During the month of October, we continued to present our new range throughout Europe: at Festival Bike, the most important trade fair in Portugal; at the “Sant Andreu Festival Solo Bici by Shimano,” considered one of the best cycling test events in Spain; and in Italy, through the Bike Shop Tests: a popular national event in which nearly 600 people have already been able to try out our bicycles during the first four days. The Bike Shop Tests will continue in November in Rome and Sicily.
In the meantime, the analysis, reactions, test results and comparisons continue to roll in from the specialized media, focusing on some of our new models.
Rallon, the great success of 2018
Rallon continues to fill the pages of magazines and media websites, and so far the reviews have been very positive. The online magazine MTB-Mag summed up this unanimous opinion, dubbing it “one of the most successful 2018 models” in terms of appearance. As far as performance goes, tester Marco Toniolo points out that “it goes very well uphill and down, offering great security, thanks to its 29” wheels, combined with noticeable agility.”
Bikeradar has chosen our Occam TR H10 model for testing presenting it with a score of 4 out of 5 stars, Tom Marvin, technical editor of Bike Radar in the UK, highlights its versatility and efficiency: “The chassis is stiff and responsive, with a suspension kinematic that's efficient. With top quality Fox dampers front and back, though, when you're returning to the bottom of the hill, you're in safe hands”, he concludes.
Terra: “Absolutely Perfect”
In other news for 2018, our gravel-all road bike Terra is also earning very good reviews on specialized websites like Gravel Cyclist, one of the top websites in the United States dedicated exclusively to this specialty.
Its founder, Jayson O.M., tested the Terra under different conditions and in races as demanding as the Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Race, the first gravel race in the United States: “The Orbea Terra was absolutely perfect: the ride was extremely comfortable and forgiving but at the same time offering excellent performance characteristics. The frame and fork tracks superbly, even in tricky and loose conditions”.
Gain, the e-Road bike that doesn't seem like one.
Gain, our electric road bike, is one of the models that has received the most praise in the last few weeks. Over the next few weeks, we will send out an exclusive press summary with the scores the Gain has earned from inside and outside the specialized cycling press.
Here’s a sneak peek: Hannah Troop, from the German online magazine Gran Fondo, talks about how light the Gain is and its totally integrated design, which she describes as “super slick.” The interface iWoc ONE also claims it is one “which has a super clean look “and is “nicely integrated into the top tube which keeps the handlebars clutter free for other technology”.
The good reception of our e-bike range has spread around the world. From Australia, Treadlie Magazine has, thanks to its maneuverability and ease of storage of the Katu: “It is a compact, small-wheeled urban run-about that’s as practical as it is fun to ride (…) the full-sized frame is adjustable to suit most riders”.
Sign up for the Orbea Instagram Challenge!
Beyond our satisfaction for the great reception the 2018 range is receiving, this month we are celebrating and thanking our customers for their support on Instagram profile, which we are nearly to 100,000 cycling fans. For this reason, we have launched the Orbea Instagram Challenge, a creative challenge in which we ask our fans to design the bicycle of their dreams, using our MyO customization tool.
This dream will come true for one of them when we find out the winner of this context on January 31! Media outlets like Velonews in the United States and Mtbcult in Italy have already echoed this challenge and have surely taken part…
Maghalie Rochette, on the cover of Canadian Cycling Magazine
We don’t want to end this press summary without congratulating Maghalie Rochette, rider on the Clif Pro Team, who this month graces the cover of one of the most important cycling magazines in Canada. In the October-November issue of Canadian Cycling Magazine, Maghalie is featured in an 8-page report in which she is presented as a rider who is “on track to becoming a multi-discipline biking superstar”.
And we end by recommending one of the latest videos by the Global Cycling Network, which is very appropriate for this time of the year: 5 tips for breaking and taking curves on wet roads correctly on your road bike.
More next month!