ORBEA Orca M20 2021
|Options||Sizes: 53, 55, 57cm; Colour: Gloss Raw Carbon/Titanium; EXPECTED EARLY JUNE 2021; PLEASE CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY
Sizes: 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 60cm; Colour: Gloss White/Iris; CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Sizes: 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 60cm; Colour: Gloss Metallic Electric Orange/Matte Black CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Performance, technology and style have always been cornerstones of cycling. We may not compete but we love the feel of a racing bike. Professional athletes, weekend warriors, Strava hunters and recreational riders alike have similar ideas - we love the machine as much as the lifestyle. Fall for the light, fast and beautiful Orca.
Orca raises expectations. Everyone can benefit from a smoother ride, advanced engineering and aerodynamic advantage. There are integrated controls and components that are sleek, smart and device-enabled. For flexibility and performance, Orca has room for wider rubber. To fit the widest range of riders, unique bar and stem fitting solutions are available - not all of us are seeking the same riding position, we want the fastest bike that fits. Orca is a modern, capable racing bike that excites us to ride exactly the way we like.
Upgrades from Orca M30:
- Shimano Ultegra drivetrain
- Shimano Ultegra brakes
OMR Monocoque Carbon Frame
OMR frames add high modulus and high strength fibres to a standard layup to improve stiffness-to-weight ratios. Bladder moulding with EPS forms and PU headtube and bottom bracket inserts stop wrinkling and unconformities in critical zones, allowing less carbon to be used while maintaining strength.
- Lightness: Optimised layups and fewer frame pieces reduces weight. Optimum carbon compaction allows the use of less material. Frame weight (53cm): 1030g.
- Stiffness: Single uniform structures are better optimised to resist deflection. Carbon structures are tuned to deliver maximum stiffness without adding weight.
- Ride quality: Running continuous fibres through and around intersections allows fine-tuning of structures for the best blend of comfort and rigidity.
- Reliability: Eliminating bonded areas increases strength. The lifetime warranty assures your Orbea will be a long-time companion.
The OMR frame targets rounded shapes that improve compliance and reduce weight, making the OMR ideal for riders seeking a smooth and efficient ride quality. The layup and dynamic structure gives a compliance and vibration absorption 5% better that the previous OMR and 10% higher than the current OMX.
In addition, the round 27.2mm seat post is significantly more comfortable than 30.9 or 31.6mm diameter posts, improving smoothness in the saddle without sacrificing frame stiffness at the bottom bracket.
Aero Freeflow fork
Aerodynamic forks are typically designed to perform like aero frame tubes - optimised for directional movement through the wind. But the forward rotation of the spokes and today's wider rims and tyres approaching from behind the fork (against the flow of wind as the wheel spins) creates a high pressure/high drag zone.
Freeflow shapes the fork legs away from this area to reduce pressure and turbulence. Normal directional aerodynamics remain unchanged but the bike gets faster because the airspace inside the Freeflow fork blades is less chaotic.
Orca Racing Geometry is born from almost 100 years of designing road racing bikes and is the perfect balance of responsiveness and stability. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes to put more power to the road with every pedal stroke, and more power means more speed.
How can ergonomics help you ride further? Unlike a racing position that is focused on aerodynamics, an endurance position results in a bike that is easier to ride and increases stamina. A shorter cockpit and higher handlebar maximise rider comfort - and more comfort means longer and faster rides.
The Orca M20 is, as standard, equipped with the new OC Rise handlebar. This simple and elegant ergonomic solution elevates the tops and drops of the traditional road bar to replicate the geometry of an endurance road bike while retaining the overall frame performance for which Orca is so renowned. Your neck and shoulders can relax a bit more, focusing on a better ride ahead, increasing comfort, stamina and your enjoyable ride time.
Optional flat, non-riser, bar also available at no additional cost.
Internal Cable Routing is carefully guided along the best path under the stem and through the head tube, with no rub or rattle, and is optimised for both traditional and electronic shifting systems. Proprietary headset spacers smooth airflow and offer easy adjustment. The entire Orbea road line offers this clean solution with OC Integrated stems and cable covers.
Modern road riders have discovered the advantages of bigger tyres - a wider tyre inflated to lower pressures can reduce rolling resistance and the added air volume dramatically increases comfort and traction, just like suspension. The Orca M20 has a generous 35mm of clearance for precisely those benefits.
|Frame||Orca carbon OMR Disc, monocoque construction, BB386, powermeter compatible, 12x142mm thru axle, Speed release compatible dropout, Internal Cable Routing, EC/DC (electric/mechanical cable) compatible.
|Forks||Orbea carbon, aluminum steerer, tapered 1 1/8" - 1.5", 12 x 100mm thru axle.
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000 GS, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra R8020 STI|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra R8000, compact (50/34T)|
|Chain||KMC X11-EL (Extra Light)|
|Freewheel||Shimano 105 R7000, 11-30T, 11 speed cassette|
|Headset||Acros Alloy, Internal Cable Routing|
|Stem||OC1 alloy, 31.8mm, 6 degree|
|Handlebars||OC1 Road Riser, 15mm rise, 70mm reach, 125mm drop|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra R8020 STI|
|Rims||Orbea Ready, 28H, 19mm width|
|Front Hub||Shimano RS470, 12mm thru axle|
|Rear Hub||Shimano RS470, 12mm thru axle|
|Tyres||Vittoria Zafiro V, 700x28c|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Seta RS|
|Seatpost||OC2 carbon, 27.2mm, 20mm offset|
|Grips||Orbea EVA tape|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.