ORBEA Orca M20iTEAM 2021
|Options||Size: 53cm; Colour: Gloss Raw Carbon/Titanium; EXPECTED EARLY MAY; PLEASE CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY|
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 M20:
- Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic gears
- Orca OMR ICR full carbon fork
- OC2 carbon handlebar
- ICR stem with full internal cable routing
- Fulcrum Racing 700 wheelset
- Vittoria Rubino IV G2.0 tubeless ready tyres
- Prologo Scratch-M5 Pas T2.0 saddle
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.
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 M20iTEAM 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||Orca OMR ICR full carbon, tapered 1 1/8" - 1.5", 12 x 100mm thru axle, Speed Release compatible dropout.
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 GS, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8070 STI|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra R8000, compact (50/34T)|
|Freewheel||Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-28T, 11 speed cassette|
|Headset||Acros Alloy, Internal Cable Routing|
|Stem||Orbea ICR, 31.8mm, 8 degree|
|Handlebars||OC2 carbon, 80mm reach, 125mm drop|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra R8070 STI|
|Rims||Fulcrum Racing 700 DB wheelset, tubeless ready|
|Front Hub||Fulcrum Racing 700 DB wheelset|
|Rear Hub||Fulcrum Racing 700 DB wheelset|
|Tyres||Vittoria Rubino IV G2.0, tubeless ready, 700x28c|
|Saddle||Prologo Scratch-M5 Pas T2.0, 140mm width|
|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.