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Geometry: Gravel and Road bike geometries are significantly different. Gravel bikes provide stability and capability over more technical terrain, so when compared to road bikes, they have longer wheelbases, slacker head tube angles, a sloping top tube and shorter reach and higher stack. All this adds up to a more upright riding position that maximises comfort for long, multi surface, days in the saddle. Road bike geometry is more aggressive to provide precise handling and a responsive, fast ride on smoother surfaces. 

Tyres and Tyre Clearance: Tyres and just as crucially tyre clearance – are one of the biggest differences between gravel bikes and road bikes. While most road bikes will be designed around 28mm tyres gravel bike tyres tend to be no narrower than 35mm. Tyre clearance between the forks, seatstays and chainstays will determine the maximum width of tyres that can be used. This is generally much wider for gravel bikes to allow a greater range of tyres and treads to be used, as well as all-important mud clearance for wetter, stickier conditions. Almost all road tyres are slick, whereas almost all gravel tyres will feature at least some tread pattern.


Pedals: Road riders tend to prefer SPD-SL-style three-bolt road bike pedals, whereas gravel riders tend to opt for SPD-style two-bolt mountain bike pedals and cleats. As you’re more likely to spend a bit of time off the bike on rugged terrain, hard-wearing SPD metal cleats fare much better for off-road riding, and the pedals offer dual-sided entry, which can be really useful.

Choice: With a gravel bike you can open up a better cycling world; you can seek out different, multi-terrain routes, possibly linked by fast road segments, to jump onto single and double tracks, field edge paths, canal towpaths, forestry roads and perhaps even some basic mountain bike trails, making your cycling hugely more varied and, ultimately, more enjoyable.


There are pro's and con's to buying every bike, in headline terms, we would say the versatility and speed on both Road and Gravel, as well as the all-round package of quality components at a fair price. 

Combine this with the innovative drive and experience within 3T and you get Better, Different and More enjoyable. But you don't need to take our word for it, click on the 'Exploro Max?' button for a link to a GCN video review.


You can certainly use your gravel bike on the road: in fact, you’ll probably need to ride at least short road sections to link up segments of off-road trails and dirt tracks.

If you’d like to use your gravel bike exclusively on the road, it may be worth switching out the tyres for something a little slicker if you’re running gravel tyres with a more aggressive tread.

This will help to reduce the rolling resistance and give you a speedier sensation over smooth tarmac compared to gravel tyres, which can sometimes feel a bit draggy or sluggish on the road.



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These Selling Terms & Conditions apply to the offer for sale of products by The Cyclists Studio on the website (hereinafter: “the website”). All products purchased on this website are sold The Cyclists Studio (a Trading name of Thinking Differently Limited (hereinafter: “TCS”), with legal address in England, 33 High Street, Ketton, Stamford, Rutland, PE9 3TA.  Company number 12482744.  For any kind of question you can contact us using the form on our Home page. You can get additional information about your order status, deliveries and refunds as detailed below.  By using the website and / or by submitting an order through the website, you accept the applicability of these Selling Terms and Conditions, our Copywright and Legal Terms policy and our Privacy Policy. You may read these policies on this website. TCS has the right to vary these General Terms And Conditions. Such changes to the General Terms And Conditions shall be deemed to be in force from the date they are published on this website.


TCS offers its products on the website and operates its electronic store for end consumers. An “end consumer” is an individual person not acting for trade or entrepreneurial purposes. TCS reserves the right not to process orders from parties who are not “end consumers”, or who in any other way fall outside our commercial policy. The offer for sale of a product by TCS is not binding. An agreement between parties shall take effect only when TCS has confirmed an order placed by you. To conclude the purchase of one or more products from TCS, you must follow the steps required to place an order so it is received and validated by TCS. An agreement takes effect when TCS sends you an order confirmation. The agreement between you and TCS comprises these Selling Terms and Conditions, the invitation published by TCS on its website, and any further written arrangements made. If you fail to provide all the data TCS has asked for, or for any other reason, TCS may accept or refuse your order. If it is discovered at the order packing stage that the products ordered are not available for sale, TCS will promptly inform you and refund the amount you prepaid.


You will pay the price specified in the agreement for the services ordered. Payment takes place in the manner specified by TCS and according to the term stated there. Prices and availability shown on the website may be changed without prior notification. The price charged for an order will be the price in effect at the time the order is made. All prices shown in the website and accepted by you when submitting the order include VAT and other levies, unless specified otherwise.

Delays in the delivery time, do not give you the right to cancel the order placed, or to claim damages. Delivery of products will depend on the delivery method chosen when placing the order. When products are shipped to you by common carrier, TCS's liability to you for breakage and/or non-delivery to you of the products by the common carrier will be limited by the limits of liability provided by the common carrier's terms and conditions of carriage.


You may cancel your agreement with TCS within fourteen (14) days of receipt of TCS products, by notifying TCS at Once TCS sends you an authorization to return the product, we will make arrangements for its return. Return carriage is at your cost. This right does not apply in the case of purchase of "Custom" products, considering the characteristics of uniqueness and craftsmanship of the same. To cancel the agreement and return the products, the following conditions also apply:

  • You must notify TCS of your intention to return the product within fourteen (14) days from the agreement date;

  • Products  must not have subjected to use, installation, modification, or be damaged, as determined solely by TCS;

  • Product to be returned must be complete with all original packaging and include all accessories;

  • Products must be returned in one shipment only.

If the cancelation of the agreement meets these conditions, TCS shall reimburse the price paid for the products within fourteen (14) days of your return request to TCS. When the cancelation of an agreement is sought more than fourteen (14) days from the order's date, a refund will be made only under the conditions set by the TCS Warranty Policy. You can see this in the FAQ "Warranty" section.

TCS Warranty terms are summarized as follows:

  • Repair/replacement or refund is limited to the original price of the defective product, plus its freight costs. Any alteration, addition, improvement or attachment to the product renders your warranty null and void;

  • Before return, you must contact TCS by email TCS will send you a return form by e-mail, which you must complete and return to TCS following the instructions;

  • Returned products must be packed with all original packaging and accessories; and a copy of the original invoice attached;

  • You will be charged return shipment and any other associated costs if the product you sent back to TCS is not defective. 


TCS shall solely determine if the conditions of the agreement between yourself and TCS have been met. TCS’s liability is limited strictly to the purchase price you paid for the products in question (exclusive of VAT). In particular TCS is not liable for any property damage, personal injury, loss of use, interruption of business, loss of profits, or other consequential, indirect, incidental, punitive, or special damages. This applies to all situations however caused, whether for breach of warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), and strict liability or otherwise, other than those damages that are incapable of limitation, exclusion or restriction under applicable law. TCS shall not be liable for delay in performing or failure to perform any of its obligations under this agreement if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control.


3T Group – Warranty Policy

The present document regulates all the aspects related to warranty, servicing, liability and crash replacements of all “3T” products, meaning every product branded “3T” (3T is a brand registered by 3T Cycling Srl) sold directly to consumers by 3T Cycling Srl or any of its affiliates (hereinafter: “3T Group” or “3T”) or sold to consumers by 3T authorized dealers or sold by 3T to OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and fitted on new bikes.

Preamble and definitions

  • PRODUCT SERVICE LIFE: All bicycle products have a finite useful service life. This is determined by a combination of many factors including: typical load, correct installation, materials and technologies, product design, rider weight and power, care and maintenance, type of usage, impact damage. These factors all affect wear. Additionally, products are subject to a less-known form of wear known as ‘material fatigue’. This is the progressive separation of the molecular structure, a ‘micro-fracture’ that eventually grows large enough to cause failure. To minimise your riding risk, 3T recommends you check your bicycle regularly for signs of wear. Have a qualified mechanic regularly inspect all parts of the bicycle for corrosion, wear, cracks, deformation, surface damage, and any sign of fatigue. Spotting early signs of fatigue requires visual enhancers like penetrating fluids. Any component that is worn out, has lost its structural integrity, or shows any sign of fatigue or damage must be replaced immediately, to reduce the possibility of an accident that could cause serious injury.

  • WEIGHT LIMIT: A heavier rider and/or an aggressive riding style increase the stress on the products, reducing service life. 3T products are suitable for riders below 110 kg/240 lb.

  • INTENDED USE: Products are designed solely for the use specifically indicated in their description and packaging. Any other use may be dangerous and should be avoided.

Two/five*** year limited warranty

3T offers to the original owner a 2 years*** warranty against defects in materials or workmanship.

For all the products manufactured from 2017 (with warranty card and hologram) the warranty may be extended to 5 years*** (2 years standard + 3 years extension) if these products are registered on the 3T website within 30 days from purchase. For all the products manufactured before 2017 the three years warranty extension is not available.

When a product is verified by 3T to be defective within the terms of this warranty, it will be replaced or repaired, at the sole discretion of 3T, free of charge. In case of replacement, if the same original product is not available, it will be replaced with an equivalent product of similar value.

This warranty does not cover:

  • products used beyond the scope of their intended design, products without a legitimate dated proof of purchase;

  • products not purchased through a legitimate 3T dealer;

  • products whose serial number and authenticity markings have been made unreadable;

  • normal aging, wear and fatigue;

  • damage caused by shipping, abuse, misuse, wrong assembly, improper maintenance, impacts, corrosion, accidents, aggressive/corrosive agents, use with non-compatible components, improper repairs, and any other cause which does not constitute a material or manufacturing defect;

  • products that have reached the end of their useful service life;

  • refinished/refurbished products;
    products used commercially;

  • labour costs;

  • damage caused by wrong brake pads;

  • only in the case of customized products purchased directly from 3T Cycling SRL online store, cosmetic imperfections related to the handcrafted finishing process of the product made to order based on the customer request.

Please note that the product specifications 3Tprovides are nominal and may be changed at any time.

*** 1 year for paint, decals and coating.

Limitation of liability

3T shall not be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, to the extent allowed by local laws.

This warranty is valid only for the original owner and is not transferable. This warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of a defective product, which is the sole remedy of the warranty.

In addition to the rights granted by this policy, you may have other legal rights granted by consumer laws of the country where the product was sold. If this warranty is inconsistent with any mandatory local law, it shall be deemed modified in accordance with such local law.

This one is the only conventional warranty offered for the product you purchased. Any additional clause, extension or implied warranty is specifically excluded.

When a product is repaired or replaced free of charge under warranty, the repaired or replaced product remains covered under the residual part of the original warranty. There is no renewal or extension of the warranty period, and the original product that was replaced becomes the property of 3T. Also 3T reserves the right to confiscate any counterfeit or unsafe product sent in for warranty inspection.

Any disputes arising out of this Agreement or regarding the use of this product will be governed by the laws of the country of the 3T legal entity who sold the product to the consumer, distributor, dealer or Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Claim Procedure:

The warranty claim shall be made through the legitimate 3T dealer that sold the product or through the dealer that sold the complete bicycle that came originally equipped with the 3T product. 3T or its Service Centers will not accept any warranty claim from end users (except the ones who purchased the 3T products in the 3T Online Store) or from dealers that were not the original sellers of the product.

All products must be shipped in for inspection properly cleaned (otherwise a charge may be applied). Unless otherwise requested in writing by the Service Center, wheels must be returned without quick releases, tires and sprockets; wheels for tubular tires must be returned with no residual glue on the tire bead as truing requires a smooth surface (otherwise a charge may be applied). Carbon wheels must be always accompanied by the brake pads used.

End users are requested to make sure that the dealer forwarding their claim will provide:

  • end user’s name, address, phone numbers and e-mail (as provided when the product was registered in our website, if registered);

  • the original invoice, for proof of date and place of purchase (products claimed without proof of purchase will be returned collect to the dealer without inspection);

  • a detailed description of the problem encountered;

  • a list of the products used in conjunction with the claimed product;

  • instructions about what to do with the product if found not-warrantable (otherwise destroyed).

Crash replacement
3T offers a “crash replacement” program to original owners who register their products on 3T website within 30 days from purchase. The terms and conditions may vary, please contact 3T if your product was damaged in a crash.


The 'Registration' button below has a link to the 3T product registration page.


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The Cyclists Studio is a trading name of Thinking Differently Limited.  Company Number: 12482744, whose registered address is 33 High Street, Ketton, Rutland, England.

We are a cycling based Retail and Experience business and a 3T Authorised Dealer.


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