Orro Rider details his custom build for his Terra TI

Orro Bikes are built for you 

At Orro, we make it our mission to create bikes for all riders, ranging from elite athletes to club riders and weekend warriors. We are passionate about bringing powerful and comfortable cycling to everyone, and part of this mission is creating bikes that can be adapted and molded to your riding style. Many of our Orro Riders give us detailed and exciting feedback on how they have tuned their bikes to best suit them, and below is a brilliant example of just this. 

Custom Terra TI build

Firstly, the bike was built for me and the constraints that imposes. I am nearly 70 years old, so the motor is wearing, the body isn’t as supple as it was, I was a distance/mountain runner until needing a heart defibrillator implanting six years ago, so racing is off, and I had a new hip last June, I am also 5 foot 2inches with an inside leg measurement 26 inches, so nothing fits! My riding is solo and aimed at audaxes, so far 300km is my longest, though I hope to improve on that, and I am managing 700-800 km per month. The bike is aimed at comfortable road riding, even on our appalling small roads, I have a Ghost carbon XC MTB, with  lockable full suspension, for forest and singletrack riding.

I already have a Terra C, which now has no resemblance to the original bike, and from upgrading it I learnt much.

On buying the XS Terra Ti frame I used the supplied headset, but fitted a ceramicspeed T47 bottom bracket, the wheels are Hunt 30 Carbon Aero Disc, shod with Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR Road tyres, tubeless, with 28mm in the summer, but now 35mm ready for the winter.

For the groupset I am using SRAM, as that allows total compatibility across the ranges and I am a great fan of 1x, while I might have a wider range cassette than would have been needed for 2x I then have a single front chainring, no front derailleur and battery, and it is so simple to use.

The front is SRAM Force AXS, 42 chainring, a muc-off preload ring, the original SRAM was brittle and cracked, 165mm cranks, currently shimano ultegra SPD SL pedals, though I use XTR pedals for the winter, with sturdier footwear. The levers and calipers are also Force, for the levers this gives both reach and brake contact adjustment and the calipers use bleeding edge connection, making bleeding easier, SRAM Rival doesn’t have these. The rear is Eagle X01 cassette, 10-52, AXS derailleur and chain.

The handle bars are Pro PLT 36cm alloy, same as my shoulder width, I did try the Pro PLT ergo carbon bars, but found the flat, wide top too wide for my hands. I then have a set of Profile Design 50 aero bars, with 50mm raisers and ergo+ rests, for comfort not aerodynamics, with SRAM blips on the end, held by MagCAD TT mounts.

As I need the saddle low, for short legs, there is less seat post showing and is all used by fitting an Apidura Racing Saddle bag, so for lights I have two brackets on the seat stay, one for Exposure tracer daylights and one for an Exposure Blaze light at night. At the front I have an Exposure trace on the bars for daylight and an Exposure Strada Mk11 SB AKTIV, self-dipping, front light, held out of the way on an out-front stem mount, this arrangement also means that the light is hidden under the Garmin 1040 solar, between the aerobars, so doesn’t spoil my night vision even when leaning forwards riding out of the saddle.

I also have an Apidura Bolt-on Top Tube Bag, SKS chromoplastic mudguards during the winter and a Fizik Terra Argo X3 Saddle on a Deda SuperZero Carbon Seatpost.

Looking to customise your Orro bike to suit your rider style?

At Orro, we work hard to create bikes that are suitable for all riders - from high-performance athletes to club rub riders. We design our bikes with you in mind, and the additional customisable options available are there shoudl you want to further tailor your experience. 

If you are thinking of customising your Orro bike to suit your needs, but don't know where to start, don't hesitate to get in touch! You could also come down to Orro HQ and speak with our specialists.