Orbea Carpe 15 Urban Bike
The Orbea Carpe 15 urban bike is your willing partner as you hotfoot it (or is that 'hotpedal'?!) across town for an important rendezvous. This model is fully equipped with all the bike accoutrements needed to aid a year-round riding lifestyle.
Our take on the Orbea Carpe 15 Urban Bike
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We've made booking a test ride easy with our online system. Start by choosing a date and time that suits you, followed by your preferred location and finally, the model or bike type that interests you.
Once you have purchased your new bike from us, it will be put into the build queue for one of our workshops. Your bike will be built and will undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) by one of our expert mechanics. A PDI is a checklist that the mechanic follows to confirm that all parts of your new bike are up to our high standards.
Next, your bike will be prepared for shipping. Padding is used on all the necessary areas and your bike is loaded into a sturdy cardboard bike box. All the necessary paperwork and accessories will be packed inside too. Most of our cardboard and packaging are recycled from incoming deliveries. Bikes are usually delivered by DPD within the UK.
In order to package your bike safely, you will need to do a small amount of assembly when it arrives. It can vary from bike to bike, but usually you’ll need to: fit the front wheel, install the handlebars and fit the pedals. Please note that not all bikes come with pedals - please check the specification on each bike, we’ll include it on there.
Please note delivery of accessories may be delayed due to strikes by the Royal Mail. The dates can be found below and up-to-date information is published here. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.
For Christmas delivery we'd advise placing orders for bikes by the 9th December. For accessories, please order by the 19th December.
We ship accessories Monday - Friday and aim to dispatch all orders within 2 days of receiving them. Free shipping orders are sent with Royal Mail and for bulky items, we may use DPD (at no extra cost).
In stock bikes are usually shipped within 14 days of you ordering as they undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection before dispatch. Bikes are delivered by DPD who provide a delivery window via text message on the day. Delivery of electric cargo bikes costs £40. This service is available to all mainland UK postcodes. Click and collect for electric cargo bikes is free.
Click & Collect
We can arrange for all items to be collected from store. For items other than bikes this usually takes 2 - 4 working days. Bikes can take up to 14 working days to be available. We’ll let you know when items are ready for collection. Please bring a form of ID and a bank card with you when you pick up your order.
We accept returns on orders up to 14 days after the items arrive with you. All accessory returns should be in saleable condition and be sent to our Hackney address with a note which has your name and order number on it. Refunds are processed within five working days.
International delivery charges are estimates and are subject to change. Please contact us for more information. Please note that international accessory deliveries will be handled via Royal Mail and sent ‘Delivered Duties Unpaid’ (DDU). You may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) as well as a handling fee.
Lightweight, versatile yet comfortable to ride the Orbea Carpe 15 is an excellent choice for commuters and everyday town cyclists - indeed it's the antithesis of boring, sluggish, heavy hybrid bikes. A balanced frame geometry that sits somewhere in the middle between 'sporty' and 'comfortable' helps you get the hammer down when you want to, but sit up and pedal easy when the time is right.
Speaking of the bike's frame, you get an aluminium frame and aluminium fork for your money - both of which are designed to take the more up to date flat mount disc brake standard. And what of the brakes? Well, they're hydraulic and from Shimano - more than enough for stopping at traffic lights without a worry. Back to the bike's frame and fork before we move on - there's clearance to run 40c tyres if you wish, although the bike does come with widish 38c rubber from Kenda.
Other features of note are the Shimano 1x9 speed gearing (11-36t rear cassette paired with a 42t chainset), alloy seatpost, stem and handlebar. There are all those accessories too don't forget - the mudguards, pannier rack and lights from 'on-bike' light experts Spanninga. The rear light is a battery-powered affair, whilst the front light is a Kendo+ dynamo offering an acceptable 30lux.
The Orbea Carpe 15 Urban bike is available in five sizes, extra small, small, medium, large and extra-large, alongside four separate colour options.