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3T Exploro RaceMax Italia XXX Reveals Next Level Raw Carbon Weave Gravel Bike Porn

3T Exploro RaceMax Italia XXX Reveals Next Level Raw Carbon Weave Gravel Bike Porn

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Already available in three half-painted/half-raw finishes (and a primer black Ready-To-Paint frameset), the previous RaceMax Italias all had a cosmetic unidirectional (UD) top layer of carbon that hid the filament-wound fibers below. Now the RaceMax Italia XXX pulls back that curtain to show exactly what it looks like inside. 3T Exploro RaceMax Italia XXX exposes raw carbon weave

Play 3T has been making the top-tier of their Exploro RaceMax gravel bike at their HQ in Italy since 2021 using a unique automated filament winding manufacturing technology to create the dry carbon tubes and resin transfer molding to complete the frame in-house. The result is a superlight and stiff frame made-in-Italy, with a suitably matching premium pricetag. But none of those RaceMax Italia framesets had really taken advantage of how great those crisscrossing carbon fibers could really look… until now. c. 3T As they’ve been refining frame production over the past couple of years, 3T started sending out RaceMax Italia framesets to their sponsored riders and a few of their premium Experience Center bike shops without the cosmetic UD top layer to showcase the unique construction. And it seems that with the process and finishing dialed, now you can get that raw finish too – dubbed XXX after the repeated pattern of Xs, not necessarily any reference to bike porn. 3T doesn’t officially mention actual weight savings, but the made-in-Italy RaceMax Italia was already […]

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