I think there is a lot of inaccurate information at that site. From what I've read in multiple places, Orbea's carbon frames are made in Taiwan by Martec. They are made in two pieces, the front and rear triangles, that are then glued together and painted in Spain. My Opal doesn't say "Made in Spain" anywhere on the frame, but I've seen that on one of Orbea's aluminum frames that really is made in Spain. And lifetime warranties are not "almost unheard of." My old Litespeed and my Klein mountain bike both have lifetime warranties on the frame, and a lot of other companies offer a lifetime warranty, even on carbon frames.mark_melb said:
good. i'm sure we're all looking forward to your decision. ultimately, you'll love the onix. out of stiff, comfy, and light, it is definitely stiff and compliant. not as light as some frames, but not heavy by any stretch. i've got 1400 miles on mine and love it. good luck and enjoy the process....mark_melb said:Okay, I'll be spending some time in the shop on Saturday after one of my last early morning Cannondale R800 rides. I'm quite keen on the Onix and they are offering ITM Carbon stem and bars (the ones with the flat bits.......very nice......and SPD-SL pedals all thrown in for well below RRP for the standard setup. Don't I feel special?!
I'll report back for all.
hmmm, i've never had any problems with twitchy handling. i can go no handed fairly easily and it's been rock solid up to the mid 40 mph range.cptab said:I just took a ride on a 51cm Onix and compared to my c'dale caad 5, it felt twitch. Does anyone know the wheelbase for the Onix? I couldn't seem to find it online.
Unfortunately, I got a flat and had to cab back to the store. NOt sure if that is a sign of my future luck w/ that bike or the store! (actually, the mechanic/sales person was very good, but I'm not sure owner really paid much attention). Hope to try it again to see if I can get comfortable w/ it.
eh, any number of things can get you. i know when i was testing bikes, awk bar position or something you aren't comfortable with fit wise can throw you off. i rode a pinarello that had the step flipped up and i swore i was going to crash the thing. it was probably mental. have the shop do some tinkering to get you in a comfortable position before you set out to test. or as close as possible anyway.cptab said:Thanks. I'm not sure why it felt twitchy...it was the same feeling I had on the Madone and is probably just something I'm going to have to get used to when I upgrade from my 53 cm Cannondale Caad 5.