Orbea Avant M20D Bike 2015
A carbon workhorse with disc brakes that will gladly commute to work on Friday, climb a fire road on Saturday, and race a proper crit on Sunday.
When we ponder today's road movement, it's clear that a popularity of "gravel" riding and racing has flowered, bringing about the demand for carbon drop-bar bikes with more overall versatility. The Avant is the all-road brainchild of Orbea's seventy plus years of using pure passion and in-house engineering to produce bicycles that meet the wants and needs of the modern cyclist. Since thoroughbred racers make up a relatively small fraction of the road cyclist population, the Avant delivers a formidable blend of comfort, endurance, and versatility for those who put a value on distance over speed. Nevertheless, the Avant should never be counted out on race day. Using Orbea's OMP carbon fiber construction, the Avant M20D frame is willing and able to fly over roads similar to Europe's iconic cobbled sectors.
Knowing that those who ultimately choose the Avant are undoubtedly strong cyclists who seek a more efficient position for journeying longer distances over varying terrain, Orbea has factored in an ergonomic design for conserving energy and increasing comfort during the long haul. This by no means equates to a bike that lacks force, but one that will reduce stress on the body so that every ounce of power is devoted to the pedal stroke. The seat stays and seat tube have been shaped specifically to enhance vertical stiffness for less repetitive stress on the body, while the higher stack, shorter reach, broader wheelbase, and longer chainstays increase stability and decrease vibration. This minimizes the amount of effort needed for taming your horse, leaving more energy to gut out the late miles.
Fully aware of the plethora of varying terrain, conditions, and practicalities the adventurist is likely to encounter, the Avant is all about providing choices for compliance. With a drivetrain dominated by the Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed group, the Avant M20D captures the perfect combination of value and performance. Venturing deeper into uncharted territory, discreet fender and rack mounts allow the Avant to become its alter ego commuter/touring rig. Once the work week has concluded, the concealed mounting bosses are sure to go unnoticed at the weekend's gran fondo. As more and more roadies are fancying wider tire sizes, the Avant has the tire clearance to accommodate up to 28mm tires which are ideal for hard-pack dirt exploration, and also significantly increase comfort and stability during lengthy days in the saddle.
Avant M20D Features:
- Avant OMP (Orbea Monocoque Performance) carbon frameset bestows sharp handling and lightning quick acceleration
- Shimano R785 Hydraulic disc brakes deliver more efficient, all-weather braking
- Clearance for up to 28c tires and discreet fender and rack mounts enhance the adventurous spirit
- Orbea EC/DC or Electronic Circuit/Direct Cable system is compatible with electronic or mechanical shifting
- Internal Direct Cable Routing protects the cables from contamination, reduces friction, and enhances durability
- Wide PF86 bottom bracket shell increases efficiency and rigidity without adding weight
- Oversized tapered headtube (1-? - 1.5") improves stiffness and steering precision
- Hand painted using environmental-friendly low-VOC, water based paints
- Orbea Lifetime Warranty
|Frame||Avant carbon OMP, monocoque, tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", PF 86mm, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, disc brake compatible, 135mm - 130mm convertible rear spacing, 27,2 mm seat tube.|
|Fork||Orbea Avant OMP carbon fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", disc brake compatible, internal cable routing, carbon dropouts|
|Headset||FSA 1-1/8 - 1-1/2" Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 6800|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 6800|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra 6800 34x50t |
(47-53cm) 170mm, (55-57cm) 172.5mm, (60cm) 175mm
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra 6800|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28t 11-Speed|
|Brakes||Shimano R785 Hydraulic Disc|
|Wheelset||Vision Team 30 Clincher|
|Tires||Challenge Forte Race 700x25 120TPI|
|Handlebar||FSA Gossamer Compact |
(47-49cm) 380mm, (51-53cm) 400mm, (55-60cm) 420mm
|Stem||FSA Gossamer Pro |
(47cm) 90mm, (49-53cm) 100mm, (55-60cm) 110mm
|Seatpost||FSA SL-K SB20 27.2x350mm|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa Evo STN size 134 mm|
|Intended Use||Race, Sport|
|Weight||18.9 lbs (53cm)|
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||410||440||470||490||510||530||560|
|Effective Top Tube (mm)||516.2||525.8||535.2||548.1||563.4||579.6||594.8|
|BB Height (mm)||269||269||269||269||269||269||269|
|BB Drop (mm)||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||113||132||150.1||165||187.6||205||226|
|Head Tube Angle||71.2°||71.4°||71.8°||72°||72.5°||73°||73°|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.2°||73°||73°|
|Standover Height (mm)||714||729||763||781||796||813||838|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||414||414||414||414||418||418||418|
|Suggested Rider Height||5'1"-5'3"||5'3"-5'5"||5'6"-5'8"||5'8"-5'10"||5'11"-6'1"||6'1"-6'3"||6'4"-6'9"|
Q & A
While this bike is compatible with Di2 systems, this particular build runs standard mechanical Shimano Ultegra components.
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