Up Close & Personal With Orbea’s Latest Orca Aero

An out-an-out aero race bike – the type of machine that would get you around the Mudgee Classic courses in record time – this is the 2022 model Orca Aero from event partner Orbea.

For 2022 the Orca features a number of key changes and the company describe it as ‘the most specific aero bike Orbea have ever designed’.

It features a horizontal top tube and chainstays to improve airflow, along with the down tube and seat tube profiles having been aerodynamically optimised for 25-28mm tyres, however it will accommodate tyres to 30mm.

Profile transitions between the head tube and downtube, along with the seat tube and seat stays, have been re-designed to reduce turbulence in these areas.

The new Orca Aero, a slick and aerodynamically-optimised frameset from the 100+yo Spanish manufacturer.

Drag around the rear wheel has been reduced by aligning the upper seat tube junction with the airflow, and a new aerodynamically designed fork has been optimised for high profile wheels.

There’s a new aero handlebar that follows the trend of less bar tape and a clean, bare carbon top bar grip section. The stem has been redesigned with aero optimisation in mind, as has the seatpost.

Enter The ‘Frame Foil’

And what’s that behind the front wheel, under the frame? That is a ‘Frame Foil’, an aero storage compartment for essential tools, tubes or anything else you care to carry.

Enter The ‘Frame Foil’

And what’s that behind the front wheel, under the frame? That is a ‘Frame Foil’, an aero storage compartment for essential tools, tubes or anything else you care to carry.

The utility storage areas incorporated into the frame – not UCI legal but perfectly fine for events or training rides.

Pricing & Availability 

Want one? Well you’ll need to put your order in and patiently wait. Australian stock has been pre-sold to Orbea dealers. Those keen to know more or purchase the new Orca should contact their local dealer as soon as possible.

M21eTeam – spec levels to be advised $8,899

M20iTeam – spec levels to be advised $7,999

M20Team – spec levels to be advised $6,499

M30Team – spec levels to be advised $5,799

More at www.bikebox.com.au

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