The Explorer 1’s hi-tensile steel frame, while heavier than more expensive aluminum, rides smoother & more comfortably than aluminum thanks to the natural shock damping qualities of steel.
Explorer 1 features a 21-speed SRAM 3.0 twist-shifting drivetrain with tripled-ringed SR XCC 48/38/28 crankset, Shimano Altus front derailleur & 14-34 Mega-Range freewheel for easy hill climbing and controlled pedaling descents.
The Explorer’s suspension fork delivers over 2” of bump-eating, coil sprung suspension with alloy crown, stout 28mm stanchions and mini-boots to protect sliders. The seatpost offers 1” of coil-sprung telescoping travel too, to smooth out the road and trail.
Tektro’s CL530 brake levers offer slip-resistant, shock-absorbing inserts on the finger contact points for more secure, comfortable braking.
Our long quilled, angle-adjustable stem and 3” rise handlebars offer a supremely comfortable, upright ride position that’s easy on neck & wrists.