Orbea Advanced Dynamics
Advanced Dynamics is at the heart of every Orbea suspension bike. But what does Advanced Dynamics actually mean? And why should you care about it at all?
Advanced Dynamics is a computer-aided development process that Orbea have developed together with CEIT (Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Tecnológicas). Using this simulation, the developers can virtually test and tune all their damping systems. They have access to a huge database that includes not only countless damper settings, but also the behaviour of individual components. For example, Orbea's developers can test a set-up with a virtual rider applying pressure to the pedals, saddle and handlebars. They can adapt the test to look at different variables, such as height, weight or riding style. And they can even have this virtual rider ride with different tyre pressures over different tracks.
But Advanced Dynamics is, of course, only part of the development. The people at Orbea ride the bikes themselves, listen to feedback from dealers, study the opinions of the trade media and test the bikes with their race teams. And of course they also listen to the voices of you, the customers. Then they build the prototypes, but that costs a lot of time and money. But in cooperation with Advanced Dynamics, Orbea is starting at a very high level here. Because thanks to the data obtained, the test rides with the prototypes are really only about the final touches and not about keeping their fingers crossed that the bike behaves at least approximately as they imagined. When the first rides finally take place on the trails, the staff at Orbea can concentrate fully on fine-tuning the suspension and spring curves together with the experienced shock manufacturers.
Many people may assume that other manufacturers also develop their suspension bikes in this way, but this is not the case. The combination of Orbea's Advanced Dynamics test database and a particularly close collaboration with shock manufacturers is unique in the industry.
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