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3T Exploro RaceMax Force AXS 1X

3T Exploro RaceMax Force AXS 1X
  • Color: Blue/Brown
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Force AXS 1x12 wide to give you the lightweight performance and simplicity you need for any gravel ride. It's your road bike only this one goes everywhere.


Whether riding road or gravel, we love speed. So everything on the RaceMax frame is engineered for that. The end result is the first gravel bike that:

* Looks like a road bike
* Rides like a road bike
* Rips through gravel

Best of all, the very same RaceMax frame can be built up with a focus on pure speed with 35-42mm WAM (Width As Measured) tires in 700c can also be turned into an unstoppable machine with very wide tires up to 61mm WAM. Handy for that epic ride or trip abroad. And with two wheelsets, you can switch between the two setups easily. That’s RaceMax.


Starting from our favorite tires, we engineered a perfectly fitting rear wheel cutout (with mud clearance of course) and a closely trailing downtube to catch the airflow coming off the front tire. We added a super-narrow headtube (yet with a big steerer inside it), a multi-shape fork and aero details from seatstay to seatpost and from the shielded water bottle to the direct-attachment brake mounts.

Most importantly, we engineered this for realistic riding speeds, wind speeds, tire widths, bottle positions and even for mud. We don’t care if it is theoretically fast in the windtunnel with a fantasy spec. We care if it is fast the way you ride it in real world conditions.


The RaceMax frameset is is fastest with 35-42mm WAM tires. That’s when its top speed rivals the best road bikes out there. So whether you’re on asphalt, easy or tougher gravel, you can be sure you have the fastest setup. But depending on where you ride and how fast you ride, you may want an even bigger tire for ultimate traction and control. Good news: 90% of the aerodynamic advantage of the RaceMax frameset still works with tires up to 61mm WAM.

In a way, the Ultra is the reverse. It is aerodynamically optimized for 55-61mm WAM tires thanks to its wider downtube near the front tire. This extra width better redirects the air coming off a bigger front tire. If you prefer a smaller tire, you can run a 700c tire up to a 46mm WAM. But as you go to a smaller tire, the Racemax becomes the faster choice again. In addition, the Ultra combines its aero seattube with a round seatpost so you can fit a standard, dropper or suspension post.


Frame Exploro RaceMax
Fork Fango RaceMax w/ compact crown
Headset 3T MinMax IS42/28.6 + IS 47/38
Rims/Wheels Fulcrum Rapid Red 900, 700c, 22mm internal width, tubeless ready (upgrade to 3T Discus 45|40 , 45|32 , Plus i28 possible)
Crankset Sram Force AXS, (XXS: 165mm - 51:170mm - 54&56: 172,5mm - 58&61: 175mm)
Rear Derailleur Sram Force AXS Max 36T
Cassette/Rear Cogs 12-speed Force AXS, 10-36T
Shifters Sram Force AXS
Stem Apto Stealth (XXS: 70mm - 51: 80mm - 54: 90mm - 56: 100mm - 58: 110mm - 61: 120mm)
Brake Levers Sram Force AXS
Brakes Sram Force AXS Hydraulic Disc w/ Sram 160mm rotor
Seat Post New 3T Charlie Sqaero Team w/ Ritchey WCS Clamp

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option MPN Store SKU
Blue/Brown / 54 9752DHDK17W 210000040766