Orbea Gain M10 Review

Introduction

Orbea was part of the first bike brands to make an E-road bike available on the market. It features a slim silhouette, a bright paint job, and equal tube proportions. The Orbea Gain M10 has a beautiful and radiant look; it’s a combination of the classic diamond frame with dropped chainstays, high levels of integration, clearance tires up to 700x40C, and fender mounts. Gravel and all-road users have enough options to fit the bike to meet their needs.

The Orbea Gain M10 is suitable for people who are into road riding sports either in groups or simply for fun. The new model Gain M10 is a top-of-the-line model with the Mavic Pro wheels and complete Shimano Dura Ace. We will be stating the features of this bike to see if you’re impressed enough to purchase the bike.

Orbea Gain M10 Review

The Orbea Gain M10 is a light and fast bike which makes sprints and climbs more fun. It doesn’t matter if you pedal sitting or standing up; the Orbea will take you anywhere at full speed. The front end is agile and responds directly to the rider’s steering input, but the rear end seems to be a bit more sluggish. The front end is also susceptible to crosswinds, so its agile power needs to be controlled during stormy conditions. The bike comes with a central and low center of gravity, making it easy for experienced downhill riders to create new PBs. However, beginners can easily get overwhelmed by the direct handling and low volume of the tires if they try to go past their limit and leave their comfort zone.

The Orbea Gain M10 is made to improve your riding experience and not dominate it. Do not expect a full power take-over with this bike, but it offers enough power for you to enjoy a smooth ride. All distractions have been removed from the bile to let you focus on the road, but it allows you to switch between modes at the press of a button to further improve your riding experience. This model comes with the Shimano Dura Ace groupset for reliable and fast shifting with an overall lightweight feel. Its compact double chainset also offers great gear combinations for descending and climbing. The Orbea Gain M10 comes with a full carbon frame which helps reduce its overall weight, so you get a lightweight but agile bike that can be ridden on power or disengaged off power. The visuals of the bile are so subtle that it’s hard to tell that it’s a power-assisted bike.

When it comes to the comfort of the bike, the rear triangle combined with the 31.6 mm seat post offers a lot of response from the ground and a minimal amount of comfort. The seat suits the stiff front end and the racy looks. But, on long rides, the absence of compliance quickly becomes a setback. The bike comes with a MAHLE Ebikemotion motor which has a power curve that feels similar to the smooth performance of the Bianchi. However, the motor doesn’t seem powerful enough to handle more demanding off-road rides, but it’s alright for open gravel roads with regular climbs.

Key Features

Total bike integration

40Nm pedal assistance

Ebikemotion X35 drive system

Rear hub motor

iWoc ONE control unit

Shimano groupsets

Specifications

Brand: Orbea

Model: Gain M10

Weight: 11.53 kg

Motor Torque: 40 Nm

Battery Capacity: 250 Wh

Available Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Motor/Battery: MAHLE Ebikemotion X35 250 Wh

Gearing: 50/34 T und 11-30 T

Brake: Shimano R9170 160/160 mm

Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB25

Handlebar: (FSA K-Force) Compact 440 mm

Drivetrain: Shimano (Dura-Ace 9100)

Wheel: Mavic Cosmic Pro (Carbon Disc UST)

Tires: Mavic (Yksion Pro) UST 28C

Pros

It has a sporty character

It comes with a high level of integration

It has lots of tire clearance

Cons

It is not the most comfortable bike

The front end of the bike is more agile than the rear end

Conclusion

The Orbea Gain M10 offers you a good overall package that’s a combination of direct and aggressive handling with a load of visual appeal. Extrovert, design-loving riders and ambitious hobbyists who enjoy proper support and love large clearance will love the Orbea Gain M10. For extra comfort and versatility, it’ll be better to fit wider tires.

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