Orbea Gain M20

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Release Year
Charge Time
3 Hours
Maximum Range
62 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
250 W
40 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 6.9Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
25 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Orbea Gain M20. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

13 reasons to buy

  • The Orbea Gain M20 offers riders three modes of pedal-assist, with a rear hub motor, downtube integrated battery and top tube control button.
  • The Ebikemotion app is compatible with the bike. This app allows one to use their phone to adjust the level of pedal-assist, view weather, monitor speed, track distance covered and view their ride time.
  • When pedal-assist is not engaged, there is not any drag from the motor weight.
  • The bike is a lightweight e-bike. It weighs only 25 lbs.
  • The chassis of the bike balances out the extra mass from the motor, creating a nimble and stable ride.
  • The long wheelbase of the Orbea Gain M20 provides great stability on descents.
  • With a tire swap, the Orbea Gain M20 can easily tackle rougher terrain on gravel roads. The bike has clearance for tires up to 40mm.
  • The 250w battery is easy to charge, with a charger connection in the bottom bracket.
  • An extra battery is available for purchase. This allows riders to extend the distance the Gain M20 can tackle, with pedal-assist activated.
  • The motor is quiet, making it hard for others to detect that you are on an e-bike.
  • The Mavic Aksium Elite Disc wheels that come on the bike, are specifically designed to go with a rear hub motor.
  • The Ultegra drivetrain, with a 50/34 chainset and an 11-32 cassette, offers an ideal gear ratio for road riding. The wide range of gears is excellent for climbing and powerful descents.
  • Experts agree the Orbea Gain M20 is the closest e-bike to a standard road bike.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Orbea Gain M20 weighs 8 lbs more than a standard road bike, making it heavy if you choose to pedal without assist on climbs.
  • The battery is sensitive to heat, humidity and cold.

Bottom line

The Orbea Gain M20 is an excellent bike for an avid road rider, looking for a pedal-assist option. It has clean lines, despite being an e-bike, with an integrated battery, discreet top tube control and a quiet rear hub motor. It is currently the closest e-road bike to a standard road bike. Experts and users agree that the Gain M20 is perfect for anyone who is limited by injury, physical ailments or old age, but wishes to ride.

Expert Reviews

85/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews

Orbea Gain M20i E-Road Bike Review

It may seem unorthodox to most dedicated roadies, but the Gain integrates electric assistance into a thoroughly slick road bike package.

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Orbea Gain Carbon M20 MyO Review

Hugely fun, even with the motor switched off. The Gain is a real pleasure to ride.

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Gear of the Year: Orbea Gain E-Bike

The Orbea has sort of pushed the ball forward. It looks just like any other road bike, but it’s got a 250 watt battery.


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La Velocita

Orbea Gain M20i Review

What the Gain does right is feel unremarkable. Discretion is the better part of valour when it comes to e-road bikes. Pull out the motor and battery and you’re left with a pleasant and versatile endurance bike that’ll take road rubber all the way up to 40 mm.

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Gear Junkie

Orbea Gain Review: You’d Never Guess It Was an E-Bike

Overall, the bike was not without faults, but it’s the best e-bike on the market right now. The design is a massive step forward and it comes with less weight, cost, distraction, and ghastly appearance.

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User Ratings

87/100 based on 6 ratings
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