Orca is launching new graphics that, combined with the fact that it already forms part of MyO, make it a platform with an unbeatable offer. The new features enhance a model characterized by and appreciated for its lightness, stiffness and aerodynamics.
For the 2019 range, Orbea's road option cannot be more complete: three versions of carbon with OMR as its insignia and new graphics on all of them. In addition, we offer the possibility to create your very own MyO in OMR and OMP with tons of components to choose from in all of them as our distinguishing feature. Its lightness, rigidity and aerodynamics as well as the possibility to choose between a disc brake or non-disc brake version make it a high-value model. See the full run-down on this bike below.
DYNAMIC 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 the 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.
Orca uses the most technologically advanced carbon construction to make the most sophisticated frame possible – A complex and painstaking process with results you will appreciate on the road. The premier Orca OMR frame blends Toray T700, T800 and M40J fibers. Prepreg carbon sheets are laser cut to minimize excess materials and overlap.
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 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.