Pankhurst Cycles, Pangbourne, Berkshire

Bikes & Parts - Orro Yara Ladies

In a nutshell:

A road bike that's been properly designed for female riders - making it a far better bike than just a re-badged and scaled-down machine designed for men!

Who's it for:

We'd say this is a 'must try' bike for any female looking for a good quality road bike.

Price:

From £1,399 - and this price includes a comprehensive bike fitting, and your new bike's first service and our Rider Care package.*

The underlying approach:

This is a bike that's properly, specifically designed for female cyclists - with the frame and forks being paired-up with suitable components too.

The groupset includes disc brakes as standard, and the package gives riders a good overall balance between performance and comfort.

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Technical background:

We think this is a sensible approach to female-specific bike design. The top tube has been shortened and the headtube lenthened to make the overall geometry right for the typically shorter rider. The bottom bracket position has been adjusted to take in to account the resulting difference in weight distribution - so the handling on the road is as it should be. With this lab- and road-tested design, Orro do a great job in taking in to account the specifics of a female body.

Yara has a proprietary blend of 20 40 and 60 Ton carbon fibres - which in practice means fatigue is reduced. The 20T carbon fibre is used in several areas of the bike where comfort and flexibility are crucial - the seat-stays and seat tube, which absorb more high frequency vibrations before they reach you.

Orro then use the higher 40T and 60T carbon fibres to add stiffness in areas of the frame such as the head tube, down-tube, bottom bracket and chain stays - places where forces must be transferred effectively to ensure responsive handling and to transmit your power to the road. Taken as a whole bike, the geometry of the Yara has been specifically designed to provide all day performance with best in class stability comfort and agility.

Add to the mix a very well chosen set of components including disc brakes as standard, and there's a lot to like about the Yara.

Setting up:

Don't forget that when you buy a new bike from us, the price includes:

  • a comprehensive bike fitting.
  • taking that bike fitting information, then changing the handlebars, stem and crank arms as necessary, to ensure you are comfortable on the bike - and safe too.
  • and as well as the right size, we also include a saddle fitting - that has to right for you too!

Equipment includes:

  • Carbon frame and forks - with a tyre clearance suitable for sportive riders
  • Oversized press fit BB - maximum frame width for unrivalled power transfer
  • Shimano IS Mount disc brakes - power modulation and confidence with minimal maintenance
  • Shimano 105 groupset - faultless shifting every time in all conditions
  • Fulcrum Racing Sport Disc - offering acceleration strength and long term reliability

The chainset, handlebars, stem and saddle can be varied according to your requirements.

What's included:

* What's more, the price includes:

  • A comprehensive bike fitting and set up (as detailed above).
  • Bike parts modifications (as detailed above).
  • Your new bike's first service - typically after six weeks.

E&OE

  • And last but not least, this bike comes with our 'Rider Care' package. We will work with you to help you choose the parts and accessories you personally need to get the best out of riding your bike, with a value of 10% of the price.