With its low weight and fairly gentle rear hub motor, the Gain M20i 20 mph is ideal for someone returning from injury or who is getting older and wants to keep up with the club peloton.
Thanks to its carbon frame, fork, and wheels, it comes in at a featherweight 25.3 lbs. The 250W, rear hub motor and 248 Wh battery give a gentle push on a hill without their weight making it feel like an e-bike.
The rear hub motor offers minimal pedal resistance when you aren’t using it or have run out of battery. This can mean you can choose when to use the motor assistance instead of needing power all the time like on mid-drive e-bikes such as the Cannondale Road E+ 1 Pro.
As one of the world’s leading racing bike makers, Orbea builds each e-bike with master craftsman expertise for the perfect riding experience.
Reasons to Buy
One of Orbea’s eccentricities is that you can almost endlessly personalize the bike when you order it. This particular model comes in a choice of three colors — or you can choose your own to your style and taste. Customize the frame size, handlebar configuration, tires, and saddles as you make this just the machine for your needs.
In particular, the Gain M20i is great as a training bike to support your non-competition rides, perhaps so you can get 100% of speed without hitting 100% effort on climbs. It’s also good if age is catching up with you and you don’t want to lose touch with your riding buddies.
Things to Consider
The Orbea Gain M20i isn’t a full-powered e-bike like the Cannondale Road E+ Pro. It has a smaller, lighter battery and a smaller, lighter rear hub motor. It’ll ride with the agility and comfort of a traditional all-carbon race bike, but there are electric road bikes out there that deliver more power and range.