Orbea Gain Ultegra e-bike medium - Sold

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Orbea Gain Ultegra e-bike medium - Sold

Postby neilob » 5 Dec 2018, 6:44pm

I bought this just six weeks ago to help me keep cycling through cancer treatment but it isn’t really working. My fault, not the bike! It is an amazing machine and very subtle in its design and appearance, it is difficult to tell that it has a battery and motor! You can set it up using a Bluetooth smartphone and define the level of assistance each setting provides. Most reviews have seen it as the future of e bikes, offering power assistance for ‘real’ cyclists wanting a bit of help rather than a great big kick up the axxe. Very low weight for an e bike....around 13kg. Size is M, I am 6ft and it fits well with loads of adjustments in either direction. Probably best to google it rather than let me bang on about its features and technology. Here is a link to a similar bike:
https://www.e-bikeshop.co.uk/Orbea-Gain-D20-Alloy-2019
It has an 11 speed Ultegra groupset with hydraulic disc brakes. I will post better pictures tomorrow but it comes as shown albeit with the original saddle and seatpost, no pedals, and mudguards removed unless a buyer wants them. The bottle cage tool case is not included, please note it is not the battery! Please ask any questions. Typical price for these is £2999.....Xmas bargain at £1950.
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Re: Orbea Gain Ultegra e-bike medium

Postby unnamed » 6 Dec 2018, 11:43pm

Get well and good luck with your sale!!!!

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Re: Orbea Gain Ultegra e-bike medium

Postby neilob » 7 Dec 2018, 9:10pm

Thanks! All going ok right now. This bike is aimed at 'real' cyclists who need a little help to keep up with friends rather than a big push. The design philosophy is called 'Enough Power', and ensures that (as they say) the bike doesn't take over. So it still rides like a normal bike and looks like one too. My problem is that my haemoglobin varies on a monthly cycle of treatment from low to really low, and when it is really low I need more than the system routinely delivers. Anyone welcome to view and test ride. It is very impressive and could transform your enjoyment of cycling. Price reduced to £1950.
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Re: Orbea Gain Ultegra e-bike medium Reduced

Postby willcee » 19 Dec 2018, 10:35pm

Neil, the latest from my cycle bud, he's just traded his April 18 Gain for the carbon one, says the frame is smaller but still a medium, i say he has too much dough!! will hope you are keeping OK.. back on the bike after my recent THR.. will
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Postby neilob » 22 Dec 2018, 5:14am

Bike now sold!

Thanks Will. I swapped the Gain for a Giant road E+1 which suits me much better. I ride mostly in ECO mode so the bike delivers around an additional 50% which is enough for me to keep up with my friends. When I hit a hill I up the power to NORMAL and fly up bearing in mind the etiquette rules (no half wheeling, no overtaking!). SPORT is crazy and I don't use it. I reckon my average power is 100w these days thanks to chemo and steroids whereas I used to ride at 160-170w so the Giant tuning is very aligned with me. The only issue which you have mentioned and others is that annoying time when your peleton wants to roll along at 16-17mph.....so I end up pushing hard on a 18kg bike with a knackered heamoglobin reading!! But I am still on the bike and it has transformed my cycling life. I sometimes cast a wistful look at my two carbon Colnagos and my Thorn Club Tour wondering if I will truly enjoy them again but hey, it's not about what you ride, it's where you ride that's important.
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