Orro have announced the release of their new full carbon gravel bike, the Terra C. Following on from their alloy Terra Gravel, the Terra C has a brand new geometry, and features a special carbon layup involving InnegraTM carbon, made by Runcorn based Sigmatex.
Orro have this to say about their new model:
“Working with composites specialists Sigmatex, we pinpointed the need for frame protection to cater for the kind of riding the Terra C would be subjected to, and as an industry first, Sigmatex InnegraTM fabrics have been used in manufacture of the frame. Sigmatex InnegraTM is a tough, flexible fibre with great endurance. Its properties make it naturally good at vibration damping and give it great impact resistance. The Terra C has selective InnegraTM shielding in critical areas of the bike, namely under the BB and inside the chainstays and fork blades to ward off rock strikes and other impacts. In the event of impact, InnegraTM minimises chance of failure.
Using the South Downs as our testing ground, we developed a new geometry that delivers an inspiring ride for the terrain that many of us have on our doorsteps. There is a 72mm bottom bracket drop and 71 degree head angle across all sizes for confident handling, which we combined with a 50mm fork rake to maintain steering responsiveness. We also incorporated frame-size-specific chainstay lengths to minimise heel rub and balance the weight distribution of larger riders. At Orro we believe that gravel bikes must be fast on the road and Terra C delivers; the Terra C has the speed of a road bike across a multitude of surfaces, from country lanes, to bridleways and light singletrack, with exceptional traction and stability across rougher terrain.”
The frame will take up to 42mm tyres, and has provisions for mounting full length mudguards and a rear rack. Spec wise, Orro offer the bike in three road builds starting with a Shimano 105 5800 build from £1,799.99 and an ‘adventure’ build, featuring a sub-compact chainset and flared bars, paired with Hutchinson’s Overide tyres. Or for those who want to custom build their bike, it will also be offered as a frame only option for £1,399.999, and it will be electronic groupset compatible, with a removable front derailleur mount for a clean look with 1x builds.