Orbea Gain e-bike gets carbon frame for an 11.3kg headline weight

Wheels built by Mavic, including a top spec Cosmic Pro Carbon option

Last year, Orbea launched the Gain. It’s an e-bike with the battery enclosed in the down tube and powered by a rear hub motor. The Gain had an alloy frame and a quoted weight of 13kg. Now Orbea has launched an all-carbon Gain, dropping the weight to 11.31kg.

Power for the Gain is provided by a removable battery fully enclosed in the down tube and a rear hub motor, along with sophisticated controller electronics. Orbea stresses that the Gain is designed to enhance riding, rather than to dominate it, with a power meter in the rear hub allowing the system to adjust input as you ride. Pedalling is drag-free when the motor is not providing power.

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