Orbea Onix £1625

Provides comfort and fun in equal measure

BikeRadar score 3/5

Orbea’s Onix boasts a very good frame and some very neat design touches like the way the cables are routed through the head tube logo. It’s also comfortable, light handling, and in spite of a slight tendency to oversteer, it climbs and descends well.

As with most bikes at this price there are some inevitable equipment compromises, and the Vittoria Zaffiro tyres are a little out of place. These are £8 tyres, and while they’re okay in the dry they’re not the best for wet rides. The Orbea is best suited to long rides in the saddle; one for the sportive rider not the wannabe racer.

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