this box came today because, frankly, i have to buy myself a placing in the 'cross races. the good folks at orbea keep things incredibly easy and attractive for us to buy bikes. matt long, long-time midwest fattire rider and former gary fisher rep, now works inside for orbea. he is a great guy and really into his product. orbea is just too darn cool to pass up.
opening the box treated us to a euskatel-colored 'cross bike. this is the same frame as the lobular road bike, albeit tweaked for 'cross. can't wait to get it up and running.