Orbea Gain D31

Regular price €2,899.00

Tax included.

One of the big arguments against riding a pedal-assist electric bike is the obvious difference between the performance of a rider on an e-bike compared to a rider on a standard bike. Claims of losing the purity of sport, the joy of reaching goals, and growing expenses of sport proliferate through the anti-e-bike crowd, but the fact of the matter is that Orbea’s approach to the e-gravel bike is novel and simple: offer an experience that never dominates the ride, but provides just enough of a push to help riders truly enjoy their ride. Introducing the all new 2019 Orbea Gain D31.

Orbea’s approach is based around a rear wheel built around a hub-motor that offers 250 W power and 40 Nm torque. This motor, the Ebikemotion X35, is powered by a 250 Wh battery integrated in the downtube. Torque is doled out with a buttery smoothness unlike most other motors around, often to the point of hardly noticing how much assistance you’re actually receiving going up a hill. Further, the rear-mounted motor is inherently drag-free when not using pedal assist, and the whole system’s low weight of eight pounds makes for an e-bike that certainly doesn’t handle with the sluggishness and heft of a traditional e-bike.

Orbea pairs this motor to what they call their iWoc ONE controller. This controller consists of a single LED-backlit that displays battery life and assist levels. Need more information? Pair your Orbea Gain to the Ebikemotion app, which shows exact battery life, power output, and even offers GPS navigation. It cuts down overall clutter around the bars, and provides all of the information one would need for most riding. Along with the bike’s interface and low weight of the combined Ebikemotion system (under 8 pounds), the Gain handles much like a standard gravel bike. Handling, even with the extra weight, is hardly different; there’s real a sense of purpose and poise to how the bike handles. It also doesn’t feel all that different than a standard bike above the bike’s 15.5 mph assist cutoff, and is offers strong performance to maintain speeds higher than 15.5 mph.

The 2019 Orbea Gain D31 pedal assist all-road bike starts with the Gain alloy frame and carbon fork, as well as the Ebikemotion X35 drive motor. This is accompanied by a SRAM Rival 1 drivetrain, a Ready GR wheelset, Schwalbe G-ONE Allround 700 x 40c tires, and a FSA cockpit and seatpost. Five sizes are available (XS-XL) in a Orange-Black, a Red/Grey/White, or a or a Graphite-Anthracite matte colorway.

  • FRAME Orbea Gain
  • FORK Speed 400mm Carbon Flat mount
  • CRANKSET SRAM Rival 40t
  • HEADSET 1-1/8" Semi-Integrated
  • HANDLEBAR FSA Gossamer Compact
  • STEM Orbea OC-III
  • BRAKES SRAM Rival Hydraulic
  • CASSETTE SRAM Rival PG-1130 11-36t 11-Speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Rival 1 X-Horizon
  • CHAIN KMC e11 Turbo Silver
  • WHEELS Ready GR
  • TYRES Schwalbe G-ONE Allround, 40-622, Black, Folding 
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  • SEATPOST FSA SL-K SB20 27.2x350mm Di2 compatible
  • SADDLE Prologo Kappa Space STN size 147mm
  • MOTOR Ebikemotion X35
  • BATTERY Ebikemotion 36V/6.9A
  • HANDLEBAR PLUGS Black Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof Bar Tape
  • CHARGER Ebikemotion X35
  • REMOTE Ebikemotion iWoc ONE