Sqaero Team w/ Ritchey WCS Clamp

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Campagnolo EKAR 1x13

Front Derailleur

Crank

Campagnolo EKAR carbon, 38T chainring (to match 9T smallest cog) (XXS: 165mm - 51: 170mm - 54&56: 172,5mm - 58&61: 175mm)

Shifters

Campagnolo EKAR 1x13

Cassette

Campagnolo EKAR 13-speed, 9-42T

Brakes

Campagnolo EKAR hydraulic disc w/ 160mm Campagnolo rotor

Wheels
Rims

Fulcrum Rapid Red 900, 700c, 22mm internal width, tubless ready

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