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What makes Orca Aero unique

AERODYNAMICS

FREE SPEED

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.

Reduce turbulence

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 fork

New aerodynamically designed fork is optimised for high profile wheels.

OC Cockpit

Our new aero handlebar, stem and seatpost reduce drag.

Myriad improvements that all combine to reduce drag by 15W at 40kmph or 28W at 50kmph.

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.

STIFFNESS

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.

STIFFNESS is the capacity to transfer the power from the pedals to the REAR wheel, which is what Ultimately propels the bicycle forwards.

Carefully designing critical sections of the frame and optimizing the OMX carbon lay-up and cross-sections means class-leading stiffness to weight ratios. Orca Aero is one of the most efficient, fastest aero frames on the market.

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.

HANDLING

BALANCED HANDLING

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

OC COCKPIT

Our all new OC Cockpit has been designed for a perfect balance of aerodynamics, stiffness to weight and ergonomics.

ERGONOMICS

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!

MODERN AERO BIKES REQUIRE MODERN SOLUTIONS THAT NOT ONLY MAKE THE BIKE LOOK BETTER BUT ALSO MAKE THE BIKE FASTER

ICR road stem

Our sprinter-proof road stem, is available in 7 lengths from 70 to 130mm and ensures a perfect fit and cable integration.

Orca Aero OMX seatpost

Our new aero seat post allows up to 25mm adjustment on setback and +/- 10º tilt. The 50mm depth seat post, is lightweight and compact.

Road handlebar

We have developed one of the fastest, most ergonomic aero handlebars. Available in 4 sizes from 360mm to 420mm, our new 5º flared aero bars and stem give up to 15 degrees of rotation plus a choice of width and reach.

Together our OC handlebar and stem offer an excellent stiffness for the most aggressive riders.

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.

TIRE CLEARANCE

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.

MATERIALS

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.

OMX CARBON IS THE PINNACLE OF CARBON FIBER BICYCLE MANUFACTURING

When the constant hunt for improvement in our carbon manufacturing yields results that barely resemble those from a few short years ago, it’s time to change the way we talk about carbon. With the introduction of OMX we are showing riders everywhere the direction of our lightest and stiffest performance racing frames.

DESIGN YOUR RIDE

We are familiar with the draw of self-expression and a desire to create. For years the MyO program has allowed riders to personalize their Orbeas to an extent that is unique in the industry. Customize the paint of your Orca Aero for free. Say “NO” to the standard Bike In A Box offered by our competitors.

We offer MyO component options for many Orbea models. Switching a wheelset, gearing or other components is possible through the ordering process, so your Orca Aero arrives at the dealer in the exact configuration you desire.

JADE GREEN - MANGO

MOUSE GREY - CORAL

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With the purchase of your personalized Orca Aero get an exclusive HIRU jersey.