ORRO Terra Gravel 105 Disc
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The Terra Gravel is road bike with a wild sense of adventure. It's fast and fun, with a spirit that wills you to get off the beaten track. The Terra Gravel relishes the daily commute, powers along country roads, and takes the towpaths and bridleways in its stride.
Exotic, light, fast and versatile. Expertly crafted from triple butted 6061 aircraft grade aluminium, the Terra Gravel has character and charm in abundance. A low bottom bracket gives stability that will cultivate your confidence in the bike's handling ability and have you pushing through bends and climbing with aplomb in no time.
Generous tyre clearances and tapered seat seat stays give a ride quality that's both smooth and direct. When the tarmac can no longer keep you entertained, steer towards the gravel paths. It's here that the Terra will reveal its other nature. Wider tyres and the tapered full carbon fork ensure positive control while smoothing the buzz you may encounter on your adventures.
Tektro's Spyre disc brakes provide dependable and precise braking in situations when you need it the most. Fulcrum's tough Racing Sport Disc wheels will roll along through any terrain.
Rack and mudguard mounts allow you to prolong your detour further. Add panniers for a weekend getaway or a long distance bike-packing trip. The Terra Gravel is lavishly finished with components of a quality rarely associated with bikes of this price tier. The high quality frame is matched by Shimano's excellent 105 gearing and 3T and Prologo finishing kit.
The Terra rewards your effort, your graft, your heart and soul. Whether you're chasing traffic in the town or dodging tractor tracks on your local bridleways. The Terra will be right there with you, smoothing the path and digging deep with you.
The Terra Gravel is an excellent choice for both women and men. Being handbuilt in the UK, Orro bikes can be customised to your requirements.
- Handbuilt in Sussex
- Lightweight triple butted aluminium frame
- Full carbon fork including tapered steer tube
- Tyre clearance plus mudguard and rack mounts for great versatility
- Slick shifting Shimano 5800 105 gearing
- TRP Spyre dual piston disc brakes offer optimal power and control
- Fulcrum Racing Sport wheelset
- Quality finishing kit from 3T and Prologo
- Integrated rear light in seat clamp
Orro Terra Gravel Road bike review, Cycling Plus Magazine, August 2016 (see here):
"Sussex-based Orro has made quite a splash with its expanding bike range since its launch less than three years ago. All of the company's bikes are not only designed in the UK, they're also assembled in Britain, not far from Orro's Ditchling Beacon testing grounds.
Orro is the house bike-brand of i-ride, the UK distributor for Prologo, 3T, Fulcrum and De Rosa among many major marques, which allows it to offer kit specifications on its bikes up there with online outfits such as Rose and Canyon. The 1,000-quid Terra, for example, comes with classy components such as a 3T cockpit and seatpost, a Prologo saddle and Fulcrum wheels - most of which are rare sights on bikes costing a grand.
The Terra Gravel Road, as its name suggests, is aimed squarely at the booming 'all-road'/gravel bike sector. But this is more than just a reworked cyclo-cross bike, Orro's designers have put a lot of effort into creating the Terra. The frame angles - 73-degree head, 72.6-degree seat - resemble those of a road bike, and it's also quite long and not that tall at the front, much like a road bike. So hit the tarmac and this feels every inch the road-going machine.
But the bottom bracket has been lowered and the near-105cm wheelbase is longer than a road bike's for greater stability. In spite of this, though, the Terra never feels ponderous, even when you're threading your way through twisty country lanes.
The brushed and polished triple-butted aluminium frame adds an old-school air of class, but the ride quality it offers is thoroughly modern. The slender seatpost, skinny seatstays and full-carbon fork combine to offer a cushioned feel on the road that translates into bump-nulling smoothness when you venture onto more variable surfaces. And i-ride's brands also mean quality contact points, with the saddle, handlebar and bar tape contributing to its accomplished manner.
Front and rear mudguard fittings and rear rack mounts make the Terra a very capable fast commuter or day-to-day all-rounder, though you will need to switch to more capable tyres for bigger adventures.
The wire-beaded Vittoria Zaffiro tyres feel quick enough on the road, but that's partly because they do come up quite narrow in spite of their nominal 28mm width, even on the wider Fulcrum rims. But go off road and hit the bumps and you will quickly find their limits. That said, the frame can take rubber up to 42mm wide, so if you're looking to venture off the tarmac and on to the gravel you can. We appreciate the Zaffiros help with the Terra's all-round appeal, but considering the bike's name we would have liked something a bit more gravel friendly.
...Shimano's 105 groupset is at the heart of things, performing as efficiently and with as little fuss as usual. The Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheels are stiff and secure, the TRP Spyre cable disc brakes are excellent as are the contact points.
However, it's the frame that remains the star. It delivers a smooth and comfortable ride with the stability to give you confidence to really push it when the conditions become more challenging. Its fixtures and fittings add to its versatility, so you can ride it to work, to the shops, to the Continent, or pretty much anywhere you want..."
Highs: Very accomplished chassis with impeccable handling
Lows: Vittoria's tyres are road friendly but limit its adventure appeal
Buy if: You're looking for a well-equipped, very capable commuter with potential for much, much more
"Value-packed machine that's suitable for day-to-day riding and much bigger adventures"
|Frame||Orro Terra OSD Aluminium|
|Forks||Orro Superlight 2.0 Full Carbon, tapered steerer|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Shifters||Shimano 105, 11 speed|
|Chainset||Shimano 105, compact (50/34)|
|Bottom Bracket||Token BB30|
|Freewheel||Shimano 105 11-28, 11 speed cassette|
|Stem||3T Arx II Pro|
|Handlebars||3T Ergonova Pro, compact shape|
|Front Brake||TRP Spyre Dual Piston disc|
|Rear Brake||TRP Spyre Dual Piston disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105 STI|
|Rims||Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheelset|
|Front Hub||Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheelset|
|Rear Hub||Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc wheelset|
|Tyres||Vittoria Zaffiro 700x28c|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa Evo Dea, women's specific|
|Seatpost||Orro Alloy Setback|
|Grips||Orro Max Grip bartape|
|Miscellaneous||Token seat collar with integrated LED rear light|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.