NEVER MIND MARGINAL GAINS
Chase small improvements in every aspect of your riding, but don’t overlook the massive advantage offered by Orca Aero. A bike that 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 – Orca Aero is the perfect accomplice for riders who aspire to become more familiar with the podium. Do battle off the front while others hide in the wheels, vanquished. Take pulls. Love the gutter. Find unknown strength in a machine designed for glory and hoard it for that single moment when you seize your opportunity. Marginal gains are for those playing the long game - Orca Aero would rather take the win today.
AERODYNAMICSNEW FREEFLOW FORK
Greater distance between fork legs reduces airflow pressure around the wheel achieving a 4 watt drag reduction. The 3.3:1 aero profile of the fork legs takes advantage of new UCI regulations allowing more radical aero forms.
Enables the use of flatter tubing, which softens the airflow towards the bottle cages.
DOUBLE RADIUS Opens up airflow around the tubing profile, with improved airflow over the different angles.
FLATTENED SIDES Reduces friction at the front of the tubing and provides better drag at low speeds.
AERODYNAMICSORCA AERO SEAT POST
The Orca Aero has an oval seat post designed to reduce air turbulence, without impairing its vibration absorption capabilities. The seat post is adjustable, and employs a system that enables a greater range of saddle adjustment positions, unlike the competition.
The head tube, bottom bracket and chainstay joints are optimized for improved torsional strength. The sections have been optimized for each size frame to create a more rigid structure.
A more rigid Orca Aero means improved transmission of power from the cyclist.
INTEGRATIONSIMPLICITY and COMPATIBILITY
The headset and stem spacer design allows for several bar/stem options
ICR (Internal Cable Routing) ensures the best internal cable routing: the system is friction-free, easy to install and low maintenance.
The ICR + system is compatible with both mechanical and all electronic and wireless transmissions.
The Orca Aero is characterized by its versatility and intelligent design. The multiple bottle cage mounts provide several configuration options, to improve aerodynamics or improve the distribution of the bike’s center of gravity.
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