Orbea as a company has a long history. They have adapted and changed depending on the needs of the region. Over 180 years old as a brand, they are round tube experts. Think about that for a second. Starting as a small, hunting gun manufacturing operation by three brothers in the 1840s, Orbea ventured into building strollers and bassinets in the early 1900s. By the 1930s, bikes were the new iron horses and Le Tour de France was just taking off.