Orbea Terra 2017 Gravel/CX Bike

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by launchoverittt

ToffieBoi wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:52 am
On the road, I really enjoy the bike. It is not a road bike of course but with 27mm road tires it gives everything you need. I got many PR's and top 10's on Strava with this bike, I have no complaints.
On gravel, bike is fun! Has a really stable geometry, perfect on slow speeds but still fast enough on corners. But since that is my first gravel bike, I can't compare it with anything so for that, I recommend you Gravel Cyclist website. Jayson there took his Terra to the Dirty Kanza this year and I guess his review about the bike will be the most accurate one.
ToffieBoi, can I ask how you're liking your Terra these days? Do you think it'd work decently well as an endurance road bike?

My Situation:
- I'm looking to upgrade from a late-90's Cannondale CAAD3
- My LBS sells Orbea
- I mostly do longer road rides, but I'd like the option for bigger tires (like 32+) for occasional gravel rides (so the Avant isn't an option)

Based on your experience do you think this could be a good fit? I don't need the peak of endurance performance by any means, just want to make sure it'd be fairly comfortable for long road rides and that there aren't any pitfalls I'm not anticipating.


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