Cycles UK is proud to announce we are stocking the Orbea Brand bicycles for 2021, but who are Orbea Bikes?
Orbea pronounced Or-bay-ah is named after the brothers who founded the company in 1840. Initially, the company manufactured rifles and guns. The company has been making bikes since the early 1930s and winning Tour de France stages for just as long. Not forgetting, Orbea bikes were ridden by the gold medal winners in both mountain and road events at the Beijing Olympics. In the late ’60s, the Orbea company became a co-op. Many of the Co-op owners are relatives and long time Orbea employees. All Orbea Bikes are assembled at the Orbea Factory based in the heart of the Basque country in Northern Spain. Orbea is one of the oldest and best-respected bike companies in Europe.
Orbea does things a little differently from many of the big American bike brands. The heart of Orbea’s manufacturing is still in Spain and Portugal. Parts are shipped in from all over the world and then assembled as they are needed. This means Orbea can offer much more customised service. This includes the ability to swap out colours and parts on most of their higher-end bikes to suit individual customers.
Although not being best known in the UK for their road bikes, the Orbea Avant range is very popular with a price range starting at £779
Orbea also has a growing reputation as a mountain bike brand with the Occam full suspension bike range.
Orbea also makes a comprehensive range of kids bikes, hybrids bikes, electric and commuting machines.
Cycles UK aims to become the leading Orbea dealers in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London. We will be stocking a wide range of Orbea road, mountain and electric bikes online and in our stores for 2021.