Orbea Avant H60 Disc road bike review

Perhaps the only bike at this price point with such an integrated cockpit – but is this where you should be spending your money?

orbea avant review
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Orbea Avant H60 Disc was fun and comfortable to ride. Not as spritely as fancier frames, but still with a lot more pep than what the scales would suggest. There was ample gear range such that I never felt like I was grinding or in danger of spinning out, but the gaps between the gears were larger than ideal for all-out road riding. But a higher spec groupset seems to have been the sacrifice for the high level of cable integration – which is greater than any other bike I’ve seen at this price point. The brakes do have a lot of potential, but would need upgrades to the pads and cables to really get the best out of them.

Reasons to buy
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    Super tidy cable management

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    Robust 28mm tyres

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    Comfortable ride

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    Mudguard mounts

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    Great brake calipers

Reasons to avoid
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    Cockpit is not adjustment friendly

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    Squidgy brake cable housing

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    Only eight-speed

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    Fork doesn’t match the rear's clearances

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Designed to offer comfort over long rides, the Orbea Avant H60 Disc fits into Orbea’s range as an endurance road bike. Although by no means does that preclude you from stamping on the pedals and getting a hard training session in. Coming with 28mm tyres and room for larger, dabbling in a little light gravel certainly isn’t off the cards.

With a heritage which dates back to 1840, you might have thought that this Spanish brand could be the oldest bike manufacturer still going. But as Orbea was originally a gun manufacturer and ‘only’ got into the bike business in 1920, that title sits instead with Bianchi – making bikes since 1885.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg