Now, to understand how we've arrived at an entirely new lineup of bikes from the bull, we need to dive deeper into the past, or the Exploro Racemax. Here, Lambo and 3T crafted a bicycle that's aimed at one of the hottest growing trends in cycling, gravel biking. With 3T's proprietary carbon layup and resin injection methods, a two-wheeling machine, like very few others, was born. Did I mention that these buggers are going for a solid €15,000 ($16,200)? Yup, and they're not even electric! Nothing but carbon fiber, top-shelf components, and a cycling experience that'll have the whole town looking at you. I think it's safe not to mention that this thing is sporting Pirelli rubbers.
Well, based on the success, or lack thereof - we don't know how many Exploro models were sold - these two crews have announced the birth of another two bikes, each with distinctive colors and peak components, but a price tag that won't leave you wondering what you'll be eating for the next year or so. The Racemax and Strada are the new bikes, and as you can imagine, the Racemax is a gravel-destined machine, much like the original Exploro, and the Strada is, well, use your brain; for the streets! Time to dive in a bit deeper and see what Lambo-branded gear you can get your hands on these days.
But there's a tad more to the Strada that we can see. The bike is designed with two distinctive "zones" in its geometry. At the front of the Strada, a "speed zone" is in place to help you get the speed you want, while the rear includes a "comfort zone." Here, a curved seat tube is integrated within the frame, acting much like a leaf spring, softening up hits taken up from the road. Overall, 3T and the golden bull are asking for a solid €9,000 ($9,700 at current exchange rates) before they dish out any of the four color variations in place.
As for the Racemax, again, Lambo and 3T seem to be aiming for the growing gravel biking industry because these buggers are tuned for nothing more than rocky-road domination, just like the Exploro. Here, we're told that 3T goes to town again with "in-house filament winding," giving birth to a one-of-a-kind machine that you can't get anywhere else. Maybe China figured out how to get its hands on this tech; probably not. If you haven't picked up on the fact that these babies are made by hand, now's the time to take that information in.
After throwing on some more carbon components, adding a 3T crankset, an SRAM AXS setup once again, and 40 mm Pirelli rubbers, the Racemax is going for €9,900 ($10,700). Be sure to check out all four colors here, too, because all of them, including the ones in the Strada lineup, are inspired by "iconic Lamborghini super sports cars."
At the end of the day, the only way to figure out if any of these buggers is for you is by being a die-hard cyclist, or a true Lamborghini fan, in which case, you wouldn't want to ride a work of art, would you? Of course you would!