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Road bikes

Orbea Gain D10

With the Gain, the Spanish brand Orbea wants to democratise road cycling. Starting at € 1,999, this electric road bike comes with a stylishly integrated battery and rear hub motor, creating a variety of applications extending from commuting or group rides with differing fitness levels to long adventures with extended range. Both the software and hardware of the powerful 250 W Ebikemotion X35 motor are on a very high level; an app allows you to finetune the system and record your rides. With this first generation, the Spaniards have done important pioneering work and launched a simple but well-functioning electric road bike. There is still room for improvement in the bike’s handling characteristics, mainly due to the unbalanced weight distribution. However, the Orbea Gain is an electric road bike that will change the lives of many cyclists, allowing them to rediscover their two-wheeled freedom.

Weight: 13.65 kg | Price: € 3,399

About the Award

The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.