Please note: all of our bike models come with an EU standard brake setup. This will need to be reversed to comply with UK cycling standards.
There are many great bikes that offer flexibility, a relaxed and neutral posture and a gentle ride. One of them is the Orca, the bike designed for the exact rider who rode 6000 km in February and can still somehow maintain 500 watts in the middle of winter. The rider with legs that look as if they were carved directly from the surrounding mountain rock; the rider you NEVER won against and who always sets the rhythm. The Orca is for professionals, tough men, tough women and all the freaks who don't even think about giving up prematurely. The Orca is for drivers who talk so much about watts and training that you would never invite them to your party in your life, and they wouldn't come anyway because they go to sleep earlier. The Orca is not for everyone: do you want to be fast?
SRAM RED eTap AXS
The new SRAM RED eTap AXS is much more than evolution. It is a revolution. SRAM has developed a group set that is as powerful as today's riders and the bikes they choose. It offers more range, smoother gear changes and the simplicity of eTap shifting logic - so you're always in the right gear. AXS allows you to personalize the group set directly from your mobile phone and make your decisions while driving. Orbit technology provides advanced chain management for all tracks where handlebar racing bikes are at home.
AXS is SRAM's new electronic integration platform that combines electronic bicycle components and software. The SRAM AXS app allows riders to view battery status, change component behavior, adjust controls, receive maintenance reminders and update firmware.
DYNAMIC STRUCTURE STIFFNESS
The majority of the turning and side loads are carried by the substructure of the frame. The shape of the head tube, down tube and chainstays prevents twisting and serves to transmit power directly to the rear wheel. Undoubtedly, large tube diameters and high flexural strength in the lower frame are directly converted into more watts on the road and direct power transmission.
Orbea uses the most innovative carbon technology in the production of the Orca frame. A complicated, extremely careful process that makes itself felt on the road. The Orca OMR uses a fibre blend of Toray T700, T800 and M40J. The prepreg sheets of pre-impregnated carbon are cut to size with lasers to minimize excess. The deformation process used allows optimum compaction with the lowest possible amount of material.
The external forces acting on the frame, such as cornering or ground vibration, affect control and traction. The seat stays of the new Orca are thinner to achieve maximum traction and control on rough ground without sacrificing overall stiffness due to reduced cross section and diameter. The natural bending patterns due to carbon lamination and minimal top tube and seat stays mass allow a dynamic, smooth ride as if the wheel were hovering over the rough ground.
Rotation of the impellers in the opposite direction of the headwind leads to a draft effect on the fork. The freeflow fork is wider to reduce pressure and turbulence. The general directional aerodynamics are not affected, but the bike becomes faster overall due to the less chaotic airflow between the fork blades.
ORBEA RACING GEOMETRY
The racing geometry of the Orca is the result of almost 100 years of experience in the production of racing bikes and combines the perfect balance of responsiveness and stability. The aggressive posture maximizes both aerodynamics and body efficiency. The handling is precise and intuitive. All angles and dimensions are carefully matched to the different frame sizes. This is how the Orca achieves a noticeably direct transmission of power from the pedal to the road!