Orbea Onix Dama TPX Bike 2013As most high-end bicycle manufacturers outsource product engineering, Orbea demonstrates a rare paradigm of in-house engineering. By conducting all engineering within the walls of their Basque foundation, Orbea is able to relentlessly tweak until perfection is met. In 2013, the Onix returned to the Orbea line-up with a design that hails from their top-of-the-line Orca model. The frame and fork are constructed with Orbea’s bronze-level carbon fiber for weight savings, vibration dampening and comfort for the long haul. Compared to the Orca, the Onix Dama TPX head tube is one cm longer and angled to offer an upright position for added stability without compromising performance. A more upright position makes the Onix Dama TPX a perfect choice for versatile riding, from lunch rides to endurance rides, we know it’s not always a breakneck race to the finish line. Orbea paired their Onix Dama TPX with Sram Apex, a true workhorse in their componentry lineup. With Apex shifters and derailleurs, you will find responsiveness with every upshift and downshift. Certainly, you’ll never run out of gears as the road gradient rises.