Spanish team builds lighter version of the Cape Epic winning bike

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Orbea’s Oiz is the frame that won this year’s Cape Epic. But this one is as light as you can go. (Photo: BrujulaBike)
Orbea’s Oiz is the frame that won this year’s Cape Epic. But this one is as light as you can go. (Photo: BrujulaBike)

When Speed Company Racing rode to victory on the last stage, recoding one of the most dramatic Cape Epic results in memory, few people paid attention to Georg Egger and Luka Baum’s bikes.

The German duo had endeared themselves to local fans with a carefree attitude and daring riding style. But a crucial part of Speed Company Racing’s success was Orbea's bikes.

A Spanish brand with a broad product portfolio, Orbea isn’t terribly well known among local mountain bikers. The best chance of seeing an Orbea bike in South Africa is at a triathlon event, where its Ordu bikes are highly regarded. 

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