In the heart of Basque Country, three brothers created what will be known as the Orbea bike and company. They began selling handguns to governments with an ornate logo reading “OH” for Orbea Hermanos, translated to Orbea Brothers.
In 1930, Orbea Brothers permanently exited the gun business and welcomed a new age of Orbea Bicycles. Orbea Bikes gained recognition as a premier cycling brand during the Tour de France with the champion, Mariano Cañardo. This tiny workshop grew to become the first factory in a city eventually dedicated to the industry, with relentless work and ambition.
When new markets emerged and the American penchant for cycling exploded, they turned their gaze toward Europe for guidance, innovative products, and novel designs. Orbea, as one of cycling’s oldest companies, took the lead.
The Basque Country has an innate passion for cycling, a perpetual love of the sport from edge to edge. It is a paradise for a cyclist to take on the road, on a bike sharing experiences with friends, but also a land of cycling champions and legends, who suffer to conquer the peaks. It’s in this environment that the Orbea mountain bikes have thrived, making cycling integral in the fabric of Basque Country society.
Base Camp Cyclery is proud to be an Orbea bike dealer and bring a part of Orbea’s long tradition to Denver with seven Orbea bikes; Gain All-Road, Gain Road, Katu, Katu E, Occam TR, Oiz, and the Orbea Rallon.
The Orbea Rallon is the difference between the tentative first go of the year and the ripping third lap of a midsummer day. It’s the ease of knowing your suspension is dialed. It’s a boost of confidence, speed, and control when a bit more of any could make a winning formula.
Enduralin is the extra bit of fun that turns a good ride into a great one – the shouting of the crowd, a flow state of euphoria, cowbells, chainsaws, accelerated reaction time and enhanced perception.
Orbea Rallon; the difference between a Good Time and All-Time.
The Orbea Gain is designed to enhance your ride, not dominate it. As an e-bike, the Enough Power and Enough Energy concepts result in an exceptionally lightweight, sportive and rideable bike – a machine that heeds the call of the open road.
This Orbea bike embraces your sweat and hard work and works in unison with your efforts to tick off the kilometers. System interfaces are modern, integrated and sleek. The Orbea Gain has no bulky components to reduce the riding experience, distractions have been minimized so it’s just you, Gain, and the hours ahead.
Natural progression leads to more aggressive trails.
Riders want an Orbea mountain bike with more travel, larger tires, extra stability and more opportunity for MyO Lite customization. The Occam TR checks all the boxes – Occam TR gets more aggressive with a 130mm fork, sturdier rubber, and wider rims.
Orbea offers products “outside the box” and has redesigned the rear triangle to create a highly-anticipated 27,5″ PLUS model. Run 29″x2.4″ tires or 27,5″ x 3.0″.
Occam TR is ready when the trail gets bigger.
Orbea Oiz is familiar with the hard work it takes to reach summits, leaderboards and podium steps. This Orbea mountain bike doesn’t need to fabricate a pedigree for this phenomenon – two world championships prove Oiz is a thoroughbred.
Oiz and serious cross-country are synonymous, its presence on the World Cup is undeniable. Is the lightest, stiffest and most efficient machine available whether you pin on a number or take it up to the highest peak on your afternoon ride.
Oiz has what you need to get there-there is no better weapon to aim for the top.
The world is continually evolving. Our customs, spaces, and needs have reached a turning point.
The Orbea Katu is a platform that is especially sensitive to the new way in which we move about the city, designed for both those who want to get started in urban cycling and those who are already very experienced or even professionals.
Practicality, style, environmental friendliness, and urban coexistence are the main pillars of this new product that Orbea bikes have introduced to you in different electric and non-electric versions. Enjoy discovering everything about the Katu, from the general concept to how Orbea has taken care of every last detail.
Orbea bikes continue to be one of the most popular and well-made mountain bike brands in the game. Ask anyone who has taken a spin on one, and they’ll tell you the experience is second to none. To demo or rent one of our popular Orbea bikes, stop by the shop or call 720-612-4962.