Featuring Monocoque carbon, the most technologically advanced carbon, the 2018 Orbea Orca M20 provides an efficient frame. The bike’s Orca OME frame uses carbon fibers a step below Orbea’s OMP and OMR racing frames, providing stiffness and tight handling at a more economical price. Prepreg carbon sheets laser cut are used in the frame’s construction to minimize excess material and overlap. Using its advanced carbon lay-up, the frame offers dynamic structure stiffness for instantaneous power transfer and more speed on the road. The lower spine of the frame handles the majority of the lateral and torsional loads with impressive resistance to flex. The headtube, downtube, and chainstay have all been shaped to resist twisting, sending more energy to the rear wheel for more powerful and immediate acceleration.
Keeping the ride of the bike nice and smooth with little to no road vibrations for excellent control and traction, thinner seatstays with reduced diameters at the cross-sections are used to maintain traction and control without loss of rigidity. The frame’s carbon layup creates natural flex zones, with the low volume of the top tube and seat stays providing a silky ride over rough roads. For increased aerodynamics, Orbea uses their Freeflow technology at the front fork, using wider spaced blades to reduce the airflow and turbulence created around wider rims and tires as air approaches from behind the fork. This technology results in a fork that is 4 watts faster than its predecessor, shaving your ride time.
Using an performance geometry, the Orca M20 maximizes body aerodynamics and power efficiencies for a responsive yet stable ride. Orbea uses Shimano Ultegra brakes and a lightweight and efficient Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-speed drivetrain to keep your shifting smooth and precise to help you get every ounce of power from your pedal stroke. Other details include internal cable routing, clearance for 28mm tires, a hidden clamp-style seatpost binder, PF86 bottom bracket, and an integrated chain security device to prevent dropped chains.
The Orbea Orca M20 is available in seven sizes, 47 – 60, and in nearly infinite colors thanks for Orbea’s My-O Custom Paint Program. Contact us today at the shop, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours!