FIRST LOOK: 3T EXPLORO RACE MAX BOOST
Bringing some added power to the gravel world
Thanks to an errant shipping company, our new 3T Exploro RaceMax Boost arrived too late to get a First Ride in for the launch date. So what we have here instead is a First Look. And we have to say, just pulling the bike from the box brought some smiles – the silver color gives the 3T an impressively sleek and modern look and the rear hub motor definitely helped maintain a light weight. Look for our First Ride aboard the new 3T soon.
At 3T, we are very happy to introduce the new Exploro Racemax Boost. In a crazy year full of ups and downs, getting this project across the finish line has been a company-wide effort.
The standard Exploro Racemax was introduced in 2020 to rave reviews for its light, responsive & fun ride. When it came time to make an e-bike version, we didn’t want to change anything: same geometry, same aero tube shapes, same agile steering.
We wanted to keep the fun and flow of a fast, agile gravel bike, not build a motorcycle with pedals. That means the system has to be very light, offer a very smooth power ramp-up & create no drag when turned off. In the end, 3T’s customized Mahle X-35 system offers all three and even better, it fits inside the Racemax frame without any change to the tube shapes!
With its very natural pedaling feel, this is an e-bike for true cyclists. You may even forget you are riding an e-bike and think “Wow, I have amazing legs today!” We achieve this through 3 specifically-tuned levels:
ECO: A quick ramp-up and a small Boost across the speed range, perfect to keep up with the group when your legs need a bit of support.
MEDIO: More support at climbing speeds, making challenging trails easier to navigate and helping you stay with the group on paved & unpaved climbs.
TURBO: Maximum Boost for the most challenging terrain with a super smooth ramp-up and continuing through the speed range.
The Exploro Racemax Boost is designed for 3 types of rides:
1. The power support acts as a range extender for your adventures. The bigger the loop, the bigger the fun.
2. Riding in a group of varying ability can be frustrating. With a little extra support, nobody ever has to wait up anymore. Perfect for road & off-road rides.
3. Commuting. The power support enables you to arrive without a sweat and have an adventurous workout on the way home.
All of this makes the Racemax Boost the most versatile gravel bike ever, with a svelte road bike esthetic, gravel toughness and e-bike power for a wide variety of rides.
The Racemax Boost is available in a drop bar version for ultimate speed and a flat bar version for ultimate control. The drop bar version even comes in an incredible 9.8 kg Ultralight version with a full-on gravel setup. All models are available to order now from 3T retailers and 3T.bike and start shipping between June and September.
Exploro Racemax Boost Dropbar: 6,999 USD/EUR 7,299 GBP
Exploro Racemax Boost Flatbar: 6,999 USD/EUR 7,299 GBP
Exploro Racemax Boost Ultralight: 9,999 USD/EUR 10,299 GBP
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