Orbea has updated its Orca Aero, making it more aerodynamic thanks to a revised fork, seatpost, tube profiles and improved integration.
“Chase small improvements in every aspect of your riding, but don’t overlook the massive advantage offered by Orca Aero. This bike doesn’t just cheat the wind, but openly defies it – an ode to efficiency and stiffness that relishes the assault of a 1700-watt finish”, says Orbea.
“Orca Aero is the perfect accomplice for riders who aspire to regularly stand on the podium. For racers who take the lead while others only hide in defeat behind your wheels. Say hello to the new Orca Aero. New graphics, new colors, new components…but the same ruthless spirit that seeks efficiency with every pedal stroke.”
Now that cycling’s governing body has relaxed its restrictions on tube dimensions, the latest Orca Aero better cheats the wind courtesy of a shallower rear-tail tube design that better smooths airflow over the bottle cages, as well as double radius and flattened profiles in other areas of the frame. Aerodynamics are further enhanced by the Spanish brand’s new Freeflow fork.
Additionally, the updated Orca Aero features a revamped, oval seatpost designed to quiet airflow between the rider’s legs, along with a new clamp design that allows for different setback adjustments and housing for an internal battery to accommodate electronic groupsets.
Integration is also a key element of the Orca Aero, comprising improved cable routing through the bike’s headtube, handlebar, stem and headset area.
The Orca Aero is available in a number of different build options including mechanical and electronic groupsets from Shimano and SRAM, as well as wheel choices from Vision, DT Swiss and Fulcrum.
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