British brand Orro has developed a large range of bikes over the past few years and we headed down to its Sussex headquarters to check out the 2019 highlights.
Orro designs its own bikes here in the UK and owns its own moulds; these aren't generic open mould designs with Orro logos added.
The range includes the Gold STC road bike, STC standing for 'spread tow carbon'. The spread tow carbon technology comes from Sigmatex, a Runcorn-based carbon composite specialist whose materials are used in many other industries such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. Orro uses the spread tow carbon to reduce frameset weight and increase stiffness.
The Venturi aero road bike (main pic, top of page) uses spread tow carbon too. This bike is disc brake-specific and optimised for 28mm tyres.
Orro has brought in more materials technology from Sigmatex to improve the performance of its Terra C road/gravel bike. This time it includes Innegra in the layup, a high modulus polypropylene fibre that improves the level of impact resistance, providing protection from any stones or gravel that get flicked up from the road surface.
Go to www.orrobikes.com for more info on the range.
Orro's 2019 range
|Model||Bike type||Frame material||Groupset||Brakes||Price|
|Signature Gold STC Disc Ultegra Di2||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra Di2||Disc||£4,699.99|
|Gold STC Disc Ultegra Di2||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra Di2||Disc||£3,299.99|
|Gold STC Ultegra Di2||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra Di2||Rim||£2,799.99|
|Gold STC Disc Ultegra||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra||Disc||£2,499.99|
|Gold STC Disc 105 Hydro||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£2,099.99|
|Gold STC Ultegra||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra||Rim||£1,999.99|
|Gold STC Disc Frameset||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Disc||£1,499.99|
|Gold STC Frameset||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Rim||£1,499.99|
|Venturi Ultegra Di2||Aero||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra Di2||Disc||£3,299.99|
|Venturi Ultegra||Aero||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra||Disc||£2,599.99|
|Terra C Ultegra||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra||Disc||£2,499.99|
|Terra C 105 Hydro||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£2,099.99|
|Terra C Adventure||Gravel/Adventure||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£2,099.99|
|Terra C 105 TRP||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,799.99|
|Terra C Frameset||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Disc||£1,399.99|
|Terra Gravel 105 Hydro||Gravel/Adventure||Aluminium||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,499.99|
|Terra Gravel 105 TRP||Gravel/Adventure||Aluminium||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,249.99|
|Terra Flat Bar||Urban||Aluminium||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,199.99|
|Terra Via Tiagra||Endurance||Aluminium||Shimano Tiagra||Rim||£899.99|
|Aira Ultegra||Road||Carbon-fibre||Shimano Ultegra||Rim||£1,899.99|
|Aira 105/FSA||Road||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105/FSA Omega||Rim||£1,299.99|
|Pyro Disc 105 Hydro||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,799.99|
|Pyro Disc 105||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,499.99|
|Pyro 105||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Rim||£1,499.99|
|Pyro 105/FSA||Endurance||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105/FSA Omega||Rim||£1,099.99|
|Yara Ladies||Road||Carbon-fibre||Shimano 105||Disc||£1,399.99|
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