The number and quality of bike manufacturers is extremely varied now. People are very knowledgeable about bikes and also technically demanding in terms of what they want from their bicycle. Bike manufacturers are catering to this more sophisticated consumer. Particularly respected are Orbea bikes, a Spanish manufacturer, based in the Pyrenees and making bikes since the 1930s.
Orbea specialises in mountain bikes and their bikes, ridden by the Eukatel team, have won mountain stages of the Tour de France. There are various kinds of mountain bikes made by Orbea. Alma, Sport and Pellejo are hard tailed mountain bikes with state of the art design. Occam, Rallon and Oiz are mountain bikes designed with full suspension. There are different designs of each of these Orbea mountain bikes and they cost in the thousands.
Orbea doesn't just make mountain bikes. It is possible to buy Orbea road bikes too. There are four main types of road bikes, with a variety of models in each range. The Orca is the widest range, with twenty models. It is also the most expensive road bike range. The Lobular, Aqua and Fitness ranges cost less and have fewer models in each range. The range of road bikes caters to road cyclists of all ages and ability.
With the prestige of Orbea UK cyclists consider it to be one of the world's premier ranges. Whilst Orbea bikes may not be cheap, they do offer excellent quality and design for the serious cyclist and both mountain and road bikes are available at stockists of Orbea UK wide.