2019 Orbea Terra H
The Orbea Terra H will be the perfect gravel/cross bike for the budget-minded cyclist. Lightweight and durable, with snappy handling that will carry you through your forest adventures as well as keep you on top of the competition in a cross race, the Terra Hydro has what it takes to fulfill all your gravel needs.
The Terra offers a versatility that will make it useful in all sorts of riding situations. The hydroformed aluminum frame will be lightweight since hydroforming effectively cuts out any excess materials when butting the tubes. That means that the ride quality can be perfectly monitored by manipulating the thickness of the tubes to accommodate the forces each area will need to withstand. It means that a modern aluminum frame can offer the stiffness for rapid accelerations while offering the vertical compliance that will be essential for comfortable rides over rough and gravel roads. The tubes have been shaped to keep the head tube, down tube, and chainstays super resistant to torsional pressures while the seat stays and top tube work to dampen the rough road chatter.
The geometry has been tweaked to give you a slightly more upright position than you would normally take on a road bike, but it will still work well for those cross races you’ll start thinking about once late summer, early autumn rolls around. Orbea has been careful to consider the geometry across all sizes so the smaller frames will have the same sharp handling that the medium and larger frames offer. The Terra Hydro finds that balance that will allow it to be used in lots of different situations. After all, even if you do race cross, that is a relatively short season.
But the Terra H can prove useful for everything from cross racing to winter training to work week commuting. Tire clearance is great of course, with the disc brakes and frame/fork design allowing for up to 40mm wide tires. Eyelets for mud guard attachment makes it a perfect winter training or commuting bike since even the most open-minded employer wouldn’t like to see spray up and down your backside in the morning meeting. And since this is such a well-priced cross bike, it can even act as your luxury pit bike for those seriously muddy races where having two bikes to rotate through really makes a difference.
The perfect bike for anyone who wants to explore those quieter gravel trails or keen to get into shape for cross racing season, the Orbea Terra Hydro aluminum gravel and cross bike will be a great addition to your bicycle collection. Available in six sizes, the Terra H will quickly work its way into your ride rotation and expand your options in the meantime.
Fork: Orbea Terra carbon disc
Rear Stay: Alloy
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Headset Included: Yes, FSA integrated aluminum cup ACB bearings
Bottom Bracket Type: PF30
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electronic
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Clearance: 40mm
Brake Type: Disc, flat mount
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 45.5cm XXS | 48.5cm XS | 51.5cm SM | 54.5cm MD | 57.5cm LG | 60.5cm XL |
Colors: Green, Black, Blue Red