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Orbea Orca Aero

The Orca Aero is Orbea’s first ever dedicated aero road bike.  Its initial public outing was at the Tour de France, where it became one of the very first road bikes to take advantage of the UCI’s relaxation of their 3:1 aero profile rule.  Not that most of us are troubled by UCI racing regulations, but for a major manufacturer to commit full development efforts to a new race bike they need to be certain that it will get a proper field test in the pro ranks.

Orbea now have four different variants in their Orca carbon race line-up, with models that range from fast leisure riding, through super responsive and super light bikes, to the new full-on aerodynamic road bike that is the Orca Aero.  In our view it’s also one of the best looking full-aero road bikes available – with quality that just oozes out of every design feature and tube profile.

Verdict:  If you’re in the market for an aero bike, the Orca Aero has to be a very strong option. It just feels fast and slippery and has a bang-up-to-date design with impressive aerodynamic credentials. But this isn’t bought at the expense of comfort, with the Orca Aero comfortable for longer excursions on less-than-perfect road surfaces.  And you have an extensive range of customisation options, many at zero cost, so that you can specify the Orbea Orca Aero to meet your needs and tastes. Cycling Weekly

The relaxation of the UCI’s 3:1 ruling, means that Orbea have been able to adopt more aerodynamic profiles that whose the length vs width exceed a 3:1 ration, with the fork being possibly the most noticeable aero-specific feature of the new bike.  The wider fork, for decreased turbulence adjacent to the wheel, and increased depth of the fork blades deliver a four-watt saving – and the disc brake only frameset also saves a further two-three watts over the sue of rim brakes.

The main frameset tubes feature a truncated profile that reduces drag significantly, while remaining stiff, compliant and unaffected by side winds – the new regulations would make it possible to design a frame with even deeper profiles.  But Orbea are aiming the Orca Aero firmly at the practical world of bunch racing, sporting leisure riding, and mass entry triathlon, so it needs to handle and perform just like a non-aero road racing bike, without the drawbacks of an extreme aero time-trial style bike.  All-in-all the Orca Aero delivers a huge average savings of 27 watts over their already aero-tweaked Orca OMR!

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Away from purely aero considerations the Orca Aero has been designed to offer pro-level lateral stiffness for maximum responsiveness – after all, this is a WorldTour bike.  And because it need to offer a ride that is comfortable enough for three week Grand Tours Orbea have also managed to deliver a beautifully balanced and smooth ride by building less stiff OMP fibres into key areas for vibration absorption, in addition to the ultra high modulus OMR fibres that are used throughout the main power transfer zones of the frame.

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Orbea Orca Aero

The Orbea Orca models are now available for disc brakes only, offering practical and effective stopping power with a super low-drag profile, together with capacity for larger tyres.

2021 Orca Aero M30TEAM

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Orbea Orca Aero carbon OMR Disc frame and forks
  • Groupset: Shimano 105 7000 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset: Vision Trimax TC 35 Disc - upgraded special editions also available

Frame: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC; MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION;TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; BB 386MM; POWERMETER COMPATIBLE; THRU AXLE 12MM X 142MM REAR; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; EC/DC COMPATIBLE; 27;2MM SEAT TUBE
Forks: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC FORK; FULL CARBON STEERER; TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; CARBON DROPOUTS THRU AXLE 12MM X 100M
Headset: FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2in INTEGRATED CARBON CUP ACB BEARINGS
Shifters: Shimano ST-7020
Front Mech: Shimano 105 R7000
Rear Mech: Shimano 105 R7000 SS
Brake Rotors: Shimano R7070 HYDRAULIC DISC
Chain: KMC X11-EL
Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000 11-28T 11-SPEED
Chainset: Shimano 105 R7000 34X50T
Wheels: Vision Trimax TC 35 Disc TLR CL
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino IV G2.0 TLR 700x25c
Axles: Orbea Thru Axle 12×100/142mm M12xP1.5 Hollow
Handlebars: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Stem: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Seatpost: Orbea AERO OMR
Saddle: Orbea PROLOGO DIMENSION T4;0 SIZE143 MM
Handlebar Plugs: Velo ANTI-SLIPPERY/SHOCK PROOF
Colours: BLACK (MATTE-GLOSS); SILVER-BRIGHT RED (GLOSS)/ CARBON (MATTE); SENSATION BLUE (MATTE) / BLACK (GLOSS)

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at excellent prices.  Please contact us below for full details of our range of special Epic edition models, including:

  • Complete bike with ZIPP 303 S wheels (worth £985) – just £3245
  • Complete bike with Hunt 50 Carbon Aero Disc wheels (worth £839) – just £3199

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £2799 – but to receive our own unbeatable everyday EPIC LOW PRICEplease send us a price request below.

2021 Orca Aero M20TEAM

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Orbea Orca Aero carbon OMR Disc frame and forks
  • Groupset:  Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset: Vision Trimax TC 35 Disc - upgraded special editions also available

Frame: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC; MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION;TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; BB 386MM; POWERMETER COMPATIBLE; THRU AXLE 12MM X 142MM REAR; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; EC/DC COMPATIBLE; 27;2MM SEAT TUBE
Forks: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC FORK; FULL CARBON STEERER; TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; CARBON DROPOUTS THRU AXLE 12MM X 100M
Headset: FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2in INTEGRATED CARBON CUP ACB BEARINGS
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra
Brake Rotors: Shimano Ultegra HYDRAULIC DISC
Chain: KMC X11-EL
Cassette: Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 11-28T 11-SPEED
Chainset: Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 34X50T
Wheels: Vision Trimax TC 35 Disc TLR CL
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino IV G2.0 TLR 700x25c
Axles: Orbea Thru Axle 12×100/142mm M12xP1.5 Hollow
Handlebars: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Stem: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Seatpost: Orbea AERO OMR
Saddle: Orbea PROLOGO DIMENSION T4;0 SIZE143 MM
Handlebar Plugs: Velo ANTI-SLIPPERY/SHOCK PROOF
Colours: BLACK (MATTE-GLOSS); SILVER-BRIGHT RED (GLOSS)/ CARBON (MATTE); SENSATION BLUE (MATTE) / BLACK (GLOSS)

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at excellent prices.  Please contact us below for full details of our range of special Epic edition models, including:

  • Complete bike with ZIPP 303 S wheels (worth £985) – just £3690
  • Complete bike with Hunt 50 Carbon Aero Disc wheels (worth £839) – just £3645

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £3299 – but to receive our own unbeatable everyday EPIC LOW PRICEplease send us a price request below.

2021 Orca Aero M20iTEAM

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Orbea Orca Aero carbon OMR Disc frame and forks
  • Groupset:  Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset: Vision Trimax TC 35 Disc - upgraded special editions also available

Frame: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC; MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION;TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; BB 386MM; POWERMETER COMPATIBLE; THRU AXLE 12MM X 142MM REAR; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; EC/DC COMPATIBLE; 27;2MM SEAT TUBE
Forks: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC FORK; FULL CARBON STEERER; TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; CARBON DROPOUTS THRU AXLE 12MM X 100M
Headset: FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2in INTEGRATED CARBON CUP ACB BEARINGS
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra  HYDRAULIC DISC
Chain: KMC X11-EL
Cassette: Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 11-28T 11-SPEED
Chainset: Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 34X50T
Wheels: Vision Trimax TC 35 Disc TLR CL
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino IV G2.0 TLR 700x25c
Axles: Orbea Thru Axle 12×100/142mm M12xP1.5 Hollow
Handlebars: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Stem: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Seatpost: Orbea AERO OMR
Saddle: Orbea PROLOGO DIMENSION T4;0 SIZE143 MM
Handlebar Plugs: Velo ANTI-SLIPPERY/SHOCK PROOF
Colours: BLACK (MATTE-GLOSS); SILVER-BRIGHT RED (GLOSS)/ CARBON (MATTE); SENSATION BLUE (MATTE) / BLACK (GLOSS)

Exclusive Epic Editions

Available with our renowned Epic Wheel Upgrades for enhanced performance at excellent prices.  Please contact us below for full details of our range of special Epic edition models, including:

  • Complete bike with ZIPP 303 S wheels (worth £985) – just £4535
  • Complete bike with Hunt 50 Carbon Aero Disc wheels (worth £839) – just £4490

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £4299 – but to receive our own unbeatable everyday EPIC LOW PRICEplease send us a price request below.

2021 Orca Aero M21eTEAM

Key Features:

  • Frameset: Orbea Orca Aero carbon OMR Disc frame and forks
  • Groupset:  SRAM Force eTap AXS Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheelset: Vision Metron 40 Service Course Carbon Disc - upgraded special editions also available

Frame: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC; MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION;TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; BB 386MM; POWERMETER COMPATIBLE; THRU AXLE 12MM X 142MM REAR; INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING; EC/DC COMPATIBLE; 27;2MM SEAT TUBE
Forks: Orbea ORCA AERO CARBON OMR DISC FORK; FULL CARBON STEERER; TAPERED 1-1/8in – 1;5in; CARBON DROPOUTS THRU AXLE 12MM X 100M
Headset: FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2in INTEGRATED CARBON CUP ACB BEARINGS
Shifters: SRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
Front Mech: SRAM FORCE ETAP
Rear Mech: SRAM FORCE ETAP
Brake Rotors: SRAM FORCE ETAP AXS
Chain: SRAM FORCE 12-SPEED
Cassette: SRAM XG-1270 10-28T 12-SPEED
Chainset: SRAM FORCE DUB 35X48T
Wheels: Vision METRON 40 SERVICE COURSE CENTER LOCK CARBON CLINCHER/TLR
Tyres: Vittoria Rubino IV G2.0 TLR 700x25c
Axles: Orbea Thru Axle 12×100/142mm M12xP1.5 Hollow
Handlebars: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Stem: Orbea OC-2 ROAD
Seatpost: Orbea AERO OMR
Saddle: Orbea PROLOGO DIMENSION T4;0 SIZE143 MM
Handlebar Plugs: Velo ANTI-SLIPPERY/SHOCK PROOF
Battery: SRAM ETAP POWERPACK
Colours: BLACK (MATTE-GLOSS); SILVER-BRIGHT RED (GLOSS)/ CARBON (MATTE); SENSATION BLUE (MATTE) / BLACK (GLOSS)

Standard Factory Specification Model

The manufacturer's RRP with standard components is £4899 – but to receive our own unbeatable everyday EPIC LOW PRICEplease send us a price request below.

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