Advanced Dynamics enables us to simulate the interactions between the bike and a virtual rider to create suspensions that perform in all conditions.
Advanced Dynamics models new suspension platforms with a virtual rider that exerts typical rider-induced forces onto the pedals, saddle, and handlebars. We can shape the simulations with different users – height, body weight, riding style – and we can generate all different types of terrain.
This process allows us to optimize our suspension designs before the prototyping and field-testing phases of development. You’ll get a dynamic suspension system that can be easily tuned for variable trail conditions and with a leverage rate curve that is matched to the spring and damper for maximum performance.
Orbea Carbon enables us to create structures with optimum stiffness, strength, and vibration absorption. Three levels offer the right blend of performance and value.
We've used our experience and know-how to design three carbon categories. We call them Orbea Carbon Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Each is made of a distinct blend of fibers with differing density, elasticity, and strength. Stiffer, high modulus fibers are great for lightweight frames intended for elite competition. And while we're all about performance, we know that comfort is a concern for many riders. That's why part of our grading process looks at vibration absorption qualities. Strength and durability are of paramount importance as well since we offer you a lifetime warranty on our bikes.
All of these considerations demand the blending of different fiber types with carefully designed layup schedules to develop bikes that meet our design requirements and exceed your expectations.
Our Direct Cable Routing system relies on reducing drag and the possibility of contamination to ensure the best shifting performance possible.
We've created and patented the DCR system to route the cables in the most efficient way. The goal is to ensure that you get the best performance.
The DCR system uses a Gore Ride On cable set, providing a sealed system for each wire. Without contamination and the higher drag inherent in traditional housing, DCR reduces friction in the system by up to 25%. You'll have a lighter and more precise feel at the levers. We make sure that the cables integrate cleanly with the design of the frame rather than looking like an afterthought. DCR is a system where function, simplicity, and tidiness are paramount.
The Tapered Headtube is the foundation that provides stiffness and stability for precise handling in rough terrain.
The forces acting on a headtube can be extreme, especially on bikes with longer travel forks. Our Tapered Headtube provides improved rigidity and steering precision.
All of our bikes that use the tapered system get a 1-1/8 to 1-1/2” bearing system. We’ve found that this dimension offers the best balance of weight, function, and durability. The Tapered Headtube is also a principle element of our frame designs, whether in carbon or hydroformed aluminum, that provides greater stiffness and stability by allowing larger tube junctures.
U.F.O. U Flexion
UFO Technology eliminates pivot points to create a lighter, stiffer rear suspension without compromising performance.
We use UFO Technology when performance means everything - where the difference between winning and losing is a matter of seconds or a matter of a few extra grams. UFO stands for U Flexion Orbea.
This technology eliminates pivot points in the rear suspension to create a lighter, stiffer system. The carbon layup and tube shapes are specifically engineered to provide the flex necessary for the full range of movement required by the suspension. UFO is lighter, stronger, and more efficient. It does all this without compromise. Are you ready to surprise your rivals?
Options for colours, assemblies, sizes… we place a host of possibilities in your hands for creating your bike.
Orbea offers you options for colour, assembly, size and ergonomics: gear lengths, multiple gears, handlebar width, connecting rod length, seatpost length… in short, it adapts to you, it's created by you and for you.
We create bold products, and we set trends. We do this using the latest technology and with regard to rider input.
Orbea Design is based on four essential elements: the human factor, state-of-the-art technology, the creation process, and trends. Our logo for Orbea Design explains it perfectly; each of these four concepts is a key feature of the way we work, and each element is tied to the others. A big part of our design process involves feedback from users, test riders, and sponsored racers.
Our aim is to continue to bring you exciting designs that help you go faster and farther with greater comfort and control. We start each bike with a dream in mind - to amaze you. And we start with a challenge in mind - to offer you the very best, day after day. We’re here to build bikes for you.
Orbea provides a Lifetime Warranty on every frame. We have total confidence in our products.
Our constant efforts to ensure that Orbea bicycles are of the highest quality enable us to offer you the best guarantee possible - the Orbea Lifetime Warranty. If your frame has a manufacturing defect, we will respond quickly to solve your problem. Your warranty is activated at www.orbea.com using the unique, non-transferable registration number you'll find on the down tube of your frame.
Once the process is complete, your bike will automatically receive its lifetime warranty. We'll have a record of your bike information should it get stolen, and you'll be able to take part in our drawings and events. You'll also have access to the latest news about Orbea, its sponsored teams and riders, and new product development.