The Zeppo v.8

(4 customer reviews)

£1,249.99

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.

The v.8 improves upon our original Zeppo with better gearing, mudguards and integrated lighting.

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Additional information

Weight 11 kg
Colour

Purple Schlurple, Smog Dog Grey

What's new with the Zeppo v.8?

What’s new with the Zeppo v.8?

After the fantastic success of the Zeppo v.7, we felt that little needed to change. However, there is always room for improvement and we’ve made the v.8 even better by adding:

  • Colour-matched mudguards as standard, meaning the Zeppo v.8 guarantees you dry legs and a splatter-free rear year-round
  • An upgraded Shimano Nexus 8 hub gear, giving you a phenomenal 307% range and ensuring no hill is too big* for the Zeppo v.8
  • The Orb Droid light set, providing anti-theft front and rear lights that will keep you safe at night

*We’ve put this to the test by riding the Orb Zeppo v.8 up the UK’s biggest climb on public roads, Bealach na Ba in Scotland

In brief

Features

  • “No oil” Gates belt drive replaces the chain for low maintenance
  • Shimano Nexus 8 internal hub gears are robust, reliable, and have a 307% range
  • 6061 alloy frame and forks keep the weight down to 11kg
  • Tektro HD-T275 hydraulic disc brakes provide high power stopping in all conditions
  • Anti-theft Droid light set for front and rear visibility
  • Alloy colour-matched mudguards to keep your legs dry through the winter
  • 700c wheels paired with 32mm Kenda tyres that are perfect for city and country

About

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 alloy frame provides a high-quality lightweight chassis, paired with disc brakes and 32mm tyres as standard. Shimano Nexus 8 hub gears and a Gates CDX Carbon belt drive keep maintenance to an absolute minimum.

Drivetrain

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!).

Shifting

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 8 hub, reliable, robust, and low maintenance.

Meanwhile, front and rear Tektro 275 hydraulic disc brakes will have you stopping on a sixpence in all weathers.

Lights and Mudguards

Lights and Mudguards

Dark outside and tipping it down? No problem. The Zeppo v.8 has you covered.

Alloy mudguards keep you safe from road spray, with the colour-matched paint maintaining the bike’s aesthetics. And our Droid anti-theft lights mean you’re always ready to tackle the darkness. These be-seen lights are designed to be left on the bike and, with up to 40 hours of battery life, they’ll keep you visible ride after ride.

Specifications

Specifications

  • 11kg approx.
  • For men and women
  • 8 speed Shimano Nexus hub gears
  • Gates Carbon CDX 120-tooth belt
  • Mounts for racks, mudguards and bottle cages
  • 6061 aluminium frame and fork
  • Front and rear Tektro 275 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
  • Kenda Kwicktrax 32mm tyres for the perfect combo of grip, rolling resistance, and puncture resistance
  • Colour-matched alloy mudguards and a chainstay-mounted kickstand for convenience

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 – £20 APC courier overnight (though please bear with us during the current driver shortages)

Sizing is super simple, with two sizes cover everyone from 5’3″ to 6’4″

  • Size 1 for 160-178cm/5ft 3″- 5ft 10″ (standover height 72cm)
  • Size 2 for 178-193cm/5ft 10″ – 6ft 4″ (standover height 80cm)

FAQs

FAQs

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 send an instruction manual.

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.

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Guarantee

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. The frame and fork are guaranteed for 3 years, and Shimano components are guaranteed for 2 years. If it’s broken, and it’s our fault, we’ll fix it, or replace it. It’s as simple as that, and you won’t have any trouble holding us to it. Just get in touch on hello@orb.bike and we’ll take care of it.


4 reviews for The Zeppo v.8

  1. JCWD (Zeppo v.7)

    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.

  2. Sarah Linton (Zeppo v.7)

    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.

  3. Leah Dempsey (Zeppo v.7)

    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 🙂

  4. K Griffiths (Zeppo v.7)

    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.

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