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Orro carbon road bike overview

Huge interest in disc brakes for 2016 - and Orro is not disappointing with its awesome 2016 offering.

The UCI approves widespread use of disc brakes in the 2016 professional peloton

Orro already introduced the Pyro mid-2015 to great acclaim. (see the review here...)

The range was also extended later in the year with the women specific Yara, offering the same spec as the Pyro.

But the big news in 2016 is the arrival of the fully hydraulic Gold bikes.

The TRP Spyre brakes on the Pyro and Yara are mechanical ie are cable operated with a sprung brake caliper. The Sypres are better than most cable / mechanical disc, in that they offer dual actuation (both pads move) rather than single (where one pad is fixed, only one pad moves). In practice, we've found this OK for lighter riders or in environments without severe gradients, but there is otherwise a clear and distinct limitation set against full hydraulics.

All the Gold hydraulic bikes come with the new STC carbon lay-up, lighter, torsionally stiffer but even more comfortable than the standard Gold carbon.

And all appointed with very high end and expensive 3T wheels rather than the standard in-house wheelsets often found on other brands at this price.

We'd also emphasise that Orro bikes are not simply cheap carbon frames to hit a price point, they are the real deal, made in the same factories and production lines as some super high end brands. There really is no catch, as a relatively new brand (owned by i-ride, long established in the UK market with its other brands), there is a simple truth: Orro is aggressively looking to gain market share through price. What's not to like!

If the Gold Disc isn't enough, there's the same bike in Di2 Spec. Yes, you really can have it all!

See how the Orro bikes compare to other top disc brake bikes in 2016:

The range tops with the Signature bikes, hand painted and carbon wheeled.

All the above are offered in caliper (non-disc brake variants).

Carbon forms the bulk of the Orro range but we couldn't not mention the awesome Orro Terra Gravel sportive / general purpose / commuter / winter training / gravel bike - massively versatile, stunningly appointed and only £999. There's the non-disc brake version, the Terra Via, but it in our opinion it's totally eclipsed by the Terra Gravel.

See your #1 Orro specialist PEAK cyclesport for details of standard, modified or custom builds.

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