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2014 Orbea Orca B M10 Road Bike



For 2014, Orbea has divided it’s Orca range, which now consists of no fewer than 15 bikes, into two distinct groups. The top-end M-range uses what Orbea calls it’s "Performance" carbon, while their second group, the Bronze, use an "Evolution" carbon. The difference between the two, is a high modulus carbon fiber, versus an intermediate blend of modulus fibers.

The Bronze range starts at around $1,800 with the top of the line Ultegra Di2 11-speed equipped B M10 at $4,100. There are an additional 7 models above this, topping out with the full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9000 11-speed equipped Orca M-LTD at $10,000. 

While all of the bikes may share some similarities, differences become apparent in terms of an integrated seat clamp, carbon dropouts, cable routing and different tube profiles to improve aerodynamics as you go up the line. But, Orbea is by no means calling the Orca an "aero" bike. Instead, they refer to the shape of the tubeset as their AIZoneE (aerodynamics investigation zone) system.

Orbea claims, this technology reduces aerodynamic drag while at the same time – maintains a high level of stiffness. The head tube is narrow with a pinched mid section, while the down tube is aero shaped with a pointed trailing edge, to include a cut tail at the water bottle mount and a seat tube that is slightly ovalized with a cutaway section close to the rear wheel. Orbea also continues along with it’s signature "kinked" tube shapes, that they say dampens vibration and compression forces transmitted by feedback from the road.

 

Lastly, the frame is compatible with mechanical and electronic groupsets – with cabling  neatly routed inside the frame. The rear brake cable is also routed internally. Additionally, the frame has standard features like a tapered head tube and press-fit bottom bracket.

Overview 

ORCA B M10. PERFORMANCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The Orca Bronze M10 is our top-notch Orca Bronze bicycle. Part of its magic is Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 shifting components. However, the Bronze level carbon fiber frame shares more than good looks with the Orca OMR and OMP road bikes; the ride is superb and tames coarse roads for more comfort. And as we’ve said before, the feel and function of the Ultegra Di2 components are so closely matched to their Dura-Ace counterparts that they give away nothing in terms of performance. We finish the Orca Bronze M10 with a smart blend of components that balance affordability, performance, and durability.

GEOMETRY AND ERGONOMICS

 
SIZE 48 51 53 55 57 60
1 – 
SEAT TUBE (C-C) 430mm 460mm 480mm 500mm 520mm 550mm 
TOP TUBE (EFF) 520mm 535mm 545mm 555mm 570mm 590mm  
HEAD TUBE 104mm 120mm 145mm 165mm 185mm 205mm  
CHAIN STAY 405mm 405mm 405mm 408mm 408mm 408mm
BB HEIGHT 267mm (700x23c Tire)
BB DROP 70mm
WHEELBASE 970mm 970mm 980mm 988mm 998mm 1013mm 
HEAD ANGLE 71.5° 72.1° 72.1° 73.5° 73.2° 73.5°  
SEAT ANGLE 74.75° 73.5° 73.5° 73.2° 73.2° 73.2°
STANDOVER 743mm 766mm 788mm 807mm 827mm 846mm
REACH 360mm 377mm 380mm 382mm 391mm 403mm
12 – STACK 500mm 530mm 552mm 572mm 590mm 621mm
SIZE CRANK STEM HANDLEBAR
48 170mm 90mm 40mm
51 170mm 100mm 40mm
53 170mm 110mm 42mm
55 175mm 110mm 42mm
57 175mm 120mm 44mm
60 175mm 130mm 44mm

* The handlebar size is centre-centre

HEIGHT SIZE 160-165cm. 48 165-170cm. 51 170-175cm. 53 175-180cm. 53-55 180-185cm. 55-57 185-190cm. 57 >190cm 60

* Estimated measurements

COMPONENTS

  • FRAME
    ORBEA MONOCOQUE EVOLUTION CARBON. ELECTRONIC – MECHANIC COMPATIBLE. PRESFIT. TAPERED HEADTUBE
  • FORK
    ORBEA ORCA BRONZE
  • CRANKSET
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6800 34X50
  • HEADSET
    FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2" INTEGRATED
  • HANDLEBAR
    ORBEA COMPACT
  • STEM
    ORBEA ALU
  • SHIFTERS
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6870 DI2
  • BRAKES
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6800
  • REAR DERAILLEUR
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6870 DI2
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6870 DI2
  • CHAIN
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6800
  • CASSETTE
    SHIMANO ULTEGRA 6800 11-28 11-SPEED
  • WHEELS
    MAVIC AKSIUM
  • TYRES
    MAVIC AKSION 700X23
  • PEDALS
    N/A
  • SEATPOST
    ORBEA CARBON 31.6X350MM
  • SADDLE
    SELLE ITALIA SL FLOW


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