Orro releases new Terra C gravel bike with UK geometry

Full carbon gravel bike with protection where it counts

Only a few years old, Sussex-based Orro is expanding its line-up of bikes again with the new Terra C gravel bike. Orro’s bikes are designed in the UK as well as finished and assembled in Britain. 

With the Ditchling Beacon testing grounds close by, Orro has given the Terra C a brand new geometry, along with a special carbon layup involving Innegra carbon at the damage-prone areas of the bottom bracket and insides of the fork legs and chainstays, for claimed impact protection and vibration damping. 

The Orro Terra C in Orange
The Orro Terra C in Orange

Orro Terra C features

  • Carbon frame
  • UK-inspired gravel geometry
  • Innegra impact protection
  • 42mm tyre clearance
  • Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Full mudguard and rear rack mounts

New geometry

The new geometry is said to be based off of specific testing around the South Downs. To maximise the riding there, the Terra C uses a 71-degree head angle and a stability enhancing 72mm bottom bracket drop throughout all sizes. The fork rake sits at 50mm to add a bit of quickness back to the ride.

Interestingly, each frame size has a specific chainstay length. Orro says this is to limit heel rub and have equal weight distribution across all of the sizes.

With the updated geometry, Orro states the Terra C will remove the distinction between road and trail.

Innegra impact protection is woven into the carbon at critical places
Innegra impact protection is woven into the carbon at critical places

Orro Terra C pricing

Three complete bikes will be available. 

The base level kit is a Shimano 105 5800 build for £1,799.99. There will also be an ‘adventure’ build, with a sub-compact chainset and flared handlebars, paired with Hutchinson’s Overide tyres. Pricing is TBD.

The frame-only option retails for £1,399.99.

Russell Eich

Tech Writer, US
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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