"With a frame finished in raw aluminium and covered in a clear lacquer, combined with black carbon forks and black finishing kit, the Orro Terra G looks a little understated at first glance. That’s until you spot the oversized head tube and tapered, almost triangular looking down tube that gives the bike a rugged yet sleek appearance. Orro has thought carefully about practicalities with the Terra Gravel – it’s a bike that’s designed to be ridden hard and far. The Sussex-based brand has added bosses to the top tube, in addition to the standard two sets of bottle cage bosses on the seat tube and down tube, which allow the option of adding a bag for bikepacking adventures. There’s enough clearance for 35C tyres and our test version was shod with Continental’s excellent Terra Speed tubeless
tyres which offer bags of grip while still being capable of rolling surprisingly quickly on the road."
"Handling was pin sharp, and descending rough, rutted tracks the Orro felt like it was on rails. Nonetheless, it was no slouch on the road either and we used it more than once for winter club road rides averaging 20mph for 60 miles plus, thanks to what
felt like a relatively aggressive riding position for a gravel bike. Shimano’s mid-range 105 chainset never missed a beat while the feel and stopping power in the hydraulic brakes with 140mm disc rotors was superb. Still comfortable, despite its speed, it floated
over bumps without ever feeling disconnected from the track or road. The rear light mounted to the seat clamp is another nice little touch that gives the whole package a feel of quality and value for money, as are the mudguard and pannier mounts."