The Orbea Terra carbon bikes have been designed to be used in the competitive discipline of cyclocross. The frames have been created in silver carbon making the bikes light, rigid and reliable. The unique gear routing system offers a smooth change of gears with less friction. There is also no problem with mud getting caught in the gears. The cabling system is out of the way so that the bikes can easily be carried on the rider's shoulders.
There are many obstacles in a cyclocross competition, making it difficult for the perfect bike to be designed. Orbea have designed competitive bikes in other disciplines for many years but only entered cyclocross in 2011. Orbea have created an asymmetric horizontal frame. This increases the contact area for the cyclist and the bike when it has to be carried on the shoulders. The bikes have been designed to offer comfort and are ideal for a high end cross racer. The tapered front end offers more surefooted handling.
The bikes have been designed to create precision steering and stability over rough surfaces. The bike feels comfortable over bumps and secure on all terrains. Orbea's main aim is to increase user satisfaction of their bikes. For a cheaper option to silver carbon, an alloy chassis may be offered.
The Orbea Terra T105 is currently being used in the junior cyclocross league. Other models are the Orbea Terra TLT and the Terra TDR. As a fairly new discipline for Orbea, other models are at the design stage. Most Orbea cyclocross machines can be found at international races, usually ridden by Spanish participants.