ORRO Terra C Ekar Ride Review

ORRO Terra C Ekar Ride Review

Road.cc award the ORRO Terra C Ekar 4 stars in their ride review. Catch up on the highlights here.

In developing the Terra C geometry ORRO set out to combine capable, confindence inspiring off-road handling with a light and fast road manner. This balance is what the majority of gravel bike riders are after; a great ride experience for the B road, bridleway, and technical descent.

Road.cc - At 8.75kg it feels nippy – flickable, if you like – and turning off the big gravel routes onto twisty singletrack through the woods or other technical sections, you can really have a blast. A lot of that is down to the geometry. This medium size model has a 71-degree head angle, which when paired with the 1,031mm wheelbase gives the Orro a confident stance on the trail.

Terra C is a light and fast gravel bike with Innegra fibre impact protection strategically layered into the carbon fibre frame to ensure durability. Light duty rack mounts and 3 bottle cage bosses complete the adventure check list.

Road.cc - 'To give further protection to the Terra C's frame, Orro has incorporated Innegra, which is a high modulus polypropylene fibre that can be blended with the carbon fibres to offer high levels of impact resistance. It's used in areas like the bottom of the down tube.'

Deda Gravel 100 handlebars offer 12° of flare to allow space in the drops for a handlebar bag. For improved grip and puncture protection Fulcrums Rapid Red wheelset, shod with Vredestein Aventura tyres, is easily converted to tubeless.

Road.cc - 'Orro has gone for a Deda front end, with a Zero 1 stem and the impressive Gravel100 flared handlebar. I love the shape of this bar, and it is a quality piece of kit too.' 

Campagnolo designed Ekar after extensive ride research and development. Use of carbon fibre and titanium brings the total weight under 2.4kg - this is the lightest groupset in the gravel category, and also the first to feature 13 speeds.

Terra Ekar Drivetrain

Road.cc - 'This is my first-time riding Campagnolo's Ekar groupset and I like it.. ..the higher end of the cassette has close grouping, which I found great for high-speed sections, and while the lower gears do have some pretty big jumps, as you are using them for climbing it's not as noticeable.'

Road.cc - 'I'm a big fan of the Terra C and I feel that the Ekar groupset brings that extra bit of speed that complements it, especially if you want to press it into commuting duties or use it as a multi-surface touring machine.' 

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