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Orbea Orca M20 2016

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The Orca is Orbea's top end road race frame and is all about the highest of cycling performance. The OMP monocoque frame and fork construction not only makes the Orca an extremely lightweight machine, but it also allows the frame to remain super stiff and torsional stiffness is improved. The lower spine of the frame supports the upper members like a suspension bridge in a balance of lightweight rigidity.

The aim to shave to most amount of weight off as possible was Orbea's mantra for the Orca range and that has been achieved. The natural flex patterns created by the carbon layup and structure in the top tube and seat stays deliver an efficient, smooth ride that feels like floating over rough roads. The Geometry and fit of the Orca frame is racy and makes the most of every pedal, nimble, lively yet assured, the Orca M20 will take you from the training ride to the race track in one fell swoop. Highly set-up with the fantastic performance of Shimano Ultegra, Mavic Aksium Elite wheels and FSA components, the Orca M20 is a race machine with a hunger for speed.

Buyer Information

Rider Type -
Road Enthusiast
Ideal Use -
Road

Specification

Frame:
Orbea Orca carbon OMP, monocoque, tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", PF 86mm, powermeter compatible, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, 130mm rear spacing, 27,2mm seat tube.
Fork:
Orbea Orca OMP carbon fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", carbon dropouts
Headset:
FSA 1-1/8 - 1-1/2" Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings
Stem:
FSA Energy
Handlebars:
Black Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof Bar Tape
Front Brake:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Brake:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Gear Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Crankset:
Shimano Ultegra 6800 34x50t
Cassette:
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28t 11-Speed
Wheelset:
Mavic Aksium Elite
Front Tyres:
Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x23 120TPI
Rear Tyres:
Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x23 120TPI
Saddle:
Hard Black Scratch-2 Tirox size 143 mm
Seatpost:
FSA SL-K SB20 27.2x350mm

Technology:

20% LIGHTER
Reducing frame weight is an elusive goal. It's fairly simple to cut weight from a heavy frame but quite difficult to trim even a hundred grams from a structure that is already very lean. It became our mantra when creating the new Orca: if a design feature was not vital to stiffness and ride quality, that element must be reshaped or eliminated to reduce frame weight. The seat stays of the new Orca are much thinner, the cross-sections and diameters reduced to provide graceful support for the seat tube and nothing more.
20% STIFFER
The large majority of torsional and lateral loads are handled by the lower half of any frame. The headtube, downtube and chainstays must resist twisting and transmit the power generated by your legs to the rear wheel. There is no doubt about it, this resistance to flex translates directly to more watts on the road. The new Orca displays massive tube cross-sections in the critical bottom bracket junction, made possible by a wide PF86 bottom bracket shell.
20% SMOOTHER
The stiffest bike available is not the best bike. Ride quality - Smoothness - is an elusive blend of elements and careful planning that results in an Orca that is a joy to ride. This is a concept that we have borrowed from our World Cup-winning Alma mountain bike and adapted for use in the 2015 Orca. Studying the way the frame behaves under a rider's weight is beneficial to tuning the way bumps or vibrations are transmitted through the frame.
Product Code: Q2314858

Founded over 140 years ago, in Spain’s mountainous Basque region, Orbea is one of the world’s oldest cycling companies and a custodian of the traditions, roots and heritage of the sport.

 

Expertise gained over this long history - which by the company's own admission encompasses both successes and failures - has moulded Orbea into what it is today; a market leader renowned for its meticulous attention to detail and technical mastery reminiscent of Spanish form from the days of the Arab conquerors of the Iberian Peninsula.

 

Every tiny detail on the bike is the result of hours of research and development; each design line carefully considered, each component hand selected to provide the best possible riding experience, without compromise.

 

So when you mount an Orbea bike you can be sure of its quality, you know its pedigree, you know where it comes from. Now it’s up to you where to take it next. 

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