When your ride will take you over rougher surfaces than pavement, the Orbea Terra M21-D is the bike to take. New for 2017, Orbea has responded with the Orbea M21-D to the growing popularity of gravel racing and the demands of riders seeking an all-road bike option for riding. 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. Gravel, road, CX, or commuting, the Orbea Terra can do it all.
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 M21-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 SRAM Force drivetrain to create efficient power for snappy speed. SRAM Force 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 M21-D uses FSA components for the handlebar, stem, and seatpost; chain security so you can ride without fear of your chain dropping; and for a final touch, the bike features full fender and rear rack mounts for when your rides get extra adventurous.
The Orbea Terra M21-D is available in five sizes, X-Small – X-Large. It is also available in five, eye-catching colorways: Green-Black (Gloss), Black (Satin-Gloss), Blue-Red (Gloss), Grey-Blue (Gloss), and Anthracite-Yellow (Satin).