5 Things You Don’t Know About ORBEA

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Tarson Marketing Representatives, Orbea Brand Ambassador Ras Angela W and Unai Diego at Orbea Dealers Meeting.
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13th Mar 2018, Kuala Lumpur – Tarson Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd held Orbea Malaysia Dealers Meeting 2018 at Cititel Mid Valley today. The event, which welcomed about 20 Orbea Malaysian dealers and members of the media from all over Malaysia, and invited Unai Diego, the Asia-Pacific Director of Orbea to present an introduction of the brand and a closer look at Orbea products, and custom-made bicycles – Myo System.

You have probably heard of Orbea. However, if you haven’t, Orbea is a bicycle manufacturer in Mallabia, Spain. It was founded in 1840 as a rifle and gun producer, then started producing bicycles in the 1930s.

In honor of this occasion, we had an opportunity to speak closely to Unai Diego, the Asia-Pacific Director of Orbea who is currently based in Hong Kong and shared some intriguing facts about Orbea that perhaps you didn’t know about.

Unai Diego
  1. Orbea is Spain’s co-operative bike company.

It is a member-owned business structure, all of whom have equal voting rights regardless of their level of involvement or investment. All members are expected to help run the cooperative. In Orbea, there are about 200 shareholders.

2. Orbea has sponsored and supplied bikes to professional cycling teams.

One of the teams included Euskaltel-Euskadi, a professional road bicycle racing team from Spain and another team was the Herring Gas Team in the USA; whereas Team Cofidis and Clif Pro Team in the present.

Ibon Zugasti & Tomi Misser from Orbea Factory Team.

On 2nd January 2017, Orbea debuted Orbea Factory Team, and these people are Ibon Zugasti and Tomi Misser. These two cyclists will open your eyes from the inside at some of the year’s main events: the Tour de France, XC World Cup in Vallnord, and more.

3. Orbea won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Ironman World Triathlon Championships. In honor of Samuel Sanchez’s victory in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Orbea produced Olympics edition bicycle frames in gold.

Samuel Sanchez rode an Orbea Orca Carbon to win the road race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics while Julien Absalon won the mountain gold on an Orbea Alma. Besides, Orbea Ordu delivered the three-time Ironman World Triathlon Champion (2008, 2009, 2011) to his victories in his first two wins (He switched to another brand for the 2011 race.).

 

 

 

 

 

Credit: velonews.com

In honor of Samuel’s Beijing victory, Orbea produced 88 pieces of Orca gold bicycle frames with the number eight, a lucky number in China all over the frame.

4. The name of “Orbea Orca” Road Bike is a portmanteu of ORbea CArbon.

Orbea’s highest-quality, fast, stiff, and aerodynamic racing bike has been professionally ridden by cyclists to date.

5. There are at least 13 Orbea authorized dealers in Malaysia.

If you are intrigued by Orbea’s facts as much as we are and planning to find out more about the brand and places to purchase its products, see below for the contacts that you are able to reach out to.

1.
Brother Fine Enterprise
LOT 1646B, Jalan Sungai Ramal Dalam, Kampung Sungai Ramal Dalam, 43000
Kajang, Selangor
014 6469476
https://www.facebook.com/Kedai-Basikal-Brother-Fine-169961176973444/

2.
Foresttrek Cycle Centre
169, Jalan 16, Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
017-8730100
https://www.facebook.com/foresttrekcyclecentre/

3.
H2C Hee Hong Cycle
18, Jalan Nirwana 1,Tmn Nirwana, Kampung Pandan
Dalam,68000 Kuala Lumpur.
03-9285 4681
https://www.facebook.com/TeamH2C/

4.
Kedai Basikal MK
45, Jalan Mohd Tahir 8, OFF Jalan Sungai Jati, 41000 Klang ,Selangor
012 656 7383
https://www.facebook.com/MK.CYCLING.SHOP/

5.
DR LIM Cycle
No 12, Jalan Medan Niaga, Taman Seri Firdaus, 01000 Kangar, Perlis
012-597 9688
https://www.facebook.com/DR-LIM-Cycle-130964170944441/

6.
Far East Cycle
No 6,Lorong Koperasi 1,Medan Koperasi,34000,Taiping Perak
Taiping, Perak
012-5157559
https://www.facebook.com/fareastcyc/

7.
SBH Bicyles Sdn. Bhd.
48, Jalan Ong Kim Wee
Melaka
06-2831477
https://www.facebook.com/sbh.bicycles/

8.
Unique Probike
14-G Block B Jalan BK 5a/2c,Bandar Kinrara 5, 47180 Puchong, Selangor
012-7909138
https://www.facebook.com/uniqueprobike/

9.
Rahang Cycle
98, Jalan Tuanku Antah, Seremban, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
06-7647576,010-5407576,016-620 9635
https://www.facebook.com/RahangCycle/

10.
Pro Cyclist
554V, Jalan Air Itam, 11400 Penang
04 827 7811
https://www.facebook.com/Pro-Cyclist-227884527595063/

11.
Perniagaan Mewah Jaya
737, Jalan Kuala Kangsar,Taman Tasek Jaya,31400 Ipoh, Perak
05-5469899, 012-5822808
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=308683535819632

12.
JBS Bike Trading
NO.10, Jalan Diplomatik P 15,Presint 15, Putrajaya, 62050 KL
013-9803366, 09-5733080
https://www.facebook.com/jbsbicycle/

13.
JBS Bike Trading
NO.4J Jalan Besar,25000 Kuantan, Pahang
013-9803366
https://www.facebook.com/jbsbicycle/
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Elaine Lo is the Sports Editor, who writes and edits personality and product features, and news; produces coverage of domestic and international cycling events and races.

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