Orro Gold

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Number of Gears
16.07, 18.87, 16 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Orro Gold. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • Experts had a great experience ascending and descending aboard the Gold.
  • On the scales, it sits at a race-light 16.07lb.
  • Handling aboard the Gold was depicted as quick, aggressive and neutral.
  • One tester described the Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset as nigh on faultless.
  • The extended range on the 11-30 cassette was appreciated.
  • The ‘Spread Tow Carbon’ frame remained stiff where it mattered.
  • In general, the Gold’s component spec was regarded as excellent.
  • Continental Grand Prix tires performed with aplomb.
  • An expert regarded the Deda Zero 1 bar highly, as it allowed for larger hands.
  • The Gold exhibited a noticeably high level of comfort on longer rides.
  • Owners were impressed with the Gold’s long-term resilience.
  • Extras included a carbon bottle cage, branded bottle and seatpost-clamp-light.
  • The Prologo Kappa saddle was comfortable and color-matched.
  • Unique to Orro, the Gold's seatpost clamp features an integrated rear light.
  • ‘Fulcrum Racing 5’ disc wheels were light and well suited to skinny-tire applications.

2 reasons not to buy

  • On the front disc brake, a small 140mm IceTech rotor heated quickly and increased noise.
  • One reviewer felt the ‘smoothed carbon’ look was old-school.

Bottom line

Orro uses a frame material known as ‘Spread Tow Carbon’, in which fibres are interwoven to give the Gold’s surface a signature ‘chequerboard’ appearance. This bike hasn’t been tested to aerodynamic perfection in a secretive defense-force facility usually reserved for sub-light-speed experimental craft. As a result, it looks less like a selection of knives and more like a traditional… bike. But don’t be fooled by the Gold’s looks or low price. The Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical groupset was compared, by experts, to much higher-level systems at astronomical prices. While comfortable enough for long-distance rides, expert testers felt that the Gold’s geometry leaned more toward ‘race’ than ‘endurance’. At an exceedingly reasonable price, the Gold offers you a rig that achieves the low weight and high speeds needed to compete with the best of them.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 2 expert reviews

Orro Gold STC Ultegra Review

The great spec, including wonderful wheels, and sublime drivetrain mated to a frame that’s confident in its handling and makes for a very enjoyable all-round experience.

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Orro Gold STC Disc Review

As a package, the Orro Gold is damn good. It rides well and handles with quiet confidence…the Gold’s obvious value and great overall character should be worth consideration.

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User Ratings

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