When you know it’s going to be a long day in the saddle, a long day of gruelling climbs and rewarding descents, the Avant is the only bike to go for. It’s built by Orbea, a Spanish company born in the foothills of the Basque region, who know a thing or two about mountains.
When cycling long distances comfort is paramount. The Avant addresses this with its Dynamic Structure technology. The structure, tubing shapes and frame design have all been carefully considered, giving it a comfortable ride and the ability to help reduce muscle fatigue. The Avant’s structure provides a smooth, light ride without bulky compromises such as tubing inserts and elastomers and with a carbon frame and fork it benefits from natural flex patterns throughout. Minimal bulk of the top tube and seat stays create an ultra-smooth ride and combined this all gives the subtle, but noticeable sensation that you are floating over rough roads.
Secondly you will be looking for a ride with an efficient power transfer, getting you further with less energy investment. The Avant transfers a majority of torsional and lateral loads through the lower spine of the frame. The headtube, downtube and chainstays have been shaped to eliminate twisting and transfer more power directly to the rear wheel and larger cross-sections and resistance to flex in the bottom of the frame no doubt lay down more wattage on the road.
- Frame - Orbea Avant carbon OMP disc, monocoque construction,tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", BB 386mm, powermeter compatible, Thru Axle 12mm x 142mm rear, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, 27,2mm seat tube.
- Cable Routing - Internal
- Fork - Avant OMP carbon disc fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", carbon dropouts Thru axle 12mm x 100m.
- Stem - Orbea OC-II
- Handlebars - FSA Gossamer Compact
- Brakes Calipers - Shimano RS505 Hydraulic Disc
- Brake / Gear Lever - Shimano RS505
- Rims - FULCRUM Racing 600 DB
- Front Tyre - Vittoria Rubino Foldable 700x25 60TPI G+
- Rear Tyre - Vittoria Rubino Foldable 700x25 60TPI G+
- Front Derailleur - Shimano 105 5801
- Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 5800
- Chainset - Shimano 105 5800 34x50t
- Cassette - Shimano 105 5800 11-28t 11-Speed
- Saddle - Selle Italia X3 Flow
- Seatpost - FSA S-LK Di2 compatible 27,2x400mm
Founded over 140 years ago, in Spain’s mountainous Basque region, Orbea is one of the world’s oldest cycling companies and a custodian of the traditions, roots and heritage of the sport.
Expertise gained over this long history - which by the company's own admission encompasses both successes and failures - has moulded Orbea into what it is today; a market leader renowned for its meticulous attention to detail and technical mastery reminiscent of Spanish form from the days of the Arab conquerors of the Iberian Peninsula.
Every tiny detail on the bike is the result of hours of research and development; each design line carefully considered, each component hand selected to provide the best possible riding experience, without compromise.
So when you mount an Orbea bike you can be sure of its quality, you know its pedigree, you know where it comes from. Now it’s up to you where to take it next.