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Orbea launches Terra Hydro aluminium gravel bike

Orbea launches Terra Hydro aluminium gravel bike

Orbea has released the Terra Hydro, an aluminium version of its carbon fibre Terra gravel bike launched in November 2021. When it launched the carbon…

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Orbea has released the Terra Hydro, an aluminium version of its carbon fibre Terra gravel bike launched in November 2021.

When it launched the carbon fibre Orbea Terra , Orbea said an aluminium version of the bike would be available in the near future and, well, here it is.

This release confirms the two gravel bikes have much in common, with near-identical geometry, compatibility with different wheel sizes and an emphasis on versatility.

But unlike the carbon Terra, the Terra Hydro has additional mounts for a rack, which Orbea says makes it suitable for longer adventures.

The Terra Hydro comes in three different builds, with either 1×11, 2×11 or 2×10 drivetrains.

Prices range from £1,999 / $2,499 / €1,999 to £2,299 / $2,799 / €2,299. All three models are available in six sizes and three different colours. Switching carbon for aluminium

The Terra Hydro is said to achieve the same comfort and control as its carbon equivalent with its hydroformed frame and tube selection.Orbea says that during the design process its engineers selected the shape and thickness of the Terra Hydro’s aluminium tubes to increase strength and minimise torsional flex.To save weight, Orbea says many of the tubes are butted, making them lighter in the mid-section.The Terra Hydro and carbon fibre Terra share the same monocoque carbon fibre fork, which Orbea says delivers comfort, 50mm tyre clearance for 700c gravel wheels and torsional stiffness. Despite differences in material, the two frames are similar when it comes to geometry, with Orbea saying both frames focus […]

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