Last year Orbea launched its all road carbon bike, the Terra. Building on this, the company has unveiled a new model ‘that will make any terrain rideable’ – the Terra H. The company adds that this latest aluminium version ‘comes with all the benefits of its older sister, in three different models and three colours.’
Orbea has designed the Orbea Terra with the goal of conquering any terrain: gravel, road, cyclocross courses, etc. It’s an aluminium bike with all-road geometry… ‘its tyre clearance makes it versatile, with the option to mount mud guards and racks, a dynamic structure and internal wiring. What’s more, its carbon fork and a range of six sizes allow any rider to choose their own.’
Orbea cites the following features for the new Terra H bike…
All road geometry
Control in a variety of circumstances. Terra is designed to be at home on dirt, gravel or just about anything else you might encounter. Terra ergonomics work for cyclocross, all-day rides and the occasional long training day on the road. Handling is precise and intuitive. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes to maximize rider comfort.
Terra can fill several roles – Gravel, Road, CX, Winter Training or Commuting. Tyre Clearance, the ability to mount accessories like mud guards combined with a functional All-Road Geometry means that Terra can change with the seasons.
Small sections absorb vibration. Optimized shapes for compliance and comfort. Lighter than elastomer inserts. A smoother Terra means more comfort and control
Large sections create a stiff spine. Optimized shapes resist directional flex. Increased surface area improves stiffness. A stiffer Terra means more power to the rear wheel.
The Terra fork uses a robust crown, rounded blade profile and longer fork legs to offer the best combination of elasticity, tyre clearance and torsional stiffness. Longer legs for more vibration absorption & bump compliance. Stiff crown for rigidity & precise tracking. Fits 40c tyres with 5mm clearance each side.
Orbea is part of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation and is Spain’s largest bicycle operator. Orbea bike frames are manufactured in Asia and finished in Spain – with the brand shipped worldwide.
In 2011, Orbea further cemented its relationship with Orca – the wetsuit and apparel tri brand. Heralding from New Zealand, Orca is part of the Orbea family – with Orbea and Orca reaching an agreement in 2011 for Spanish Orbea to acquire Orca’s ‘operation rights in the triathlon and compression area.’ This deal gave Orbea global rights to the Orca brand, following ‘four years of fruitful relations’ between the two companies.