The Zeppo

(4 customer reviews)


The Orb Zeppo is the only bike most people will ever need. Made for the city, but excels everywhere. Robust and low maintenance without compromising on weight.

SKU: Zep101 Category:

Additional information

Weight 11 kg


In brief


  • “No oil” Gates belt drive replaces the chain for low maintenance
  • Shimano Nexus 7 internal hub gears are robust, reliable, and have a 244% range
  • Selle Royale gel saddle, Wellgo metal pedals, and lugs for racks, bottle cage, and mudguards
  • 6061 alloy frame and forks keep the weight down to 11kg
  • Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes provide high power stopping in all conditions


About The Zeppo

The Orb Zeppo is the only bike most people will ever need – it’s at home cruising through the mean streets, skipping past on country roads, nipping down your favourite towpath, or even darting along a gravel track. The 6061 aluminium frame provides a high-quality lightweight chassis, paired with disc brakes and 32mm tyres as standard.


Belt Drive

The Gates Carbon Belt Drivetrain means less time spent on maintenance and more time enjoying your new ride. You won’t have to worry about getting your work trousers greasy, or marking your pegs with the ubiquitous oily chainring – all you need to keep the belt drive running smooth as Tom Jones is a squirt of water every once in a while.

With most bike spares so hard to come by at the moment, the Gates belt drive will be your best friend. Average lifespans are around 30,000km, so you won’t have to worry about changing it for many years (if ever!).


Gears and Brakes

This is really the business end of a bike, and you can be sure we’ve invested in quality.

Shifting is provided by a Shimano Nexus 7 hub, reliable, robust, and low maintenance.

Meanwhile, front and rear Shimano MT-200 hydraulic disc brakes will have you stopping on a sixpence in all weathers.



  • 11kg approx.
  • For men and women
  • 7 speed Shimano Nexus hub gears
  • Mounts for racks, mudguards, bottle cage etc
  • 6061 aluminium frame and fork with high quality, smooth aluminium welds
  • Front and rear Shimano MT-200 Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Kenda Kwicktrax 32mm tyres for the perfect combo of grip, rolling resistance, and puncture resistance

Built for you

Built for You

If you’re London-based, and want to have your Zeppo delivered fully built up, we’ve teamed up with bike workshop Fettle. They will build your Zeppo and deliver it anywhere in Zones 1-3. Just drop us a message for details!

If you want to build it up yourself, that’s fine too. Your Zeppo will arrive 85% built up, needing pedals, handlebars, front wheel, and seatpost installed. If you know way around bikes you’ll be done in 15 minutes.

Shipping and Sizing

Shipping and Sizing

UK and NI – £25 Standard Shipping

Size 1 for 160-178cm (standover height 72cm)

Size 2 for 178-193cm (standover height 80cm)



Q. Is it ready to ride when delivered?

A. Almost. As the Zeppo has to fit in a box for delivery, the front wheel, handlebars, and pedals need mounting. This is a simple job, and we’ll be doing an instructional video.

Q. Is the Zeppo for men or women?

A. Both! All bodies are different, and whether your a man or a woman doesn’t really change the bike you should ride.

Q. Can I fit a bottle cage/drink holder?

A. Yes, the frame has mounts for a bottle cage.

Q. Can I fit a rack?

A. Yes! There are bosses and mounts for a rack.

Q. What are the widest tyres I can fit?

A. There is a minimum clearance of 51mm, so we recommend a 45mm tyre maximum.

Q. What tyre size/inner tubes does the Zeppo use?

A. The tyre size is 700c, with 32mm Schrader valve tubes.

Q. Are pedals included?

A. Unlike most new bikes, we’re including a set of high quality metal pedals!

Q. There’s something I want to ask that’s not on the list…

A. Press the ‘messenger’ button in the bottom right of your screen, or email

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Guarantee and Caring for your Zeppo

The best thing for all bikes is to keep them somewhere warm and dry. Clean your bike regularly, and keep an eye on bolts and components to make sure they are tight and working correctly.

The Zeppo is designed to be low maintenance – the belt drive does not require oiling, but if it begins to squeak, clean with water. Wax is also available to buy for belt drives. The internal gears are designed to need minimal intervention, but like everything else on your bike will last longer if kept maintained. If you think there may be something that needs adjustment, take your bike to your local bike shop.

Orb Warranty

We are not messing about with our Orb warranty. If it’s broken, and it’s our fault, we’ll replace it. It’s as simple as that, and you won’t have any trouble holding us to it. Just get in touch on and we’ll take care of it.


4 reviews for The Zeppo

  1. Leah Dempsey

    I love the Zeppo. I bought it to replace my cheap bike that needed constant maintenance and was definitely an effort to cycle to work with. The Zeppo is such a smooth ride and I love that I’ll no longer have to deal with rusty/oily chains or worry about not being able to stop at traffic lights! My colleagues have all commented on how sleek it looks. It’s also the lightest bike I have ever owned (I can lift it with one arm!) which makes it very speedy! I’m very excited to for my easy life of cycling now 🙂

  2. K Griffiths

    This is such a great bike, I love it. I bought a Zeppo to replace my old road bike as I was looking for something to ride comfortably around London with the option for longer rides in the countryside too. It’s light, high quality and looks lovely – I have the purple. Bike maintenance is also far less daunting given there is no chain to oil (or break). Overall I’m very pleased with this wonderful, reliable bike.

  3. Sarah Linton

    My husband bought me a Zeppo as he couldn’t mend my 20yr + (t)rusty steed. It has been a revelation. It’s very light, no need to oil the chain and gear changes are easy. I love the colour (purple), he loves the fact that it’s so easy to maintain (I know I should be able to do it myself but he likes to be useful). All in all its a big thumbs up.

  4. JCWD

    Bought a Zeppo as my trusty Boardman got nicked :(. Wanted something well built and easy to maintain as I do all my riding within central london (an occassional longer ride). Arrived, and I was quickly impressed with quality of build (and i loved the colour – purple). It works, which is the main thing, and each of the components are of high quality. the ride is comfortable, and having swapped a road bike with skinny tyres on i thought it’d feel a bit of a tank, but it’s quick thanks to the gearing, and can still get you through the tight spots you often find yourself in around town.

    Overall, brilliant bike, high quality components, and it looks funky and slightly different, which i love. if you don’t want to stand out there is the grey colour i suppose.

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