As most high-end bicycle manufactures outsource product engineering, Orbea demonstrates a rare paradigm of in-house engineering. By conducting all engineering within the walls of their Basque foundation, Orbea is able to relentlessly tweak until perfection is met. For 2015, Orbea placed the Orca frame under the loupe and scalpel in an intensive operation to trim weight from its already insanely lightweight frame.
The 2015 Orca displays massive tube cross-sections in the critical bottom bracket junction via a wide PF86 bottom bracket shell, as the headtube, downtube, and chainstays have been given larger diameters to work seamlessly together as a means to resist twist and more efficiently convert pedal strokes to watts. Borrowing ride quality concepts from their World Cup Winning Alma mountain bike, Orbea was able to create a carbon layup with natural flex patterns to greatly smoothen the ride out, even over... dare we say? Cobbles.
The Orca M30 Model features Orbea's OMP (Orbea Monocoque Performance) carbon fiber construction. Using the same mold as Orbea's top tier OMR (Orbea Monocoque Race) frames, the Performance line uses a medium-modulus carbon fiber, making it slightly thicker to the sacrifice of an insignificant weight penalty. This by no means equates to a frame with any less of an appetite for racing. Pair the race-hungry OMP carbon fiber Orca frameset with Shimano's 105 5800 11-speed mechanical drivetrain, FSA's cockpit build, and Vision's reliable set of hoops, and you've got a lightweight, yet resilient steed that'll see you through the offseason base miles and then happily toe the line come early spring.
|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|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 5800|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 5800|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 5800|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 5800 34x50t |
Length: (47-51cm) 170mm, (53-57cm) 172.5mm, (60cm) 175mm
|Cassette||Shimano 105 5800 11-28t 11-Speed|
|Brakes||Shimano 105 5800|
|Wheelset||Vision Team 30 Clincher|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino 700x23 60TPI|
|Handlebar||FSA Energy Compact |
Width: (47-49cm) 380mm, (51-53cm) 400mm, (55-60cm) 420mm
|Stem||FSA Energy |
Length: (47cm) 90mm, (49-51cm) 100mm, (53-57cm) 110mm, (60cm) 120mm
|Seatpost||FSA SL-K SB20 27.2x350mm|
|Saddle||Prologo Kappa Evo STN size 134 mm|
|Intended Use||Race, Sport|
|Weight||8.1 kg |
17.8 lbs (53 cm)
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||410||440||470||490||510||530||560|
|Effective Top Tube (mm)||514.8||520.55||537.9||548.5||563.7||576||590|
|BB Height (mm)||271.5||271.5||271.5||271.5||271.5||271.5||271.5|
|BB Drop (mm)||70||70||70||70||70||70||70|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||104||112||130||145||165||182||207.1|
|Head Tube Angle||71°||71.4°||71.8°||72.1°||72.5°||73°||73.5°|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.2°||73.2°||73.2°|
|Standover Height (mm)||708||726||751||771||791||807||835|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||405||405||405||405||408||408||408|
|Suggested Rider Height||5'1"-5'3"||5'3"-5'5"||5'6"-5'8"||5'8"-5'10"||5'11"-6'1"||6'1"-6'3"||6'4"-6'9"|
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