2017 Orbea Orca M20i Bike
The Orca M20i, M20 and M30 share the same base frame: the OME (Orbea Monocoque Evolution) frame. High modulus fibers are blended with standard carbon fibers in order to achieve a balance of performance and durability, while creating a more affordable frame.
In every Orca most of the torsional and lateral loads are handled by the bottom half of the frame. This prevents twisting and makes sure no movement is wasted. The stiffness in the bottom half makes sure that every pedal stroke counts. Making you faster.
The Orca can feel like it’s floating over rough surfaces due to its vibration dampening design. The seatstays are thinner with thinner cross sections. This helps with traction but in conjunction with a less bulky top tube, it dramatically cuts down on road chatter.
The Orca is an aggressive bike and its geometry reflects that. This makes for better aerodynamics, and better aerodynamics mean more speed. So if speed is your thing, this is your bike.
“There are plenty of great bikes that offer flexibility, a relaxed, neutral position and mellow handling. Orca is not one of them – Orca is designed for the guy who has already ridden 6000kms in February and can somehow sustain 500 watts in the middle of winter. The guy whose legs look like they are chiseled directly from the local mountains, the guy you have NEVER beaten, and is always ready to make the pace. Orca is for professionals, hardmen, hardwomen and dedicated weirdos that have never even consider quitting early. Orca is for riders who spend so much time talking about watts and training that you wouldn’t dream of inviting them to your party, and they wouldn’t come anyway because it’s past their bedtime. Orca isn’t for everyone – Do you want to be fast?”
Frame: Orca OME monocoque carbon
Fork: OME full carbon fork, carbon steerer, carbon dropouts
Headset: FSA integrated carbon cup ACB bearings
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Crank: FSA Gossamer Pro 34x50T (stock), FSA Gossamer Pro Adventure 32x48T (optional +$59)
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 11-28T (stock), Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-30T (optional +$29)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8050 Di2
Chain: FSA Team Issue
Wheelset: Vision Team 30 Comp clincher (stock), Mavic Aksium Elite Clincher (optional +$119)
Tires: Vittoria Rubino Foldable 700x25 60TPI G+
Handlebar: FSA Gossamer compact
Handlebar Tape: Black anti-slippery/shockproof bar tape
Stem: Orbea OC-II
Seatpost: Orbea OC-II Carbon
Saddle: Prologo Kappa RS STN size 143mm (stock), Selle Italia SLS Lady Flow (optional)
Sizes: 47cm | 49cm | 51cm | 53cm | 55cm | 57cm | 60cm |
Colors: White Black Red, Black Red, Orange