Orbea Release The ‘Gain’ Road eBike

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it’s causing outrage to the cycling community, but good lord it’s pretty!

The News

Just after Eurobike, Orbea took to Instagram to unveil the ‘Gain’ electric road bike. The Spanish company finally took the plunge, and will release three sub-models; eAllRoad, eRoad, and eUrban.

The ‘Gain‘ is not the first road eBike the world has seen, however this does not discredit the revolutionary design. At a quick glance, it looks like regular road bike, however look a little closer, and it still looks like the usual road bike! The ‘Gain’ takes stealth to another level with a minimal approach to the design.

Breaking away from the conventional set ups that high end manufacturers follow, Orbea have opted for a hub drive motor. The 250W  motor supplied by E-Bike Motion’s X35 line can be found at the rear and categorises the bike as a street legal electric bike. It’s claimed that the motor can provide a peak 40Nm of torque which is the average number for hub drives in the 250W class.

The in house designers did not want to overpower the bike, and provide a true pedal assisting bike, hence the modest motor. This combined with the 250Wh battery from Panasonic help the eRoadies to achieve a weight around 13 kg.



 

The Specs

eAllRoad

Designed for all roads and cyclocross style riding. 

Specifications:
FRAME Hydroformed Triple Butted Alloy – XS to XL (46cm to 61cm)
DRIVETRAIN SRAM Force 1 Hydro (D15), Rival 1 Hydro (D20)
CHAINRING & CASSETTE 40T Ring & 11-36 Cassette
BOTTOM BRACKET
68mm BSA Threaded 
TYRES
40mm Kenda Flintridge
WHEELS Orbea Airline Corsa Disc 19mm
BRAKES
Disc Brakes
MOTOR
250W E-Bike Motion X35 Front Hub Motor
BATTERY
250Wh Panasonic

eRoad

Designed for road riding.

Specifications:
FRAME Hydroformed Triple Butted Alloy – XS to XL (46cm to 61cm)
DRIVETRAIN 6800 Ultegra 2×10 (D10), Tiagra 2×10 (D30), Claris 2×8 (D40)
CASSETTE 11-32 Cassette
BOTTOM BRACKET 
68mm BSA Threaded 
TYRES
25mm Kenda Kriterium
WHEELS Orbea Airline Corsa Disc 19mm
BRAKES
Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes (D10 & D30), Mechanical Disc Brakes (D40)
MOTOR 250W E-Bike Motion X35 Front Hub Motor
BATTERY 
250Wh Panasonic

eUrban

Designed for commuters, with commuter friendly accessories and features. 

Specifications:
FRAME Hydroformed Triple Butted Alloy – XS to XL (46cm to 61cm)
DRIVETRAIN Shimano Deore 1×10 (F10), 105 2×10 (F20), Claris 2×8 (F30), Altus 1×9 (F40)
BOTTOM BRACKET 
68mm BSA Threaded 
TYRES 
38mm Kenda Urban
WHEELS Orbea Airline Corsa Disc 19mm
BRAKES 
Shimano M315 (F10, F20 & F40), Mechanical Disc Brakes (F30)
MOTOR 250W E-Bike Motion X35 Front Hub Motor
BATTERY 
250Wh Panasonic



The Release

There is no word on release for the US or Australia, however Orbea did claim that it will expand in the future. Pricing has been converted from Euros and will be between $2,900AUD to $3,100AUD. Check the video out for more details and see it in action!



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