There are plenty of great bikes that offer flexibility, a relaxed, neutral position and mellow handling. Orca is not one of them – Orca is designed for the rider who has already ridden 6000kms in February and can somehow sustain 500 watts in the middle of winter. The guy whose legs look like they are chiseled directly from the local mountains, the guy you have NEVER beaten, and is always ready to make the pace. Orca is for professionals, hardmen, hardwomen and dedicated weirdos that have never even consider quitting early. Orca is for riders who spend so much time talking about watts and training that you wouldn’t dream of inviting them to your party, and they wouldn’t come anyway because it’s past their bedtime. Orca isn’t for everyone – Do you want to be fast?
DYANAMIC STRUCTURE STIFFNESS
The large majority of torsional and lateral loads are handled by the lower spine of the frame. The headtube, downtube and chainstays are shaped to resist twisting and transmit power to th rear wheel. There is no doubt about it, large cross-sections and resistance to flex in the bottom of the frame translate directly to more watts on the road and a sensation that power transfer is instantaneous.
External forces on the frame - cornering stresses or vibration from rough roads - have an effect on control and traction. The seat stays of the new Orca are thinner, the cross-sections and diameters reduced to give maximum traction and control over rough surfaces without compromising global rigidity. 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.
Rotation of the spokes and today's wider rims and tires approaching from behind the fork (against the flow of wind as the wheel spins) creates a high pressure/high drag zone. Freeflow spreads 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.
ORBEA ROAD RAGING GEOMETRY
Orca Racing Geometry is born from almost 100 years of designing road racing bikes and the perfect balance of responsiveness and stability. The position is aggressive to maximise body aerodynamics and efficiency. Handling is precise and intuitive. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sized to put more power to the road with every pedal stroke, and more power means more speed.
- Tech Specs
Frame Orbea Orca carbon OMR, monocoque construction,tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", BB 386mm, powermeter compatible, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible, 27,2mm seat tube. Fork Orca OMR carbon fork, full carbon steerer, tapered 1-1/8" - 1,5", carbon dropouts Headset FSA 1-1/8" - 1-1/2" Integrated Carbon Cup Light Bearings Stem FSA OS-99 CSI Handlebars Vision Metron 4D Compact Front Brake Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 Rear Brake Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 Cassette Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 11-28t 11-Speed Chain Shimano HG 901 Crankset Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 34x50t Front Wheel DT ARC 1400 Dicut 48 Carbon TL Rear Wheel DT ARC 1400 Dicut 48 Carbon TL Front Tyre Hutchinson Fusion 5 All SeasonTLR 700x25 Rear Tyre Hutchinson Fusion 5 All SeasonTLR 700x25 Saddle Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Seatpost FSA K-Force Light SB25 27.2x400mm Di2 compatible
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