ORBEA TERRA CARBON
Orbea Terra Carbon
Outstanding all-road/gravel performance bike
The Orbea Terra is a bike that blurs categories, because it’s just so good at all kinds of riding in all kinds of conditions: exploring routes whether off-road or on paved roads, gravel racing, ultra endurance road riding, cyclocross, adventure racing or commuting – it handles them all brilliantly.
The Terra is not primarily aimed at the ‘luggage hauling’ market – although it is more than capable of bike-packing, as our own staff have demonstrated – its primary function is to ride swiftly and smoothly over a wide range of surfaces.
Designed as a multi-terrain performance bike, the Terra may just become the most ridden bike in your stable, such is its versatility. It has a geometry that offers precise handling and all-day comfort over all surfaces, whether riding all-out or kicking back and enjoying the journey. Its frame angles deliver outstanding stability and control, whether hitting smoother tarmac roads, dirt tracks or rough back lanes. And it climbs and descends beautifully, taking sweeping bends or tight hairpins in its stride, and soaking up the impacts from roughest of surfaces.
We’ve ridden the Terra ourselves over conditions as varied as bike packing trips in the Pyrenees, long distance road tours, off road trail challenges like the Trans Cambrian Way, and evening spins and local day rides over truly mixed terrain. The Terra justifiably carries the tag of ‘staff favourite’!
Tube stiffness is built into the power transfer areas of the Terra’s frameset to deliver a highly responsive ride, while big tyre clearance and powerful hydraulic disc brakes extend its range well beyond fast road riding to agile and engaging dirt track adventures, or lighter off road riding – including cyclocross racing.
The Terra is also building an outstanding reputation for long distance adventure racing – its high performance ride and multi-terrain capability make it ideal for trans-continental races, where the in-built comfort and stable handing of the Terra are equally as important as sheer speed.
It’s safe to say that we love the Orbea Terra, as it’s just so good at pretty much everything. It’s fast, engaging, light weight, tough, super versatile, and handles superbly. And means that the question “where shall we go today?” just got a much wider range of answers. As Orbea would say, “just get out and explore”.
MyO CUSTOM COLOURS
Orbea’s MyO (MyOrbea) programme enables riders to personalize their bikes to an extent that is unique in the bike industry. All Terra Carbon models are available with a fully custom coloured frameset at no extra cost – painted and assembled entirely at Orbea’s headquarters in Mallabia, in the heart of the Basque Country. MyO coloured bikes usually take a little longer to arrive than a standard colour, for obvious reasons, but the result will be unique to you.
The on-line MyO custom design app is straightforward and slick, offering a massive number of the frame colour combinations, and is great fun to use. The MyO programme also offers a limited number of component options, but for individual tailoring or full bespoke builds please contact us here at Epic Cycles as we are able to offer virtually unlimited customisation options.