2019 Orbea Gain M21 Bike
If you are a pure roadie who really wants to expand your experiences to gravel, one of the drawbacks is that gravel bikes can often be a touch heavier than you’re used to. Then add in the fact that riding on gravel can be slower and a bit of a chore, and you might be tempted to grab out your light racer instead. But with the Orbea Gain All Road Carbon gravel oriented e-bike, you can keep that lightweight feel to your ride while adding the extra oomph that will make longer distances on gravel feel a lot more palatable.
By taking the designs that set the aluminum Gain apart, and then adding the lightweight, responsiveness that carbon will offer, the Gain All Road Carbon will combine the best road e-bike performance with the ability to take it off the tarmac and onto the trails. Since this is the All Road, it gets a slightly different spec from the road versions, with a 1X SRAM Force groupset and Mavic Askium UST wheels with Mavic Gravel 40mm tires. This is a consciously hardcore gravel set up that is meant to get you up and over those steeper gravel obstacles. The 11-36 cassette paired with the extra oomph the X35 the rear hub motor from ebikemotion will see to that.
The motor cuts out at 25km/h or around 15.5 miles per hour, which means that when you are pushing the pace, you will be doing all the work on your own, but when you need a little nudge up a climb, or just want to get a little help on a long ride, you can use the iWoc button on the top tube to control the amount of assistance you want to have: starting with none, moving into Eco, and then Boost. This iWoc system pairs with an app where you can customize just what amount of push you want from each setting.
When you are above the 25km/h limit, or have the motor turned off, you won’t feel any drag from the hub motor because the PAS Sensor uses 20 magnets embedded in the cassette lockring to detect how much power to put out or to disengage completely. That means the motor won’t drag when you are upping the pace. And the X35 hub will put out enough power to go 100km or 1500m of climbing at 25km/h. If you do like your rides to stretch for hours, an extra battery is available to help stave off any range anxiety you might have. The geometry has also been given a slightly more relaxed feel than the Orbea Avant, but will still be ready for you to get down in the drops to get a little aero. They have balanced the geometry so that it will feel good and stable when descending, which is doubly important if you are on loose gravel.
The Orbea Gain All Road Carbon gravel oriented e-bike will be an amazing way to get out further on tougher terrains than your work and family life probably currently allows. It is available in five sizes from XS to XL and comes in two colors.
Features: Orbea Gain M21 All Road Bike
Frame: Orbea Gain carbon
Fork: Gain carbon flat mount
Headset: FSA 1-1/8 - 1-1/2" Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings
Brakes: SRAM Force Hydraulic
Shifters: SRAM Force
Crank: SRAM Force 1
Front Derailleur: N/A
Cassette: SRAM Force PG-1170 11-36t 11-Speed
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1
Chain: KMC e11 Turbo Silver
Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST
Tires: Mavic Gravel 700x40 UST
Handlebar: FSA Energy Compact
Handlebar Tape: Black Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof Bar Tape
Stem: FSA Energy
Seatpost: Orbea OC-III Carbon 31.6x350mm
Saddle: Prologo Kappa Space STN size 147mm
Motor: Ebikemotion X35
Battery: Ebikemotion 36V/6.9A
Charger: Ebikemotion X35
Remote: Ebikemotion iWoc ONE
Sizes: 47cm XS | 51cm SM | 54cm MD | 55.5cm LG | 57cm XL |
Colors: Black Gray, Bright Red Blue