2017 Orbea Ordu OMP
Orbea completely overhauled the 2015 Ordu OMP and now we have the faster and lighter 2017 Ordu OMP which in the words of Orbea, will give you “the time of your life.” New this year are the FreeFlow fork, the mini taper head tube, the Mondragon tube shapes, and of course, the speed.
The idea behind the FreeFlow fork is that as air flows toward your bike, through and around your fork, this clashes with the air your bike is generating by turning the front wheel. This mix creates turbulence and drag and slows your bike down. The idea behind the FreeFlow fork is to widen the legs, reducing pressure and therefore turbulence and drag. It increases the speed of the bike by an astonishing 10% leading to a faster finishing time.
Until now there was a catch 22 in headtube design. A tapered headtube creates stiffness in the frame, but the increase in frontal area lessens the aerodynamics. A straight headtube has better aerodynamics but isn’t as stiff. Orbea’s solution is to have a mini tapered head tube. The top of the tube is 1” while the bottom is 1 ?” So you have the best of both worlds, aerodynamics and stiffness. You have one fast bike.
Orbea is lucky enough to have the specialists at Mondragon University to help them innovate the very best in tube shapes for the Ordu OMP. They have made improvements to traditional airfoil design aimed at “helping riders go faster in conditions typically encountered on the road- faster at lower speeds and faster at higher yaw angles.” The intention is to have the fastest shape possible and in wind tunnel tests it has been confirmed that the Ordu OMP is significantly faster than before.
Frame: OMP carbon monocoque
Fork: Ordu OMP carbon, aluminum steerer
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 25.4mm | 1"
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 28.6mm | 1 1/8"
Headset Included: Yes, FSA integrated aluminum cup
Bottom Bracket Type: BB386
Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Tri Rig Omega X standard, included
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, Orbea Ordu OMP
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 49.3cm XS | 50.8cm SM | 53.3cm MD | 55.9cm LG | 58.7cm XL
Colors: Black, Blue Black, Custom colors available
Weight: 1400g | 3.09lbs