We’ve always looked at the future, evolving and taking up new challenges. Now we’re much more than just a factory of bikes: we’re style, freedom, escape and, of course, sport. Our factory produced the first bicycles, and in the late 1960s we grew into a cooperative that was part of the Mondragon Corporation.We set up the first Orbea road cycling team and the MTB team, with celebrated victories like Perico Delgado’s at the Vuelta a España 1985.
In addition to the numerous victories by the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, our continuous support to new teams filled this decade with great experiences.Launch of the first Orca, Alma, new product lines like helmets, cycling apparel, Orca Triathlon, etc.
The Olympic gold medals of Samuel Sánchez and Julien Absalon, and Jean-Christophe Péraud’s silver in Beijing 2008.Although today Orbea has little in common with the original firm, the spirit, principles and commitment to quality are exactly the same.