Gravel, mud, the cyclocross course, or a quick training ride on the pavement, the Orbea Terra M20i-D can handle it all. Orbea responded to the demand for gravel racing, all-road bikes by launching the all new Orbea Terra in 2017. Able to accommodate larger tires, give more frame and fork clearance, and offer a comfortable geometry, the Terra will carry you smoothly over the roughest surface conditions. The Orbea Terra M20i-D will be the busiest bike in your arsenal.
Aiding in the Orbea Terra’s versatility is its carefully designed geometry. It utilizes a longer wheel base for increased comfort, longer chainstays for a more compliant backend, a lower bottom bracket for more stability when descending, and a higher stack height with a shorter reach for more comfort and stability when riding over rough surfaces. This geometry is comfortable enough for all-day epics while still snappy enough for the cyclocross course.
Using a Monocoque Performance carbon frame and fork, this bike was specifically built for compliance and durability under rough road conditions, while still remaining lightweight and efficient for speed and acceleration. The frame and fork were designed with small, strategic sections responsible for absorbing vibrations. This special lay-up at the head tube, seat tube/top tube joint, above the rear dropouts and at the fork dropouts, was specifically designed to smooth out the roughness for the road for a more controlled ride that is easier on your muscles over time.
In addition to compliance, the specially designed small sections of the Orbea Terra also allow for greater tire clearance and thus more versatility. You can swap out tire sizes depending on your ride, with the Terra optimized for a 40mm gravel tire down to a 28c road tire. The Orbea Terra M20i-D features knobby Schwable G-One all around tires on fast rolling Fulcrum Racing 5 DB wheels. The wheels use a 12 x 100 and 12 x 142mm thru axle front and rear and the bike’s PF30 bottom bracket shell pairs with a powerful Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and shifting for immediate, precise shifts to help you carry and produce speed efficiently. Shimano hydraulic brakes help keep the bike’s handling sharp and precise with all cables and brake hoses routed inside the frame and fork to maintain clean lines. The Orbea Terra M20i-D uses FSA components for the handlebar, stem, and seatpost; chain security so you can ride without fear or your chain dropping and slowing you down; and for a final touch, the bike features full fender and rear rack mounts for when your rides turn extra epic.
The Orbea Terra M20i-D is available in five sizes, X-Small – X-Large. It is also available in five, stylish paint jobs: Green-Black (Gloss), Black (Satin-Gloss), Blue-Red (Gloss), Grey-Blue (Gloss), and Anthracite-Yellow (Satin).