The leading Spanish bike manufacturer, Orbea is building a reputation for quick, responsive and great quality road bikes.

The company actually began as a weapons maker in 1840, but in 1930 and at the end of the Spanish Civil War it shifted its focus to bicycles.

One of the most striking and popular elements of the business is the ‘made to order’ function, which allows Orbea customers to nominate specific conditions for the creation of their bikes.

The 2009 Orbea road cycling range begins with the Enol, an entry-level bike primarily used for commuting, and tops out with the Orca, a serious machine that is used by top professional cyclists.

Orbea has partnerships with several top professional road racing teams, including Euskaltel-Euskadi (based in Basque) and the Herring Gas Cycling Team from the US.

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