Orbea releases the 2020 Terra Gravel Bike with Shimano GRX, new Paint and more!

The Orbea Terra first appeared on Gravel Cyclist way back in 2017 and was my bike for that year’s Dirty Kanza 200. To this day, the Terra remains as a solid and capable performer, to the point that Orbea hasn’t found much reason to change anything about the frame, etc. You can see my original 2017 Orbea Terra review here, and here, one of the early concept Terras from the 2016 Interbike show in Las Vegas, Nevada. What follows is a summary of Terra’s geometry, 2020 groupsets and more.

2020 orbea terra gravel bike
2020 Terra M20-D 1x

All Road Geometry

  • Control in a variety of circumstances. Terra is designed to be at home on dirt, gravel or just about anything else you might encounter.
  • Terra ergonomics work for cyclocross, all-day rides and the occasional long training day on the road.
  • Handling is precise and intuitive. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes to maximize rider comfort.
2020 orbea terra gravel bike
Shimano GRX appears on the 2020 Orbea Terra

Versatility

Several bikes in one – Terra can fill several roles – Gravel, Road, Cyclocross, Winter Training or Commuting. Tire clearance, the ability to mount accessories like mudguards combined with a functional All-Road geometry means that Terra can change with the seasons.

2020 orbea terra gravel bike

Comfort

  • Small sections absorb vibration
  • Optimized shapes for compliance and comfort
  • Lighter than elastomer inserts – a smoother Terra means more comfort and control
2020 orbea terra gravel bike
Terra M20-D 1x

Terra M20-D 1x

  • FRAME: Orbea Terra carbon OMP disc, monocoque construction, tapered 1-1/8″ – 1,5″, PF30, powermeter compatible, Thru Axle 12mm x 142mm rear, thread M12x P1.5, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, SP 27,2mm.
  • FORK: Orbea Terra OMP carbon disc fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8″ – 1,5″, carbon dropouts Thru axle 12mm x 100m, thread M12xP1.5, MMS system
  • CRANKSET: Shimano GRX RX810 40t *
  • HEADSET: FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings
  • HANDLEBAR: OC1 All Road, reach 80mm, drop 125mm, flare 12º *
  • STEM: OC2 Road -8º
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano ST-RX810
  • BRAKES: Shimano ST-RX810
  • CASSETTE: Shimano XT M8000 11-40t 11-Speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 GS Direct mount
  • CHAIN: KMC X11-EL
  • WHEELS: FULCRUM Racing 900 DB *
  • TYRES: Vittoria Terreno Dry CX-Gravel G2.0 TNT 700x38c
  • PEDALS: N/A
  • SEATPOST: OC2 27.2 Offset 20
  • SADDLE: Selle Italia X3 Flow *
  • HANDLEBAR PLUGS: Orbea Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof
  • FRONT HUB: Orbea Road 12x100mm, thread M12xP1.5
  • REAR HUB: Orbea Road 12x142mm, thread M12xP1.5

* Options available for this component.

2020 orbea terra gravel bike
Terra M30-D

Terra M30-D

  • FRAME: Orbea Terra carbon OMP disc, monocoque construction, tapered 1-1/8″ – 1,5″, PF30, powermeter compatible, Thru Axle 12mm x 142mm rear, thread M12x P1.5, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, SP 27,2mm.
  • FORK: Orbea Terra OMP carbon disc fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8″ – 1,5″, carbon dropouts Thru axle 12mm x 100m, thread M12xP1.5, MMS system
  • CRANKSET: Shimano GRX RX600 30x46t
  • HEADSET FSA: 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings
  • HANDLEBAR: OC1 All Road, reach 80mm, drop 125mm, flare 12º * 
  • STEM: OC1 Road -6º
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano ST-RX600
  • BRAKES: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic disc
  • CASSETTE: Shimano 105 R7000 11-34t 11-Speed *
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX810 GS Direct mount
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX RX810
  • CHAIN: Shimano HG 601
  • WHEELS: Orbea wheels, 12mm E-Thru hubset Shimano RS470 28-32H * 
  • TYRES Vittoria Terreno Dry CX-Gravel G2.0 TNT 700x38c
  • PEDALS: N/A
  • SEATPOST OC2 27.2 Offset 20
  • SADDLE Selle Italia X3 Flow * 
  • HANDLEBAR PLUGS: Orbea Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof
  • FRONT HUB: Orbea Road 12x100mm, thread M12xP1.5
  • REAR HUB: Orbea Road 12x142mm, thread M12xP1.5

* Options available for this component.

2020 orbea terra gravel bike
Terra M30-D 1x

Terra M30-D 1x

  • FRAME: Orbea Terra carbon OMP disc, monocoque construction, tapered 1-1/8″ – 1,5″, PF30, powermeter compatible, Thru Axle 12mm x 142mm rear, thread M12x P1.5, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, SP 27,2mm.
  • FORK: Orbea Terra OMP carbon disc fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8″ – 1,5″, carbon dropouts Thru axle 12mm x 100m, thread M12xP1.5, MMS system
  • CRANKSET: Shimano GRX RX600 40t
  • HEADSET: FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings
  • HANDLEBAR: OC1 All Road, reach 80mm, drop 125mm, flare 12º * 
  • STEM: OC1 Road -6º
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano ST-RX600
  • BRAKES: Shimano RX400 Hydraulic disc
  • CASSETTE: Shimano SLX M7000 11-40t 11-Speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano RX812 GS Direct mount
  • CHAIN: Shimano HG 601
  • WHEELS: Orbea wheels, 12mm E-Thru hubset Shimano RS470 28-32H * 
  • TYRES: Vittoria Terreno Dry CX-Gravel G2.0 TNT 700x38c
  • PEDALS: N/A
  • SEATPOST: OC2 27.2 Offset 20
  • SADDLE: Selle Italia X3 Flow * 
  • HANDLEBAR PLUGS: Orbea Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof
  • FRONT HUB: Orbea Road 12x100mm, thread M12xP1.5
  • REAR HUB: Orbea Road 12x142mm, thread M12xP1.5

* Options available for this component.

Orbea Terra Action Photos

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14 comments on “Orbea releases the 2020 Terra Gravel Bike with Shimano GRX, new Paint and more!

  1. I was actually just looking at these but was wondering just how big of a 700 tire the frame and fork can accommodate?

  2. JOM, thanks for this info and for all the research you do for all of us. It’s reminded me I should turn to the Oracle of Gainesville for advice on my next bike purchase.

    I am currently liquidating my fleet of rim brake bikes and looking for a new carbon road bike with Ultegra Di2 hydraulic. The only bike I’m keeping is my Lynskey Cooper CX with Ultegra hydro. I have 4 wheel sets for it, and I do everything on it – gravel, cross, touring and road. The only problem with it is it’s 5 pounds heavier than a carbon road bike I just sold. Otherwise, I’d probably use it as my full-time road bike.

    Since I ride a whole lot of gravel, I’m thinking of using a carbon gravel bike as my next road bike. Looks like most of the options are about 200-300g (1/2 pound) heavier than a comparable road bike, and I think I’m willing to accept that small weight penalty to get the tire clearance and the versatility that comes with it. While the Lynskey would remain my primary gravel bike, the new bike would mostly be for pavement, and I just might want to get back into shape like I used to be and ride with the A group. Either way, I love the versatility of my Lynskey and like the idea of being able to ride my next road bike on gravel if I want.

    The bikes on my short list are the Orbea Terra, the Cervelo Aspero, the Open UP and even the Ribble CGR SL, although I’m hesitant to order a complete bike from abroad. The Open is nice (a couple of my buddies have them) but very pricey. I’m looking hardest at the Cervelo and the Orbea. My reservation about the Terra is the endurance geometry, which I’ve never been a fan of, but I like the price. My reservation about the Aspero is it’s so new that no one has any good information about it, despite your excellent unboxing video, but I’m fascinated with the adjustable front dropout since I plan to run all sorts of wheels and tires on it. (700×40, 700×28, 650×2.1) With either bike, I would probably buy a frameset, build it myself and use my existing wheels. (The Aspero is not offered with Di2.)

    Having said all that, which of these bikes or what other carbon gravel bike, would make the best road bike? Alternatively, some of my buddies think I’m crazy to buy a second gravel bike instead of the Canyon Ultimate I’ve had my eye on for years. Are they wrong? Thanks a million.

    1. Tom, add the 3T Exploro to your list. I’ve been riding / reviewing one long term as a gravel / road bike. I have two pairs of wheels for it, gravel and roadie mode. I’ll have a review coming later, but this is a seriously top notch bike worthy of your consideration. I haven’t tested 650b as I don’t have any 650b wheels with the SRAM XDR driver body, but they are available as frames.

      Re: the Terra, I went as small as possible and got it dialed in nicely. I knocked out my fastest DK200 time on that bike, and I did run it in roadie mode for a short while. The 3T Exploro does better in this regard.

      The rear of the Ribble is very similar to the Vielo R+1 road bike… not seen the Ribble in person but I wouldn’t mind giving the top-flight model with eTap and Zipp wheels a whirl.

      Hopefully this helps a little!

      1. @Tom: You just outlined my exact dilema! I too am looking for a bike to do all, and the Ribble CGR keeps floating to the top of my list, except for the idea of buying from abroad. Orbea might be similar, but at least they have US dealers all over the place. 3T is out of my budget, otherwise my decision would have been made. I’m now looking very closely at the new Orbea! (also, if they weren’t on your list, take a look at the Rondo Ruut, and/or the newer HVRT).

        1. John, thanks for the tip on the Rondo. I had not looked at them at all. The Ruut looks like an Open UP and a Canyon Inflite had a love child. It also has an adjustable front dropout similar to the Aspero. Intriguing. Good luck on your search.

          1. Tom, search my site for the Rondo, I have a feature video about the bike from this year’s Sea Otter show.

      2. Thanks, JOM. I hadn’t considered the Exploro. I rode a Cervelo S3 once and found it to be ridiculously uncomfortable. When the 3T came out, I figured it’s an S3 for gravel, and never gave it much thought. It’s the same price as an Open UP (USD$3,200) for the frame set and only 50g heavier. Gerard Vroomen’s fingerprints are all over all three bikes. (Great interview with him a while back, by the way.)

        Considering I could build a Terra for $1,000 less than the Exploro or the UP, I will need to sell the last couple of bikes and do some hard thinking. Any idea what the Exploro weighs with Di2 and some carbon road wheels? One rider here locally owns one. Maybe I can get her to let me weigh it with my wheels. I’m shooting for 17 pounds.

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