Bikes We Ride: Robert's Orbea Avant with Ares 3

We’d love to say Robert, our international sales and customer service guru, moved to a disc brake road
frame to improve his riding (and stopping) experience in our PNW winters, but his stubborn refusal to
ride with us in the rain suggests otherwise. If that’s cowardice or intelligence is a personal call, but
there’s no debating the beauty of this ride.

Like most of us, he sourced his bike and parts through friends in the industry – most notably our beloved
rep, Keith Seed whose services we share with Orbea. With the Orbea Avant frame as the heart of the
ride he built up a sweet machine that balances quality with a real-person budget.

Bike: Orbea Avant Disc frame and fork
Wheels: Ares3 Disc w/red coated hubs
Groupset: Ultegra Di2 drivetrain
Brakes: Ultegra brakes and rotors
Cockpit: FSA SLK bars, stem, seatpost, and headset
Saddle: Forte Pro SL saddle
Pedals: Speedplay Zero pedals
Tires: Schwalbe Pro One tires 32mm
Head Light: Niterider Swift 500 light
Tail Light: CatEye rear blinker
Accessories: Blackburn Bottle cages and saddle bag

Parts compiled, he handed it off to another long-time local friend and partner, Len’s Bikes just across the
road in Springfield, OR where it was assembled. From there it was love at first ride.
This bike’s balance of performance, style and sensibility are reflections of the balanced, fun-loving and
helpful person that make Robert an irreplaceable part of our team. Give him a call next time you’ve got
a question and he’ll point you in the right direction.

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