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.