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What makes Orca Aero unique
Building on all of our aerodynamic knowledge. That means thousands of hours of modelling, wind tunnel sessions, and field testing fanatically considering every single component, searching for the sweet spot for Orca Aero.
Aligning the frame with the airflow, optimising cross-sections, smoothing transitions and a myriad of other improvements mean a big reduction in drag. Slipping effortlessly through the air, that instant feedback of a world-class aero bike. There is no better feeling.
Top tube and chainstays
Horizontal top tube and chainstays improve airflow.
Down tube and seat tube
Down tube and seat tube profile has been aerodynamically optimised for 25-28mm tires.
Single profile transitions between head tube and downtube and the seat tube and seat stays reduce turbulence in these areas.
Rear wheel airflow
Drag around the rear wheel has been reduced by aligning the upper seat tube junction with the airflow.
New aerodynamically designed fork is optimised for high profile wheels.
Our new aero handlebar, stem and seatpost reduce drag.
HIGH SPEED EFFICIENCY TEST
In this test, we ask riders to maintain a series of fixed speeds and measure their power output. We use an indoor velodrome for this so that we have repeatable conditions and keep everything constant between runs so that the only change is the aerodynamics. This makes it possible to calculate the real-world impact of aerodynamic drag, in Watts, for any given speed.
THE KEY TO POWER TRANSMISSION
The large majority of torsional and lateral loads are handled by the lower spine of the frame. The headtube, downtube and chainstays resist twisting. There is no doubt about it, a frame that is stiff in the right places transfers more of your watts to the rear wheel. Your power converted to speed.
LOW SPEED EFFICIENCY TEST
In this test, we ask riders to maintain a fixed speed on a steep climb while measuring their power output. The higher the power output for any given speed, the worse the climbing efficiency. By only changing the frame and keeping all the other variables constant, we can determine how efficient the power transfer is for each frame.
One of the most important points to consider when determining geometry is that the bike must be easy to ride. Going fast isn’t just a by product of good aerodynamics, it requires precise control over the bike.
Great handling comes from a great geometry.
SHORTER WHEELBASE IS MORE RESPONSIVE
SHORTER CHAINSTAYS FOR BETTER ACCELERATION
SIZE-SPECIFIC FORK TRAIL GIVES IMPROVED CONTROL NO MATTER WHAT FRAME SIZE
LOWER STACK AND BIGGER BB DROP GIVE BETTER AERODYNAMICS AND STABILITY
DESIGNED FOR SUPERIOR ERGONOMICS
Steering away from a fully integrated cockpit gives massive ergonomic gains for very little compromise. Rotate your bars, change stem lengths or change handlebar widths to get the perfect position, improve aerodynamics and reduce fatigue.
Better Ergonomics improves rider comfort, aerodynamics and control. Which means more speed!
Our all new OC Cockpit has been designed for a perfect balance of aerodynamics, stiffness to weight and ergonomics.
MODERN AERO BIKES REQUIRE MODERN SOLUTIONS THAT NOT ONLY MAKE THE BIKE LOOK BETTER BUT ALSO MAKE THE BIKE FASTER
TOOLBOX BEHIND THE FRONT WHEEL
The age-old question of where to carry essential tools, tubes and identification is answered by the integrated Toolbox behind the front wheel. Like the bottle cage, the Toolbox is not only useful but aerodynamically beneficial.
ORCA AERO IS FASTER WITH THE BOTTLE IN PLACE
Airflow around the downtube rolls seamlessly past the bottle and cage, and nothing impedes the beautiful look of the frame. If you need more carrying capacity, there are standard bottle mounts on the down tube and seat tube.
With clearance for 30c tires, Orca Aero acknowledges that speed can also be comfortable. Modern road riders have discovered the advantages of bigger tires - A wider tire inflated to lower pressures can reduce rolling resistance and the added air volume dramatically increases compliance and traction.
ORBEA MONOCOQUE CARBON
We use the most technologically advanced carbon construction available to make the most sophisticated frame possible – A complex and painstaking process with results you will appreciate in the saddle.
Orca Aero is available with OQUO’s Performance range focuses on weight and aerodynamics for modern, high performance road bikes. With a choice of deeper, drag reducing profiles you can configure your perfect speed machine.
The mini-hook opens up lots of tyre choices and it also improves the fit of the tire to the rim, further enhancing aerodynamics. The top spec Zipp Cognition VS2 hub and Sapim spokes combined with our range topping rim ensure the highest performance and reliability.