2019 Orbea Avant H30 Bike
Just because carbon has taken over the cycling world doesn’t mean that there is no room for any other material. The Obrea Avant Hydro shows just how perfect a skillfully made aluminum bike can be for all your two wheeled adventures.
Hydroforming the tubes means that they can pressurize and manipulate the material to the point that there is no wasted material, and all the tube shapes offer the precise butting that Orbea wants. So those tubes that need to stand up to the greatest pressures, like the down tube and chainstays, will get the thickness and shape that will allow them to offer a super stiff ride. And in the meantime, those tubes that need to be durable and strong, but offer a little springiness at the same time, can get the shape and sizing that will allow them to do their jobs, like the seatstays and seat tube. That all sounds pretty obvious, but the art is in being able to make it happen, which Orbea does with ease.
To keep this endurance-oriented bike comfortable, Orbea has been careful to apply a slightly more relaxed geometry to the frame, and adjusts it according to frame size so that riders of all sizes will experience the same level of comfort and control. Orbea has also chosen to use an English threaded 68mm bottom bracket, which will make your mechanic happy, and save you from that infernal squeak that all too regularly plagues press fits. This is a bike built for durability and long term maintenance in mind. But it also has its finger on the pulse of performance with precise handling offered by the carbon fork. The classic 27.2mm seat tube will allow you to fit nearly any seatpost you’d like, and offers a diameter that will introduce that extra level of compliancy to keep road vibrations away from your bum.
The Obrea Avant Hydro is available in three complete builds that will offer different Shimano builds from Sora to 105. They will help you find that perfect balance between performance and price with hardly a compromise. Available in seven sizes, the Avant Hydro is the perfect bike to get you out on long rides in comfort.
Frame: Avant hydroformed triple butted aluminum
Fork: Avant carbon fork, aluminum steerer, 1.125” head tube
Headset: 1 1/8” semi-integrated aluminum cup
Brakes: Orbea OC-II
Shifters: Shimano 105 R7000
Crank: FSA Omega Megaexo 34x50t
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5801
Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000 11-32T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000 GS
Chain: Fsa Team Issue
Wheelset: Shimano RS100 Clincher
Tires: Vittoria Zafiro IV 700x25 26TPI
Handlebar: Orbea OC-II
Handlebar Tape: Anti-slippery/shockproof bar tape
Stem: Orbea OC-II
Seatpost: Orbea OC-I Carbon 27.2x350mm
Saddle: Selle Royal Seta RS
Sizes: 47cm | 49cm | 51cm | 53cm | 55cm | 57cm | 60cm |
Colors: Black Red White, Blue Green