Italian bicycle-maker, 3T, has collaborated with BMW to create a special-edition bike inspired by the luxury automaker’s offerings. It’s modeled on 3T’s Exploro all-road bike which the brand states is their ‘ultimate riding machine’.
The bike features a carbon fiber frame, the world’s lightest carbon aero cranks, an exclusive Brooks leather saddle and matching Brooks leather grips. At the front and back are Fulcrum alloy wheels and Schwalbe One Speed tires. The company claims the bike is good for anything from cobbled city streets to bounding down mountain trails. Two similar color combinations are offered; light and dark grey and light gray and blue.
Special branding comes in the form of a plaque and the bike’s name at the back of the top tube.
‘A Natural Choice’
“3T was a natural choice for us, as 3T’s Exploro model is the best gravel bike available combining performance, luxury and cycling pleasure to our customers”, says Gaston Streiger, Head of BMW Lifestyle division.
“We are extremely proud that BMW selected 3T to partner exclusively on the creation of the special 3T FOR BMW bike. BMW delivers ‘sheer driving pleasure’ to customers and with the 3T FOR BMW bike, we aim to deliver the same all road biking experience” says René Wiertz, co-owner and CEO of 3T.
The bikes are available for purchase at select BMW dealers as well as select bike shops. 3T hasn’t announced how many will be offered but did announce retail pricing will be $5,499.