British brand Orro has revealed a completely redesigned Gold STC gran fondo bike along with triathlon-friendly versions of the Venturi STC and Venturi STC Evo aero road bikes.
The Gold STC (main pic, as well as those below), which is a disc brake-only bike, has been redesigned from the ground up for 2020. It's a totally new mould; put the new version next to the previous model and you'll see that every tube has been reshaped.
The Gold STC frame now comes with a full-carbon bottom bracket area – there's no longer an aluminium insert in there – and Orro claims a weight of just 900g. You get a full-carbon fork too.
What remains the same, though, is that the Gold STC uses spread tow carbon (hence the 'STC' in the name) from UK-based carbon composite specialist Sigmatex. The spread tow fabric is woven from thin tapes that result in a lightweight and stiff finished product.
Orro is big on its finishes, generally going through many iterations before deciding on the final options. The two shown here are standard colours but you can also have a frameset painted in a finish of your choice.
This is the first time that Orro has put its name on the side of the down tube – which is where most other brands position it. Previously, the logo has been on the topside of the tube.
You can have a Gold STC built up however you like but Orro offers standard options with groupsets based on Shimano Ultegra components and higher. The pricing remains the same as before.
A Shimano Ultegra Di2 build with Fulcrum Wind 40 DB wheels (wheel graphics will be black on the final version) is priced at £4,099.99, a Campagnolo Super Record build is £5,199.99 and the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 version is £5,399.
The updated Orro Gold STC is available now.
Both the Venturi STC and the Venturi Evo will also be available in triathlon versions. These use the same frame mould as the other Venturis, but with Vision Trimax clip-on aero bars and an adjustable-angle seatpost (which is interchangeable with the standard Venturi seatpost).
You can slide the Ritchey cradle that sits on top of the seatpost forward and back. This allows you to steepen the effective seat angle in order to get a flatter upper body without the need for so much flex at the hip. You also get a Vision Trimax double bottle cage mount behind the saddle.
You can shift the cradle backwards and remove the aero bars for road riding.
Built up with a full Shimano 105 groupset, Fulcrum Racing 400 DB wheels (tubeless ready with 40mm deep rims) and a Prologo Dimension short saddle, the Venturi Evo Tri is £2,499.99.
The Venturi STC Tri with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Fulcrum Wind Wheels is £4,399.99.
The Venturi STC Tri and Venturi Evo Tri will be available from November 2019.
Get more info on the range at www.orrobikes.com
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.