Performance, technology and style have always been cornerstones of cycling. We may not compete but we love the feel of a racing bike – an Orca that is light, fast and beautiful. Professional athletes, weekend warriors, Strava hunters and recreational riders all have similar aspirations – we love the machine as much as the lifestyle.
Everyone can benefit from a smoother ride, advanced engineering and aerodynamic advantage even if we don’t know a Watt from a Water Bottle. We expect integrated controls and components that are sleek, smart and device-enabled. For flexibility and performance, we ensure Orca has room for wider rubber. To fit the widest range of riders, we offer unique bar and stem fitting solutions because not all of us are seeking the same riding position, we want the fastest bike that fits. Orca is a personalized, modern, capable racing bike that excites us to ride exactly the way we like.
These are riders who don’t think of themselves as sprinters or rolleurs or climbers or even racers, they want a bike that can do everything and master any route. They are athletes who are looking for leading technology and style and appreciate a bike that stands out from the rest.
ORBEA MONOCOQUE CARBON
We use the most technologically advanced carbon construction available to make the most sophisticated frame possible – A complex and painstaking process with results you will appreciate in the saddle.
OMX FRAME SHAPES
Not many bike companies have the research and development capabilities of an Engineering School at their fingertips. Orbea works directly with specialists at Mondragon University in the Basque Country to analyze and test aerodynamic concepts.
The downtube, seat tube and seat stay sections of the new Orca are ovalized and subtly flattened for a 10% drag reduction over the previous version.
OMR FRAME SHAPES NEW
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.
The round 27.2mm seat post is significantly more comfortable than 30.9 or 31.6mm diameters, improving smoothness in the saddle without sacrificing frame stiffness at the bottom bracket.
95-105NM STIFFNESS The large majority of torsional and lateral loads are handled by the lower spine of the frame. The headtube, downtube and chainstays resist twisting and transmit power to the rear wheel. There is no doubt about it, resistance to flex in the bottom of the frame translates directly to more watts to the wheel and a sensation that power transfer is instantaneous.
Lowered seat stays and optimized carbon structure and tubing shapes are elemental to building a comfortable frame that helps reduce muscle fatigue, and comfort makes you faster. The natural flex patterns created by the carbon layup and minimal bulk of the top tube and seat stays deliver a dynamic, smooth ride that feels like floating over rough roads.
GEOMETRY & ERGONOMICS
Ergonomics for the widest range of riders
ORBEA ROAD RACING GEOMETRY
Orca Racing Geometry is born from almost 100 years of designing road racing bikes and is the perfect balance of responsiveness and stability. The position is aggressive to maximize body aerodynamics and efficiency. Handling is precise and intuitive. 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.
Orca is designed to fit humans of all shapes and sizes. It’s important to realize that women should receive the same expert bike-fitting advice as men and a custom fit for a rider of any shape is easily accommodated with MyO component selection.
• RESPONSIVE CHAINSTAY LENGHT
• SIZE-SPECIFIC FORK OFFSET FOR IMPROVED CONTROL
• SHORTER STACK AND LONGER REACH FOR BETTER AERODYNAMICS
• RACING GEOMETRY = MORE WATTS!
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 maximize rider comfort – and more comfort means longer and faster rides.
Compared to a standard compact road bar, the 15mm rise and 5mm shorter reach dimensions of the OC Rise Handlebar replicate the geometry of an Endurance bike but keep the overall frame performance that made Orca famous. Choose an OC Rise handlebar or OC Compact handlebar and of course stem length – all available through MyO – and personalize an Orca perfect for you.
New standard in the industry
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 optimized 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.
STEM AND COMPUTER MOUNT
The OC2 and OC1 stems of the new Orca are light and stiff thanks to the oversized construction. A cable channel underneath guides under the stem into the headset spacers, the OC2 stem adds a size-specific cable cover.
The faceplate of the stem is compatible with an integrated computer mounting platform. Attach a computer or remove the mount for the ultimate clean appearance.
Orca’s seat post clamp is integrated smoothly into the frame, decreasing the likelihood of contamination and increasing aerodynamics. Of course, it looks great too. Just one of the small details that make Orca smart and beautiful.
Comfort makes you faster
TIRE CLEARANCE – 32c OMX / 35c OMR
Modern road riders have discovered the advantages of bigger tires – A wider tire inflated to lower pressures can reduce rolling resistance and the added air volume dramatically increases comfort and traction, just like suspension.
The D-shaped proprietary seatpost of the OMX frame aids aerodynamics as well as comfort. An internal battery plug tucks away a Di2 battery, and a rubber collar protects against the elements with a refined look.
The simple and secure clamp of the Orca seatpost is a proprietary design that allows adjustment of tilt to be made independently of saddle fore-aft position.
OMR SEATPOST NEW
The round 27.2mm seat post is significantly more comfortable than 30.9 or 31.6mm diameters, improving smoothness in the saddle without sacrificing frame stiffness elsewhere.
|OC2 stem and headset||Speed release and Orbea Thru axle lite||Drop Bar||Full |
|OC2 stem and headset||Speed release compatible||OC Rise Bar option through MyO||MYO |
Color and components
|OC1 stem and headset||Speed release compatible||OC Rise Bar standard||3 color options|
Not only is Orca synonymous with victories in the most demanding races, it has also been recognized in the international media. It is the Bike of the Year in France; in the United Kingdom, its average rating is a 9; it has also met with huge acclaim in other countries, such as the United States, Spain and Italy.
“Orca is a stunning machine; it’s light, fast, has sharp handling and is firm yet compliantly comfortable.” 4,5/5
“A balanced bike, in which reactivity and lightness combine with a noble ride.”
“The Orca OMX is simply a fun, smile-inducing ride. It’s fast and competent.”
“The Orca rides very athletic on the road, climbs nimbly the steep ramps of the Basque Country and rushes safe and precisely down the numerous curves“
“Light, stiff and aerodynamic. Well designed and manufactured. Really capable climbing bike. The MyO 2.0 is key to add value.”