2019 Orbea Gain M20i Bike
If you have considered getting an e-bike, but really dread all that extra weight a motor and battery would add, then the Obea Gain Road Carbon e-bike will go a long ways towards lightening your load. This is the road e-bike that doesn’t look like an e-bike, and in fact, its level of motorized power will be just enough to get you up a hill faster, but you’ll still be breaking a sweat.
When Orbea came out with the aluminum version of the Gain, they turned a lot of heads with just how neatly they had integrated the motor and battery mechanisms into the frame without the obvious telltale signs that e-bikes usually reek of. No huge bottom bracket or down tube. It all fits neatly together with a minimum of fuss. And now that they have made the Gain with a carbon frame, they have shaved off even more weight from the bike. So whereas, most e-bikes will knock over the scales at 20 kilos or more, the Gain Carbon, depending on the size and build, is a much more workable 11kg. That becomes very important for those parts of a ride where you are probably going to be out-pacing the motor – which cuts out at 25km/h or around 15.5 miles per hour. But since Orbea has kept the weight so low, and developed their PAS Sensor, which uses 20 magnets embedded in the cassette lockring to detect much power to put out or to disengage completely, you won’t have to worry about motor drag when you are upping the pace.
Using the motor developed by ebikemotion as the X35 the rear hub means that you can do 100km of riding or 1500m of climbing at 25km/h without looking like you are on an obvious or inelegant e-bike. The iWoc system allows you to control the level of motorized assistance you get from the Mode button on the top tube, starting with none, moving into Eco, and then Boost. It means that you will be able to get a great workout, but perhaps extend the distances you would normally have time to ride, or speed up the climbs you do. The geometry reflects this expectation of wanting to increase your time in the saddle, and sticks with a pretty relaxed, endurance oriented reach and stack. But it will still be able to withstand any out of the saddle attacks, and with the hydraulic disc brakes, be able to keep you in complete control for those fast descents you can anticipate. And 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.
Fully integrated cables will keep the look slick and clean while oodles of tire clearance will make this an excellent long distance companion. Since Mavic have partnered with Orbea to outfit the Gain Carbon’s wheels, you can count on the dependability and performance that the UST system from Mavic will ensure.
A lightweight road e-bike like the Orbea Gain Carbon could change your whole outlook on the limits of your routes. You can cycle further and be faster than ever, and enjoy the journey while you’re at it.
Features: Orbea Gain M20i 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: Shimano R8070 Hydraulic Disc
Shifters: Shimano ST-8070
Crank: Shimano Ultegra R8000 34x50T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-32t 11-Speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 GS
Chain: KMC e11 Turbo Silver
Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST
Tires: Mavic Yksion Pro 700x28 UST
Handlebar: FSA Energy Compact
Handlebar Tape: Black Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof Bar Tape
Stem: FSA Energy
Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB25 31.6x350mm Di2 compatible
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, Orange Yellow, Blue White