Orbea

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Orbea
Type Private
Industry Bicycles
Founded 1931
Headquarters Mallabia, Spain
Area served Worldwide
Products Bicycles and related components
Website orbea.com

Orbea is a bicycle manufacturer in Mallabia, Basque Country. It began in 1840 as a rifle and gun producer and began making bicycles in the 1930s. It is part of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation and Spain's largest bicycle manufacturer. Orbea designs and builds bicycles, with some of the higher-cost bikes being made in Portugal but all the others made at the Orbea factory in Mallabia; the steel-framed bikes are made of Columbus tubing.[1]

Orbea Production Models 2009
Road Mountain Triathlon Trekking
Orca Occam Ordu Cross Sport
Opal Oiz Ora Speed
Onix Rallon Aletta Equipped Sport
Arin Alma Folding
Lobular Lanza Equipped Leisure
Aqua Dakar Cross Leisure
Asphalt Sport
Flow
Pellejo
2007 Orbea Ordu carbon fiber time trial bicycle
1970 Orbea city bike

Orbea sponsors and supplies bikes to teams, including the Euskaltel-Euskadi professional team in the Basque area of Spain and the Herring Gas team [1] in the USA. Samuel Sánchez rode an Orbea Orca Carbon to win the road race at the Beijing Olympics and Julien Absalon won the mountain bike gold on an Orbea Alma. Craig Alexander, three time Ironman World Triathlon Champion (2008, 2009, 2011), rode an Orbea Ordu in his first 2 wins and although he had planned to spend the rest of his career racing on Orbea bicycles, having signed a lifetime contract with Orbea in 2010,[2] he switched to another brand for the 2011 race.[citation needed]

Orbea also manufactures and assembles bikes in China.[3]

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