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.
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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
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.
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.