Orbea’s 2021 Gain e-road bike is more integrated, more aero, but lighter weight

Orbea’s new e-road bike is Orca OMX and OMR inspired

Pack shot of a Orbea Gain Carbon eBike

Orbea was the original development partner for the ebikemotion ebike system and was also the first to bring a bike to market with its lightweight ‘just enough’ assistance model for e-road bikes.

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Plenty of the Spanish brand’s rivals have adopted the same system to make some of the lightest e-road bikes available thanks to the combination of rear hub motor and 248W/h internal battery.

Orbea has taken the Gain back to the drawing board for a complete redesign that brings its design in-line with the latest Orca OMX and OMR machines, and is offering carbon and ‘hydro’ (hydroformed aluminium) versions.

The 10 best features of the new Orbea Gain

  1. Aero-optimised design of the Orca adopted
  2. Tyre clearance upped to 40c
  3. Simple yet clever hidden cable ICR stem system
  4. Full integration of the ebike’s wiring loom
  5. Integrated front and rear daytime running lights
  6. Digital e-system display now included
  7. MYO customisation on all models
  8. Road, flat bar or gravel build options
  9. Lightest model just 11.8kg (size large)
  10. Custom torque mapping provides more ‘bike’-like assistance