Orro Bikes | Buyer’s Guide | Cycling Weekly

Orro Bikes | Buyer’s Guide | Cycling Weekly


British Brand Orro Bikes only launched in
2014 but has quickly developed a reputation as a manufacturer of quality, high performance
bicycles made in Britain. Orro is based close the climb of Ditchling
Beacon and the Sussex Downs. And it cites these beautiful surroundings as an
inspiration and a perfect testing ground for its bikes. Orro offers a compressive and varied range
of bikes. So which Orro is right for you? To help you answer this question, here is
our guide to the 2017 range. First up is the Orro Pyro. If you are looking for a carbon sportive bike
that won’t put a huge dent in your wallet, the Pyro is the one to look at. The frameset features a relaxed geometry that
is ideal for epic adventures and long days in the saddle. Available in both disc and rim brake versions,
the pyro is versatile with clearance for 25mm tyres. Starting at a very competitive £1399, the
Pyro comes with a full Shimano 105 groupset and Fulcrum racing sport wheels. A trend throughout Orro’s range is the speccing
of quality components, with no stocking filler, corner cutting bits fitted. The Pyro is no exception. Another thing that really sets the Pyro apart from the competition is the quality of the finish. The iridescent black paint with red flecks
looks superb when it catches the light. If you are after the ultimate performance and
your budget stretches beyond the Pyro, then you may want to consider the Gold STC, which
is the brand’s flagship model. The geometry is very similar to the Pyro,
but the frame is constructed from higher spec carbon, making it lighter and stiffer. Orro has worked with British carbon composite
company Sigmatex to exclusively utilize some of the most cutting edge carbon fibre currently available. STC stands for Speread Tow Carbon, which is
laid up in a checquer board pattern that according to Orro requires less resin, thus saving weight. STC is incorperated into key areas of the
frame. The Gold is available in rim and disc brake
versions and if you opt for the signature model you can specify your bike to be hand painted by Orro. All the bikes are finished with high quality
components from the likes of Fulcrum, 3T and Prologo. The Gold STC frameset starts from £1499. If you are looking for a frame with more aggressive
geometry, that allows you sit longer and lower on the bike then the Orro Aira is the model
to consider. With a short 993mm wheelbase, 73 degree headtube
angle and low stack. The carbon layup is less sophisticated than
the Gold, making the Aira a more affordable proposition too. Once again, value is impressive with the Aira
available for £1900 with a complete Shimano Ultegra groupset. Out on the road the Aira is great fun to ride
and thanks in part to the geometry, is well suited to carving through corners and taking
on technical descents. You also get Orros impressive full carbon
Superlight II fork, a Prologo Kappa saddle and 3T finishing kit. Are you looking for a bike that offers greater
versatility than a standard road bike? The Terra is Orro’s Gravel bike, which is
designed to be equally at home on tarmac, as well as gravel paths and bridal ways. With significantly more clearance the Terra
can accommodate wider tyres making it ideal for adventures and commutes where you may
want to take the shortcut along the towpath; hammer the bridleways instead of the tarmac. Geometry is relaxed for a more upright riding
position, while the bottom bracket is lower for improved cornering confidence. The Terra is available in carbon fibre and
aluminium versions, the Terra C and Terra Gravel Road SE. A range of models are available, with the
The Aluminium Gravel Road SE is available for £1500 and the Carbon Terra C available
for £1800 with Shimano 105 and for £1400 as a frameset only option. We don’t have it here, but it’s worth
pointing out that Orro also offers the female specific carbon fiber Yara model. To meet the different geometry needs of women,
the Yara features a shorterned toptube and lengthened headtube. The bottom bracket has also been tuned for weight distribution more suited to females in order to provide greater handling and control. The Yara is available for £1400 and comes equipped with the excellent Shimano 105, mechanical disc brakes and Fulcrum racing sport disc
wheels. So there you have it, quality bikes, with
cutting edge design and superb finishes. We are a big fan of what Orro is doing and
whatever your road cycling demands, Orro has you covered. For more information and to see the full range you can head over to orrobikes.com.