The innovative shapes of our bicycles originate in the Orbea Aerodynamics Investigation Zone. We optimize aerodynamics and stiffness at the same time.
AIZonE was created it because we recognized that aerodynamics and rigidity are the two most important parameters to consider when developing fast bicycles. Both of these elements must be optimized to create a bicycle frame that is not only fast, but that can also efficiently transmit your power to the rear wheel.
We use AIZonE as a guideline that we follow when we develop new bikes. Our goal is to reduce the aerodynamic drag without detriment to the stiffness of the frame. We’re creating faster, more stable bikes, and these developments ensure that you can go as fast as possible while using a minimum amount of energy.
Attraction isolates road vibrations so that you may realize your best performance. It also optimizes traction and the application of power to the ground.
Attraction insulates you from the realities of the road surface. This allows you to ride at peak performance, have more control, and benefit from more traction at all times. When you hit bumps, the compressive forces are converted into shear movement in the distinctive twists and bends on the seatstays.
This conversion of forces absorbs energy from the bump force and improves comfort over irregular road surfaces. While Attraction allows you to ride faster and farther, it has no effect on the ability of the rear triangle to transfer your power from the pedals to the pavement. Attraction is where comfort and performance are one.
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 advantages of Monocoque technology are numerous. It gives us freedom of design, perfection of form, durability, and fatigue resistance.
Monocoque guarantees a carbon structure with optimum performance and long term reliability, and it’s the only way we’ve ever done it. We mold the one-piece structures so that each tube is connected to the next, with continuous fibers through each critical juncture. As you ride, your bike will be subjected to a variety of forces – tension, compression, torsion, etc. Our monocoque frames allow optimal distribution of these forces over the entire structure because of the perfect fusion of the composite materials.
This is why we can offer a lifetime warranty. Monocoque assures a stable structure with properties that are guaranteed not to change over time.
Our design technique conceives each size individually so that each model offers the same ride and handling properties across the size range.
SSN is more than a technology. It’s the way we build our bikes. We recognize that not all users are the same. Therefore, each of our bike models is custom tuned by size.
Each frame size is designed individually, aligning the structure according to the desired stiffness as required by the intended cyclist’s size and body mass. By creating unique structures throughout the size range, we achieve a supreme ride quality and a balanced feel. Each size gets optimized tube diameters, in addition to a specific carbon fiber lay-up. This is a quality standard that we guarantee on our products and one which is far above the average standard required.
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.