Main Orbea models
. Orbea has been able to transfer its experience in high competition to the manufacture of models adapted to the different types of use in road cycling and mountain biking.
Orbea is a historic surname in the town of Eibar, which today, from its headquarters in the heart of the Basque Country, is at the forefront of such a competitive sector as the bicycle industry, embodying like few other brands the feeling of a land, the character of a people and the most cutting-edge technology in products that compete with the major manufacturers in the world of cycling.
Orbea bicycles stand out for their reliability. It is a brand that has been able to transfer the experiences of high competition to the manufacture of models adapted to the different types of use in road cycling and mountain biking. Whether you're a leisurely rider or a real mile-hunter on and off the road, at Tuvalum you'll find the right Orbea bike for your training, racing and leisure riding habits.
The brand was born in 1840 marketing a product that had nothing to do with cycling. It sold pistols and firearms. It was in 1930 when it decided to change sector and began to manufacture bicycles, becoming a supplier to some of the best Spanish cyclists of the time. Today it is considered one of the most reliable brands on the market worldwide. There is a good reason for this. Orbea has been able to transfer its experience in the world of high competition to an increasingly demanding market. Orbea currently produces a wide range of high quality bicycles, both in the road cycling segment and in mountain biking and triathlon. They are easy to handle bicycles that provide a great riding experience for beginners as well as for the most demanding and experienced competitors.
Orbea is a brand that stands out for offering a very wide range of bicycles, both road and mountain bikes. Some of its models have already become classics on the roads and off-road trails. This is the case of the Orbea Orca, the Spanish manufacturer's flagship for road cycling. Its name is actually a compound of Orbea and Carbon. This bicycle has been a key model in the history of cycling and of the brand itself, developing a particular way of working and innovating with carbon from the point of view of aesthetics, but without neglecting features such as stability and rigidity. The Orbea Orca is a bike designed for high competition. It is fast, light and responsive. That's why it's a bike that appeals to cyclists and triathletes alike. Another icon of the Orbea road range is the Avant model. It is a true climber's bike, tailor-made for cyclists who are not used to flat stages. The Orbea Avant shows its full potential when the road begins to rise, alternating climbs over mountain passes and departures with thousands of bends.
Off-road, the brand has quickly earned the respect of bikers. Orbea entered the mountain bike segment in the 1980s. Today it is a benchmark in the different mountain bike segments, both inside and outside the world of top competition. For those who are passionate about speed away from the road, there are the Alma and Oiz models, with different set-ups depending on the demands of each rider. For those who want to experience all the sensations of technical trails and the most inaccessible paths, there is the Orbea Rallon, a model designed for enduro riding. Orbea's most versatile mountain bike is the Occam model, a true full suspension all-mountain for backcountry touring and trial trails. The Spanish brand's relationship with top-level cycling goes back a long way. Orbea equipped half of the peloton that took the start of the first Vuelta a España in 1935, being the bike of the first great idol of Spanish cycling, Mariano Cañardo.
With Orbea, Pedro Delgado won his first Vuelta a España in 1985 and with Orbea the myth of Marino Lejarreta grew in Caja Rural. The oversaturation of the market in the 1990s pushed the brand to make the leap towards quality models that would make a difference. That was when they created the Orca model, an award-winning bicycle that marked the take-off of the Basque company, which was accompanied by the success of the Euskaltel team. The explosion of the mountain bike market in the last decade of the last century did not go unnoticed by Orbea. Its engineers set to work on the design and development of competition models. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the best biker in history, Julien Absalon, won the gold medal on an Orbea, exactly the same as Samuel Sánchez would do in the road race.