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Orbea Bikes - Buying Noob question(4 posts)

Orbea Bikes - Buying Noob questionhulksmash
Jul 29, 2002 7:23 AM
Anyone own one? Anyone have any comments on either the Excler8r, Starship or Ultrafoco frames? Are they quality frames up there with the better brands? Any and all comments would be appreciated.
I rode a Starshipalansutton
Jul 29, 2002 10:36 AM
Nice ridding bike. Paint job looks a bit cheesy, but then agin you get what you pay for.
Cheesy as in you din't like the paint?DY
Jul 29, 2002 8:19 PM
You know it is available in about 20 different colors, so the cheese factor is up to the rider.

Getting what you pay for, well I would say a top line tube set, under 1000 gram weight, lifetime warranty and heat treating in Italy at the Columbus factory would qualify as a great value and getting a lot for "what you pay for". I guess I am biased, I love the bikes.
Yeah, lots of paint optionshulksmash
Jul 30, 2002 9:51 AM
Hmmm,
I guess that to each their own. There were some paint jobs on their site that were downright cool. Plus they do seem like a good deal, all other frames made from the same materials (ie Starship tubing, Columbus seatstays etc) by other companies tend to cost a lot more. I was just trying to find out if their geometry and riding were any good. Paint jobs are down the list on features for me that make a bike.