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Rare Orbea Ordu stolen from TCR Show

If you spot one of these it may well be nicked

Somebody went home with more than just good memories of a fine day out at the TCR show on Saturday – they also took an Orbea Ordu TRI1 bike worth £6800.

The bike is a 51cm machine identical to the one pictured here except that it had a Zeus carbon chainset. There are only a handful of complete bikes like this in the country plus a few more frames. So if anyone should offer you a 51cm Ordu frame, Or a set of Zipp Vuka handlebars, or 808 wheels Orbea UK would very much like to hear from you. You can email them by clicking on the link or call 01449 711632. Or you can call Esher Police, 08451 252222 quoting Crime Number EL 09993.

The Ordu was one of a number of test bikes that Orbea had at the show. It is pretty rare to get the chance of riding something quite that high end in the try out area of a show and this theft may well mean that it will get rarer still and that other manufacturers will think twice about letting the public test their bikes in future – which would be a shame for everyone.

Oh, and in case you're tempted, jokes about the police being on the lookout for a small, fast-moving, lycra-clad figure in an aero tuck will not be appreciated at Orbea HQ.


Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.

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