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Orbia (sp?) frames - ever heard of them?(7 posts)

Orbia (sp?) frames - ever heard of them?Woof the dog
Feb 20, 2002 1:04 AM
my turn to ask about frames/bikes. Starship tubing = super fragile? I think they are made in Spain. I don't know the site either, anyone else does?

thanx a bunch

Feb 20, 2002 1:20 AM
They are getting into the UK market - a chum of mine sells them in his shop, and thinks quite highly of them. They certainly look nice. They are indeed made in Spain.

Don't know if they have a web stie, but if you search under the name, you'll get plently of hits.
Orbea ratherWoof the dog
Feb 20, 2002 1:29 AM
site is, but it doesn't seem to work. hmmmm

Orbea ratherscruffyduncan
Feb 20, 2002 2:38 AM
a guy I worked with bought one as his first road bike in order to train for a triathlon. It was reasonably light and reliable, he liked it and it only cost him £400. nmcyclopathic
Feb 20, 2002 6:22 AM
Feb 20, 2002 2:37 AM
Make a full range of frames - steel to starship - well-respected, used by Euskaltel-Euskadi team with much success. Local riders here are impressed and have been getting good results. Certainly not fragile any more than any other starship frame. Uses Zeus forks on all but the top frame which uses Time.
re: Orbia (sp?) frames - ever heard of them?FlyByWire
Feb 20, 2002 7:56 AM
Orbea frames come from the Basque area of Spain. I ride with a club in the Chicagoland area and one of my fellow riders has become an Orbea distributor. I asked about the Starship frame - he mentioned a rider weight limit of 190 lbs. Hope that helps.

Bill Coffee