Orbea have a long history of designing and manufacturing some of the most cutting edge and stylish bikes around. The brand was born in 1930, and almost instantly gained recognition as a leading brand after a stage win at the Tour de France by Mariano Canardo - a win that helped catapult the brand into the public eye. From here, Orbea grew the company quickly and by 1946, the brand employed 1,000 workers, produced 50,000 bicycles per year and could manufacture every component necessary to build the bikes.
During the post-war era, the demand for bicycles diminished and Orbea was projected on a downward journey of economic instability. So bad were the finances that the brand had to be bought out by the workers to stop it falling off the precipice of bankruptcy. This formation of a cooperative business reinvigorated Orbea, however it was several years before the brand returned to the race scene. This time though, Orbea burst onto the competitive cyclocross race scene as well as returning to road racing with impressive style.
With cutting edge geometry and a no fuss 1x11 XT drivetrain, the Orbea Rallon X10 is more than just a pretty face
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication... Orbea bikes are recognisable by their clean lines and uncluttered styling
Orbea have been making waves in the mountain bike industry over recent years with their offering of first-class carbon trail and enduro bike. Here are our favourites…
Orbea’s urban range incorporates lightweight chassis and fast geometries to produce a ride that’s quick through traffic and comfortable on longer rides. With many technologies filtering through from their road range, Orbea’s urban bikes pack a punch – taking you from the city to country roads with ease.