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.
Below are just a few examples from the 2023 range. If you would like to know more or would like to reserve one of the 2023 bikes we having coming, then please email, call or pop in to the shop.