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Orbea Avant M30 Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2014

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New road, gravel grinders, whatever you want to call them, there's no denying their immense popularity as of late. However, so much of what passes in those circles are heavy, flex'y beasts that are far too cumbersome to be inspiring when you really want to fly. Needless to say, we were thrilled when Orbea released the Avant series, and in particular, the Avant M30 Complete Road Bike. The disc and rim brake compatible frame and fork borrow heavily from the Orca line, with a revamped fit structure that augments the Basque brand's racing heritage with a slightly more relaxed position. The M30 version's Ultegra build kit is a workhorse, making it an ideal match for a bike like the Avant. Think of it as a race bike that's just as happy on a dirt road as it is on perfect ribbons of pavement.

Starting with the Avant's geometry, Orbea's engineers leaned on a more upright position in comparison to the race-bred Orca. This is based on one of its redesigned stack-and-reach models, which, at its basic form, means that the seven frame sizes grow proportionately in both stack and reach as frame sizes grow. For reference, frame stack is the vertical length from the bottom bracket to the top of the head tube. Frame reach is defined as the horizontal length from the bottom bracket to the center of the head tube. This geometry serves to correctly fit riders of any stature, either male or female. The Avant's geometry model emphasizes closer reach/higher stack compared to the Orca. This yields a longer head tube and higher hand position, with the handlebars sitting a bit closer to the saddle. This slightly upright positioning provides the optimal blend of speed and long distance comfort that's more suitable for a variety of cyclists' body types.

For the frame's construction, Orbea employed its OMP (Orbea Monocoque Performance) layup. This involves molding one-piece structures so that each tube is connected to the next, with continuous carbon fibers running through each critical juncture. Because of this layup schedule, load forces are distributed over the entire frame structure, which provides the ideal blend of stiffness and overall compliance. Compared to the Orca's OMR (Orbea Monocoque Race) layup, the Avant's OMP relies on different carbon properties that keep the stiffness exceptionally high, yet it provides a more comfortable ride that's ideal for a variety of road and gravel conditions. However, the tube shapes borrow many of the Orca's same clean lines, wearing slightly aerodynamic profiles throughout that add speed into the frame's comfort and durability equation.

Leading off the frame's versatile features, the Avant is both rim and disc brake compatible. The M30 version is spec'd with Orbea branded rim brake calipers, but both the frame and fork include the appropriate mounts for disc brakes, should you choose to upgrade in the future. Mounting for the center bolt front caliper is standard, but the rear caliper has been cleanly tucked away from the wind, positioned under the chainstays using a dual-bolt design. And since rim-brake wheels are 130mm-spaced at the rear hub, Orbea includes 2.5mm inserts that bolt into the rear dropouts in order to reduce the frame's 135mm spacing. The Avant's cable routing is internal, and by swapping the cable stops and port covers, the move between mechanical and electronic shifting systems is made seamless. Orbea didn't stop there, as it added sleek threaded fender and rack mounts that, when not installed, remain hidden and out of the way.

For the build of the Avant M30, Orbea complemented the carbon frame's PFBB86 with Shimano's new, 11-speed Ultegra 6800 groupset. Braking duties are handled by Orbea branded calipers, which provide the necessary clearance for the larger tires that the Avant accommodates. An Ultegra compact 50/34t crankset, mated to an Ultegra 11-28t cassette, provides a large range of gears. This makes the Avant fully-equipped for both hilly and flat terrain. Cockpit duties are handled by an Orbea stem and compact handlebar, with an FSA 1-1/8 to 1-1/2in integrated headset keeping things running smoothly up front. The saddle is Selle Italia's Nekkar Flow, bolted atop an Orbea carbon seatpost. It rolls on Orbea aero wheels that are wrapped in 25mm Vittoria Zaffiro tires.

The Orbea Avant M30 Complete Road Bike is available in six sizes from 49 to 60cm and in the colors Carbon/red and Carbon/pink.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
1.125 x 1.5 in FSA Integrated Tapered Headset
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
50/34 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
not included
11-28 t Shimano Ultegra CS-6800
Shimano Ultegra CN-6800
Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Calipers:
Orbea Alu
Orbea Road
Orbea Alu
Selle Italia Nekkar Flow
Orbea Carbon
Vittoria Zaffiro
Tire Size:
700 c x 25 mm
Recommended Use:
road and off-road racing and riding
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart


Avant M30

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube






Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop


Bottom Bracket Height



47cm 41.0cm 51.6cm 51.7cm 36.3cm 71.4cm 11.3cm 71.2o 73.5o 7.25cm 27.0cm 41.4cm 97.8cm 90mm 170mm
49cm  42.0cm 52.6cm 53.6cm 36.7cm 72.9cm 12.9cm 71.4o 73.5o 7.25cm 27.0cm  41.4cm 98.6cm 90mm 170mm
51cm  47.0cm 53.5cm 55.5cm 37.1cm 76.3cm 14.7cm 71.8o 73.5o 7.25cm 27.0cm  41.4cm 99.2cm 100mm 170mm
53cm  49.0cm 54.9cm 57.3cm 37.8cm 78.1cm 16.5cm 72o 73.5o 7.25cm 27.0cm  41.4cm 99.4cm 110mm 172.5mm
55cm 51.0cm 56.3cm 59.6cm 38.3cm 79.6cm 18.8cm 72.5o 73.2o 7.25cm 27.0cm  41.8cm 100.5cm 110mm 172.5mm
57cm  53.0cm 57.9cm 61.5cm 39.2cm 81.3cm 20.5cm 73o 73o 7.25cm 27.0cm  41.8cm 101.4cm 120mm 175mm
60cm  56.0cm 59.4cm 63.6cm 40.0cm 83.8cm 22.6cm 73.5o 73o 7.25cm 27.0cm  41.8cm 102.4cm 130mm 175mm

Geometry Chart

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  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Gave this as a gift

"It has been everywhere with me, through rain, bugs, heat, etc. Love it more and more every time i ride it!"

Still love it!

underrated performer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have ridden 5k bikes that don't ride as well or perform as well as the Orbea. Top tube angle makes it really easy to dial in fit for anyone but particularly if you have had trouble sizing a bike and getting comfortable. Shimano ultegra is flawless on it, wheelset is so/so and fine for training but if your getting serious I would upgrade those first. If you have any other questions on the Avant M30 you can contact me here at

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Hi Do you know the weight of the M10 -...


Do you know the weight of the M10 - Rim brakes and Ultegra Di2?

About the delivery times?

I'm really considering buying one.


Gave this as a gift.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave this as a gift and have information to report:

"I am so pleased with this bike. I was having a really hard time finding a bike because there aren't many women specific bikes on competitive cyclist. I have long legs and short torso and this bike fit me very well. I am 5'4.5 with a 30.5in inseam and got size 49. This bike is meant to be a more relaxed ride but it is more of a traditional road bike for me.

I got the pink one and am very pleased with the color. The colors in the picture are very accurate."

Gave this as a gift.


The Avant will be my next bike, I'm considering the M10.

How much does it weights?

Any plans to sell the M30D (disc brake)...

Any plans to sell the M30D (disc brake) version? If yes, any timeline on when it might be available?


At the moment we don't regularly stock the M30D variant of the Avant, but we can do special orders in certain cases. Please give me a call directly at 801-736-6396 x4378 or e-mail me at