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Orbea doubles down on gravel with affordable, bike packing capable, Terra Hydro

Orbea doubles down on gravel with affordable, bike packing capable, Terra Hydro

Orbea extended its Terra gravel line , showing off a new, more affordable alloy option; the Terra Hydro. Orbea launched the latest version of the…

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Orbea extended its Terra gravel line , showing off a new, more affordable alloy option; the Terra Hydro. Orbea launched the latest version of the Terra in November 2021. Leaning more to the gravel race side and less to cyclocross . The nice thing about alloy is that it can include additional rack and fender mounts for gear-hauling and off-road adventures for the new Terra Hydro. The Terra hydro takes much inspiration from the carbon fiber Terra with nearly the same geometry, fork, and ample tire clearance. Material change, a similar vision

The new aluminum Terra models are made from Orbea’s hydroformed aluminum. In the quest for a light frame that offers resistance to unwanted torsional flex, Orbea engineers determine the shape and thickness of the aluminum tubes for each size frame. Many of the tubes are butted to save weight, making them lighter in the mid-section, away from the stress of joints and welds. For the fork, it’s the same OMR monocoque carbon fork on the Terra carbon models. The fork was updated to perform better in gravel, along with the frame for the November launch of the new Terra. Orbea feels that the new OMR fork offers the best tire clearance (50mm) and torsional stiffness for gravel disciplines. Orbea Terra Hydro Geometry

The Orbea Terra has changed from cyclocross to sorta-gravel to full-on gravel. The Terra Hydro takes handling and geometry from the carbon version, keeping the ride focused on comfort and handling. As for the carbon […]

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