Unboxing The NEW Orbea Terra All Road Bike

Unboxing The NEW Orbea Terra All Road Bike


– Do you ever wonder what amazing cycling goodness that
we’re gonna unbox next? Well, I bet that you
wouldn’t have guessed this. An entire bike. (applause) A bike so fresh it has
only just been released. It’s the Orbea Terra, an all-road, gravel, cyclocross, do it all machine. (staples snap) Woah. (makes wooshing sounds) (soft music) Woah. Now before we get
up close and personal with the Terra, I’m gonna remind you of GCN Unboxing’s ace card. This bike, or one in your
size and not Dan Lloyd’s, is up for grabs. That’s
right, one lucky viewer can ride in a brand new Orbea Terra. I’m gonna tell you how you can enter the competition at the end, but for now, what is this all about? Well, this is something
of a quiver killer. Now Orbea don’t call it that, they call it an all-road bike, meaning that it’s at home on tarmac, narmac, gravel, and also full cyclocross. How does it do all that, though? Well, one of the key
points is the geometry. So it has a longer wheelbase, like that, which means
that the bike is much more stable on difficult terrain. It’s also got longer chainstays and longer fork blades, so you get more tyre clearance. You can actually fit 40c wide tyres on there, but then the longer chainstays and
the longer fork blades also mean that you get a
little bit more compliance, so a bit more comfort, and then, like the wheelbase, you
also get more stability. Then you have a lower bottom bracket, which means that the bike
really carve turns at speed, and also imbue you with
a nice bit of confidence. And then, the position
is a little bit shorter and a little bit higher
than on a road bike, meaning that you’re a
little bit more comfortable, and you have a bit more control. However, take one look
at the chumpy chart, and the numbers will quickly show you that this is no sit up and back bike. There is nothing to stop you getting nice and aggressive and
fast, should you wish. So that’s the DNA of the bike. How else have they made it an all-road? Well, come a little bit closer, and I can point out that
Orbea, very thoughtfully, provided mud guard bosses on there, and we know, from our
own carefully conducted scientific research here at GCN, that having mud guards or fenders can actually prevent up to 195 millilitres of water from hitting your bum or legs per puddle of doom. In addition to mud guard bosses, you could also put a rack on there. Turning the bike into
something of a packhorse and fit for adventure. I will admit that packhorse, whilst a romantic image, isn’t necessarily a sexy
one. So if you want sexy, then I’m gonna tell you that the frame weighs just 1190 grammes,
and bearing in mind that this is a do-it-all bike, and it’s also got a lifetime warranty, like all other Orbeas, in fact, and that, suddenly, is looking
really quite impressive. So how have they done it?
Well that is a good question. It’s made out of carbon fibre. Orbea call it their monocoque
performance level, or OMP, and is copmrised of 150 pieces of individually cut, pre-preg carbon fibre, they then laid up to make each frame. Now that allows them to
tailor really complex shapes, so that there is, for minimal overlap of pieces of carbon fibre,
and therefore minimal excess. It also allows them to design a really complex frame shape for all the different characteristics that you want. So it can have a really stiff core for power transfer, but yet really compliant seat stays for comfort. And being freshly designed, it is, very much, a modern bike, so you’ve got flat-mount disc brakes,
12 mil through axles, and internal cable routing. Given that a complete
bike is up for grabs, I expect you probably want to know what wheels and groupset that you’re gonna be riding around
on, and I don’t blame you. Over the whole Terra range, there’s a mix of Sram and Shimano equipped bikes, with either one-by or two-by respectively. And as you can see from
this one, it is a two-by. You’ve got Shimano mechanical
Ultegra groups on there. You’ve got an FSA super-compact chainset, so that’s got 48/32 tooth
chainlinks on there. You’ve got Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. You’ve got Mavik Aksium
wheels, shared with, as I mentioned earlier,
those really plump, 40c wide Schwalbe G1 tyres. As you can see, that is a very cool bike. A cool bike, and a bike
designed for riding, and I think for having
fun. The best bit, though, is that you might be able to
get your hands on it for free. How are you gonna do
it? Well, as per usual, in the description below
this video, there’s a link. Click on that, and it’s gonna take you through to the competition
app, where hopefully, you answer the question right, and then you actually get picked to win this bike. Right, then. Better get that packed up. Hmm, something else in there. I can’t… I’m not sure I’m gonna
reach that actually. Hang on a minute. I’m going in. I’m going in. Ah! There’s like a box of stuff. – [Other man] Hey, what’s going on? – Right, in the meantime, while I still try and work this out, do
make sure you subscribe GCN. It’s completely free.
Just click on the globe, and then if… – [Other man] What’s going on? – If you want more content, then I highly recommend watching “Gravel bike vs Road bike: What can a gravel bike do that a road bike can’t?” – [Other man] Seriously,
what do I do about… – Okay, or to see… I
wrote a new video about “Which is the best type
of bike for city riding?” click just up there. – [Other man] Seriously,
what are you doing? I can’t get out. – This is really weird. – [Woman] Can you get out? – No.