You knew when you planned the ride it would be a long day - a route stacked with grinding climbs and twisting descents, terrible roads with a good amount of who-knows-what-else thrown in. These rides aren't most people's idea of fun, but they sure are memorable, monumental, challenging. It’s why you keep going. You have another coffee and pull on your shoe covers to hold the weather at bay, it's going to clear out and warm up in a few hours...maybe. Grab your Avant and do a quick check before rolling into the morning mist. No other machine could better help you endure the hours of rough, exhausting conditions ahead. It's going to be a long day - and you relish it.
The Avant frame utilizes Endurance Geometry, born from years of analyzing how ergonomics can help you ride further. Unlike a racing geometry that is focused on aerodynamics, endurance ergonomics result in a bike that is easier to ride and reduces fatigue. Handling is precise and intuitive. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes to maximize rider comfort. And more comfort means longer rides. In order to increase pedaling efficiency, the headtube, downtube, and chainstays of the Avant are shaped to resist twisting and transmit power to the rear wheel. There is no doubt about it, large cross-sections and resistance to flex in the bottom of the frame translate directly to more watts on the road and a sensation that power transfer is instantaneous. The Avant fork uses a shallower, rounded-blade profile and longer fork legs to offer the best combination of elasticity, tire clearance, and torsional stiffness. The increased axle-to-crown height is offset by a shorter headtube to maintain stack measurements and improve aesthetics. Internal cable routing in the frame protects the cables from the elements and results in a cleaner look. The carefully chosen quality components ensure you keep rolling hour after hour.
- Hydroformed triple-butted aluminum frame, carbon fork
- Shimano 105 drivetrain
- Shimano RS100 wheels
|Frame||Orbea Avant hydroformed triple butted aluminum, 1-1/8" headtube, BB 68mm - BSC English, internal cable routing|
|Fork||Avant carbon fork, aluminum steerer|
|Headset||1-1/8" Semi-Integrated Aluminum Cup|
|Wheels/Rims||Shimano RS100 Clincher|
|Tires||Vittoria Zafiro IV 700 x 25c 26TPI|
|Crankset||FSA Omega Megaexo|
|Chain||Fsa Team Issue|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000 GS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 105 R7000 11-32t 11-Speed|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Seta RS|
|Seat Post||Orbea OC-I 27.2 x 350mm|
* Subject to change without notice.