Orbea Bikes

A century of building bikes

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Still going strong after 100 years, Orbea is showing no signs of slowing down in 2017. With an ever-increasing focus on European manufacturing, Orbea operates a bit differently than other bike brands. Their fully-functioning manufacturing facility, located in the Basque region of Spain, ensures Orbea can design, test, and build their bicycles to meet their own standards for quality and aesthetics. It also allows for a fully customized frame-painting option, dubbed MIO. Offering a complete line of bikes, including the grocery-getter Katu, the trail-loving Loki 27.5” Plus mountain bike, and the famed Orca pro-tour bike, there’s an Orbea bike for everyone.

Orbea Terra

You won't know unless you go

 

2017 Orbea Terra On Trail

Recognizing the growing popularity of gravel racing and the demand of riders who want a versatile bike that can handle nearly any terrain, for 2017 Orbea has introduced their first all-road bike, the Orbea Terra. More durable than a traditional road or endurance bike, the Terra is equipped with bigger tires, more clearance in the frame and fork, and a more relaxed geometry to keep you comfortable on rough roads. Rolling over gravel, dirt, and other multi-surface roads, the Terra’s all-carbon frame and fork show off their compliance while still maintaining a fast, efficient ride. Offered in multiple builds and price ranges, the Orbea Terra is equipped with everything you could want in an adventure bike. And best of all, for its level of performance and construction, the Orbea Terra is tops in affordability compared to similar bikes on the market.

Orbea Orca

Orbea's classic pro-tour bike. Fully redesigned.

2017 Orbea Orca Road Bike Riding

The highly-revered Orca road bike is getting a full redesign for 2017. Unlike others who are turning aggressive race bikes into endurance machines, the brand new Orca is sticking with its competitive roots and is achieving even greater performance for racing and hard, competitive road riding. The Orca’s geometry has been refined for 2017, offering a lower, more aggressive riding position. The bike’s profiles have been tested and re-worked after considerable wind-tunnel testing. Orbea’s Dynamic Structure Stiffness bolsters power transfer through the downtube and chainstays, again maximizing performance. The Orbea Orca OMR offers the very best in ultra-light-weight racing performance, and is now offered in both rim and disc brake options. It’s also offered in a second carbon level, as well. The OMP-level Orca is designed with a less detailed carbon layup and different levels of composites to bring Orca performance down to more recreational prices. Orbea continues offering a plethora of build options from Shimano 105 up to Sram Red eTap, and offers their MIO custom paint option on many of the build options, making for a truly personalized, high-performance road bike.

Orbea Avant

Grand Tour in Basque style

2017 Orbea Avant Road Bike Riding Outside

The Orbea Avant also loses some weight for 2017 while maintaining its well-known, endurance focused ride. Designed for long, grueling rides over varied terrain, all bikes in the Avant line are intended to keep the rider poised and in control on even the longest days. Unlike the Orca, the Avant’s geometry puts the rider into a more upright and comfortable riding position. Orbea’s Dynamic Structure Stiffness concept remains, however, delivering performance that matches the added compliance. Many of the 2017 Avant models feature disc brakes, for increased braking control, while rim brakes remain for those not yet ready to make the jump to hydraulics.  Orbea is also offering the Avant in both carbon and alloy versions, giving beginner and more serious riders, alike, the Avant’s great handling and performance for years of happy riding.

Orbea Oiz

Born to Win

2017 Orbea Oiz Mountain Bike Riding

While Orbea’s presense in the US is dominated by road bikes, mountain bikes make up the bulk of Orbea’s successes globally. Orbea remains a dominant force on the world cup mountain bike circuit, and the brand new 2017 Orbea Oiz is taking cross country performance to new levels. The new Oiz (pronounced “oh-eeth”) is built for pure speed, utilizing 29” wheels and minimal-but-effective 100mm of front and rear travel. To minimize weight, the new Oiz maximizes its use of carbon fiber, employing advanced manufacturing techniques rarely seen in the mountain bike world. Orbea further enhances performance by its use of UFO, a pivotless carbon rear triangle that offers extreme lateral stiffness with controlled, engineered flex to match the suspension path. The new Orbea Oiz is built around Boost spacing, allowing for big 2.4” tires, and additional wheel stiffness. At a minimal weight penalty over a hardtail, the new Orbea Oiz will quicken even the smoothest ride, thanks to efficient, light-weight full travel suspension.

Orbea Alma

For the Fastest

2017 Orbea Alma Mountain Bike Outdoor

The Orbea Alma has been a staple in their line, and is the Basque-company’s most successful bike. For 2017, Orbea is offering a brand new Alma, complete with a lighter-weight and more efficient frame, Boost hub spacing for up to 2.4” 29er tires, and a new full-carbon Spirit rigid fork option for the ultimate in lightweight, snappy ride. To ensure consistent handling for all rider-heights, Small and Medium Almas are designed around a 27.5” wheel, while Medium through XL are designed around 29” wheels. Orbea continues to prove there’s a place for great riding hardtail mountain bikes, and the new Alma is one of the most advanced race bikes around.

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At Contender Bicycles, our best tools for selling bikes are the people who ride them. Each of us on staff has extensive experience riding bikes across many brands. Cody Wignall is our expert on Orbea bicycles. To contact Cody regarding any questions on Orbea bikes, email him at cody@contenderbicycles.com or call him at the shop.