2019 Orbea Orca Aero OMR Disc
Disc brakes have long since stopped being controversial on road bikes. With the improved braking performance they offer, and bike designs mitigating any perceived drawbacks to heavier disc brakes, there are fewer and fewer reasons not to consider them for your next bike. And if you are considering the Orbea Orca Aero OMR Disc, you’ll love the feeling of confidence the braking gives you to go even faster.
“Aero bike” used to be code for “kinda heavy”, but since that is no longer necessarily the case with advances in carbon uses and layups, you can feel comfortable buying a bike that focuses primarily on the aerodynamics without feeling like you will be sacrificing the nimbleness that would help you climbing. In fact, this is a WorldTour level racing machine, as the OMR or Orbea Monocoque Racing indicates in the name. It has been made using Orbea’s top level carbon choices that will keep the stiffness level world class and the weight down.
The Orca Aero’s design was made possible when the UCI relaxed their 3:1 height to thickness ratio rule for tube profile depths. It meant that the designers could go deep with the aerodynamics of the tube sizes, and the Orca Aero OMR Disc benefits from the same rule change. So you get this massive down tube that forms the backbone of the rigidity but also offers seriously aero qualities with a chunky, aero-optimized shape where the rounded leading edge gets abruptly chopped at the back to guarantee a smooth flow of air from any direction. This is an aero bike you won’t have to wrestle with in crosswinds. The oblong top tube has been squashed to flatten out the top, increasing the strength and aerodynamics of the tube, while the seatpost has been given a decidedly aero oval shape which is intended to reduce air turbulence between your legs and the frame. The fork has also been designed to calm the airflow between the rotating wheels and the interior of the fork blade, while still providing enough strength and durability to handle the different forces exerted by the disc brakes.
With flat mount disc brakes, 12mm through axles, and internal cable routing for mechanical or electronic groupsets, the Orbea Orca Aero OMR Disc will offer all the top end essential features that will mean you can build this up to be the ultimate racing machine. And the BB386 press fit bottom bracket will hold the whole shebang together, guaranteeing serious stiffness when accelerating or putting the power down. You will have also the option to go with the integrated bar and stem set up to keep the front end as invisible to the wind as possible. The water bottle bosses will offer multiple cage placement options.
The Orbea Orca Aero OMR Disc represents the top quality performance package that will help you do everything from smash your race times to enjoy an endurance length Gran Fondo.
Frame: OMR carbon disc
Fork: Orbea Aero OMR disc
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 12mm Thru x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Headset Included: Yes, FSA integrated carbon cup ACB bearings
Bottom Bracket Type: BB386
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electronic compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Top swing
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc, flat mount
Seatpost Diameter: Aero
Seatpost Included: Yes, Orbea Aero OMR
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 47cm | 49cm | 51cm | 53cm | 55cm | 57cm | 60cm |
Colors: Steel Black, Black Red, Red Black, Blue, Perla Silver, Custom